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  • Piedmont Park hanging: What we know

    07/09/2016 8:06:37 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 22 replies
    AJC ^ | July 8, 2016 | Asia Burns
    While authorities said the scene was consistent with a suicide, the case has been referred to the FBI. Officials dispeled rumors the Ku Klux Klan’s involvement. A black man’s body was discovered hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park early Thursday.
  • Pfizer’s Lethal Injection Drug Ban Raises Fears of Alternative Execution Methods in US

    05/15/2016 12:40:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 14 May 2016 | Jamie Doward
    Human rights campaigners warn action is needed to stop use of unlicensed drugs or other legally unsatisfactory methodsHuman rights groups have welcomed news that pharmaceutical firm Pfizer is to block the sale of its drugs in the US to perform executions, but warned that legally dubious alternatives could take their place. All companies licensed by the US government to manufacture drugs for state executions have now blocked their use in lethal injections. Pfizer’s withdrawal follows a campaign targeting pharmaceutical companies and their shareholders. The company said: “Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of the patients we...
  • Watch: Amazing Rescue Video Of Goat Hanging From Power Cables By Its Horns

    03/31/2016 7:29:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/30/16
    This goat got into trouble after kidding around on some power lines. The animal somehow managed to trap itself by its horns on overhead cables, leaving it dangling from a hillside above a 20-ft drop to a road. As this amazing footage shows, the goat was caught in the lines and couldn’t get down. It had to be removed by a team of men, who used a ladder to tie a rope around the animal’s leg, before one of them pulled the goat back to the hill and set it free.
  • The king demanded vengeance and ‘Zarqawi’s woman’ was sent to the gallows

    09/27/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by NRx · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09-26-2015 | Joby Warrick
    AMMAN, Jordan — Just after nightfall Feb. 3, a warrant arrived at the city’s main women’s prison for the execution of Sajida al-Rishawi. The instructions had come from King Abdullah II himself, then in Washington on a state visit, and were transmitted from his private plane to the royal court in Jordan’s capital. A clerk relayed the message to the Interior Ministry and then to the prisons department, where it caused a stir. State executions are complicated affairs requiring many steps, yet the king’s wishes were explicit: The woman would face the gallows before the sun rose the next day.
  • FBI asks for patience in black man's hanging in Mississippi

    03/20/2015 7:58:11 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 64 replies
    okc fox 25 ^ | March 19, 2015 | JOHNNY CLARK and JEFF AMY, AP
    An FBI agent appealed for patience Friday after a black man was found hanging from a tree in Mississippi, saying 30 federal, state and local agents were working intensively to determine whether he was killed or committed suicide. "Everybody wants answers and wants them quickly. We understand that," FBI Special Agent Don Alway told a crowd outside the Claiborne County Courthouse. "We are going to hold off on coming to any conclusions until the facts take us to a definitive answer." The county coroner confirmed that the man found hanging from a white sheet Thursday was Otis Byrd, an ex-convict...
  • Search For Missing Black Man Leads to Body Hanging in Mississippi Woods

    03/20/2015 6:35:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/19/15 | M Alex Johnson
    Federal authorities are investigating the grisly discovery of the body of a man found hanging by a bed sheet Thursday morning... Local officers were searching for Otis James Byrd, a 54-year-old black man, who vanished on March 2. remained unclear whether the death was a homicide or a suicide, but he confirmed that the man "had a bed sheet tied around his neck." ....Byrd spent just over 25 years in prison for the Feb. 1980 murder of Lucille Trim in Claiborne County, according to Mississippi Department of Corrections records cited by the Clarion-Ledger newspaper. The records show he robbed...
  • Autopsy suggests suicide in hanging of black man in Mississippi

    03/20/2015 12:30:57 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 71 replies
    la times ^ | 3-20-2015 | MICHAEL MUSKAL
    <p>Preliminary results from an autopsy on the body of Otis Byrd, whose body was found hanging from a tree in rural Mississippi, strongly suggest the death was a suicide rather than foul play, a federal law enforcement official said Friday.</p>
  • Jordan hangs 2 terrorists, vows 'earth-shaking' response to grisly ISIS video

    02/04/2015 9:52:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/04/2015
    Jordan hanged two terrorists early Wednesday, in a swift response to the release of a video showing ISIS burning alive a captured air force pilot, and vowed an “earth-shaking” response to the terror group’s sadistic slaughter. Jordan's King Abdullah, who was in Washington for a diplomatic mission when the video depicting the horrific death of Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh hit the Internet, met with lawmakers and then President Obama after getting word of Al-Kaseasbeh's death. Although the meetings were private, lawmakers said Abdullah, a former military general and special forces commander who has ruled the Arab nation since his father's death...
  • Jordan hangs two terrorists in response to ISIS atrocities. What will Obama do?

    02/04/2015 6:14:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Hot ^ | February 4, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    Now we’re talking. After the unspeakable act of burning a Jordanian pilot alive was revealed this week, the people of Jordan rose up with the exact type of indignation and outrage which seems to be missing from the response in Washington. Last night two terrorists were hanged in reply to the actions of the terrorists. Jordan executed two Al Qaeda prisoners early Wednesday in response to a graphic video released by the ISIS terror group that showed a captured Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage. The release of the video sparked outrage and anti-ISIS demonstrations in Jordan, while...
  • Police: 6-Year-Old’s Hanging Death Suicide Or Accident

    01/17/2015 9:24:53 AM PST · by mykroar · 8 replies
    cBS Minnesota ^ | 1/15/15 | AP
    <p>BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — Police in Minnesota have closed their investigation of a 6-year-old girl’s hanging death by ruling out foul play, and said the evidence points to an accident or suicide.</p> <p>Kendrea Johnson was found unconscious in a bedroom of her foster home in Brooklyn Park with a jump rope around her neck Dec. 27. There were no witnesses in the room.</p>
  • Iran set to execute woman accused of killing attempted rapist

    09/29/2014 10:57:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 29, 2014 | Lisa Daftari
    An Iranian woman sentenced to death for killing a man who tried to rape her told her mother goodbye and prepared to die, even as the Islamic republic’s president was meeting with world leaders at the United Nations. Rayhaneh Jabbari, 26, is set to be executed Tuesday, according to reports from Iran. On Monday, her mother, Shole Paravan, recounted on her Facebook page an emotional farewell call her daughter made when a sympathetic guard loaned her a cellphone before she was taken to Rajaiy Shahr Prison to be hanged. […] In April, a court postponed Jabbari’s execution in the face...
  • Execution, Interrupted: Killer’s Life Spared Moments Before Hanging

    04/17/2014 2:56:26 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 4 replies
    Time ^ | 04-17-2014 | Noah Rayman
    Hundreds of people are executed every year in Iran. Balal, thanks to the actions of his victim's mother, will not be one of them. Balal was standing on a chair, blindfolded and with a noose around his neck, when the mother of the man he stabbed to death seven years ago approached him, the Guardian reports. According to some interpretations of sharia law, the victim’s family participates in the punishment by pushing the chair from under the condemned man. But this time, the mother of the victim slapped Balal across the face and then helped the victim’s father remove the...
  • Milwaukee man gets 9 months in jail for voting twice in 2012 election

    03/04/2014 3:48:31 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3-4-14 | Bruce Vielmetti
    A Milwaukee man was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in jail, with work-release privileges, for voting twice in the 2012 presidential election. Prosecutors had asked the judge to sentence Leonard K. Brown, 56, to more than a year in prison, a harsher punishment than handed down in the few other cases of double voting. "I'm shocked, to be honest, that the state thinks this is a prison case," defense attorney Christopher Hartley told Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Timothy Witkowiak. "It's outrageous." Hartley said Brown is caught in the political debate over making voters show photo ID to vote, with one...
  • Austrian mayor: Journalists should be hanged like Jews

    12/06/2013 8:38:07 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    JP ^ | 12/5/2013 | JP
    BERLIN - The mayor of the Austrian town of Gföhl said on Tuesday in city council meeting that journalists who reported on asylum seekers should be hanged like the Jews. The Austrian news outlet reported on Wednesday that Gföhl’s mayor Karl Simlinger expressed fury about asylum applicants who would be lodged in a planned complex. “I don’t give a shit about asylum seekers, but the journalists are to be blamed. They should be hanged; they are like the Jews.”
  • Parents withdraw from inquiry into death of U.S. engineer Shane Todd

    05/21/2013 11:30:43 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 2 replies
    The parents of a U.S. engineer found dead in Singapore last year said on Wednesday they will not take part in the rest of a coroner’s inquiry into his death, which they say was linked to a project involving the transfer of sensitive technology to China. In a statement issued through their lawyers, Rick and Mary Todd said they had lost confidence in the system investigating the death of their 31-year-old son, Shane, who was found hanging in his Singapore apartment last June. The Todds did not appear in court on Wednesday, the day after a U.S. medical examiner they...
  • Hey Anti-Israel Liberals, THIS is How They Treat Gay People in Iran...

    11/19/2012 8:24:53 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 36 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    4000+ gays executed by current regime... Yeah, this is the fate that awaits any found 'guilty' of being homosexual in Iran: you know libs, the same Iran that's funneling all those weapons and missiles into Gaza to support equally barbaric proxy Hamas... More at Reaganite Republican (warning- gruesome/graphic) On the other hand, all are allowed to live in peace (unless hit by a Iranian-Palestinian missile) and democracy in Israel- yet which nation does the left hate the more than any other in the world...? (don't answer libs, it's rhetorical). Hey guys- looks like you missed one BBC   FoxNews   VermontSecession  ...
  • Gorilla in Prague Zoo accidentally hangs himself

    07/27/2012 10:03:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 27, 2012
    PRAGUE (AP) -- A gorilla has died in the Prague Zoo after accidentally hanging himself with a climbing rope, zoo officials said Friday. The zoo said in a statement that 5-year-old Tatu was found hanging with a rope around his neck Friday morning in a sleeping room.
  • (Strange Justice) In 1916, a Circus in Tennessee Sentenced an Elephant to Death by Hanging

    05/24/2012 2:07:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 24, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    In 1916, a circus in Tennessee sentenced an elephant to death by hanging In the early 1900s, it wasn't uncommon for humans to use their waxing technological prowess for the express purpose of torturing the hell out of animals. In one particularly mind-boggling incident, a five-ton circus elephant named Mary was condemned to death by hanging after her owners nixed executions by firearms, dismemberment, and electrocution. After Mary killed her handler in St. Paul, Virginia because of abuse/poor training/a toothache/some nebulous combination thereof, the proprietors of Sparks World Famous Shows executed the pachyderm in the railyards of Erwin, Tennessee on...
  • Wikileaks Is A Weapon In The Bloody Hands Of Iran

    05/18/2012 7:58:08 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 17 May 2012 | Editorial
    WikiLeaks: The sleazy criminal organization dedicated to publishing U.S. secrets may loudly deny its leaks led to the hanging of a man in Iran Tuesday. But that's irrelevant because WikiLeaks gave Tehran the pretext it sought. A 24-year old Iranian man was the latest victim of the mullahs' monstrous tyranny this week, executed as a spy for Israel, supposedly for killing an Iranian nuclear scientist on behalf of his Zionist masters. That's a whiff of the twisted kangaroo court verdicts typical of Iran. In reality, Majid Jamali Fashi was a young kick-boxing instructor who visited Baku, Azerbaijan, for a tournament...
  • Japan hangs 3 killers in 1st executions since 2010

    03/29/2012 8:34:18 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    Three men convicted of multiple killings were hanged Thursday in Japan's first executions in more than a year and a half.
  • Japan hangs three in first executions since 2010

    03/29/2012 5:49:15 AM PDT · by derfel · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Mar 2012 | The Telegraph
    Three death row inmates in Japan were executed by hanging on Thursday, the country's first executions in more than a year and a half. The men were reportedly hanged in three different prisons. One was convicted of ramming a car into a train station and then knifing people nearby, killing five, in 1999. The second killed two people in 2001 and the third killed three in 2002.
  • Iran ready to move ahead with stoning or hanging of woman convicted of adultery

    12/25/2011 2:14:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12/25/11 | Marisol
    The case of Sakineh Ashtiani was moved to a back burner after her death sentence drew intense international scrutiny and criticism, not unlike how Youcef Nadarkhani's case is dragging on more quietly after similar international condemnation of his death sentence for apostasy from Islam. In both cases, Iran tried to come up with other excuses to execute them and erode support for them. The murder charge against Ashtiani, which was applied later, seems to be an afterthought below, and it appears to be the adultery charge on which authorities are moving ahead. An update on this story. "Iranian woman convicted...
  • If you're against hanging, think of poor Lesley

    12/23/2011 5:34:35 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 23rd December 2011 | Kelvin MacKenzie
    Donald Neilson has just died at the age of 75. He had been looked after by the State for the past 36 years, receiving three square meals a day which he didn’t pay for and he was provided with a warm and secure shelter. Contrast Neilson’s life to that of Lesley Whittle. At the age of just 17, it was snuffed out. She died alone and naked, with her neck tethered by a wire noose, down a 60ft reservoir drainage shaft. Such an ordeal would have been terrifying for anyone, let alone a teenage girl. Neilson was better known as...
  • Another strong month for home sales, prices in Broward (FL)

    09/21/2011 9:22:21 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 21, 2001 | Paul Owens
    Broward County home sales and prices rose in August from a year ago, brightening hopes for a housing recovery. The county had 1,185 sales of existing homes, up 19 percent from August 2010, the Florida Realtors said Wednesday. The median price was $191,800, a 5 percent increase from a year ago. It was Broward’s third consecutive gain in sales and prices. Five other metro areas in Florida also had sales and price increases in August. Still, analysts are cautious, saying they don’t expect a housing bottom until at least 2012. “Over the past few months, it appears that home prices...
  • Freep a Poll! (Rep. Carson's comment: "Tea partiers want blacks hanging on trees")

    09/01/2011 3:01:15 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies ^ | 9-1-11 | NY Daily News
    TEA'd off What do you think about Rep. Carson's comments? I'm outraged. He should apologize immediately. Not a big deal. I see his point. I'm not sure.
  • Prayers desperately needed for 14 yr old boy who attempted suicide 2 days ago [Last Update at #149]

    08/14/2011 10:38:46 PM PDT · by yorkie · 151 replies
    John, the 14 year old son of my daughter's friend and co-worker, hung himself two days ago. When he was found, he still had a heartbeat and has been in intensive care, with no brain activity. Tonight, the family prepared to remove him from life support, but brain activity has started, and they are asking for prayers. If you read this, please pray for him and his family. I will post any updates I receive on this thread. Thank you so much.
  • After 75 years, last public hanging haunts city

    08/14/2011 5:27:47 PM PDT · by KyGeezer · 43 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 08/13/2011 | Brett Barrouquere
    OWENSBORO, Ky. - Bob Howe points to an overgrown, muddy patch of land in a cemetery in Owensboro, gesturing to where the grave of the last man publicly executed in the United States may be. "I think it was over there," said Howe, an 81-year-old lifelong Owensboro resident and retired county coroner. "I used to pass it on the way to school. That's what I was told. It was over there somewhere." The grave is anonymous and unmarked, like other places associated with Rainey Bethea's hanging Aug. 14, 1936. On the 75th anniversary of the execution, it is something some...
  • Suspect in Ark. soldier's death seeks bigger stage (ROP Alert)

    07/17/2011 10:57:11 AM PDT · by PROCON · 5 replies
    AP ^ | July 17, 2011 | JEANNIE NUSS
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - When Abdulhakim Muhammad killed a soldier outside a recruiting station in Arkansas, he hoped the world would pay attention to the war he had declared on the United States. He took responsibility for the shooting, called it retaliation for U.S. military action the Middle East and claimed ties to al-Qaida. But when Muhammad goes on trial this week in Little Rock, he won't face any federal or terrorism charges. He complained he's being treated like a common criminal, with a state trial on a capital murder charge. There will be no grand stage for his...
  • Family: Teacher Forbids Boy From Hanging U.S. Flag Pic Because It Might Offend Others

    05/13/2011 3:08:21 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/12/2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    An 11-year-old boy in Orange, MA is in the middle of flag controversy after he and his family claim one of his teachers banned him from hanging a picture of an American flag he drew in the classroom because it might offend other students. The boy‘s dad is adamant his son’s civil rights were violated. But the school has a different take, and says the prohibition was because the boy disobeyed instruction
  • Iran Hangs Dutch Woman for Protesting Against Government

    02/21/2011 11:53:28 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 25 replies
    IsraPundit ^ | 2/21/2011 | Bill Levinson
    Iranian-Dutch woman Zahra Bahrami hanged in Iran reports, Reports from Iran say Iranian-Dutch woman Zahra Bahrami was hanged on Saturday for selling and possessing drugs. ...Bahrami, a 46-year-old Iranian-born naturalised Dutch citizen, was reportedly arrested in December 2009 after joining a protest against the government while visiting relatives in the Islamic republic. This is entirely consistent with Iran's hasty invention of new charges (such as murder or drug trafficking) to justify the execution of a person for an action that is not a crime in civilized nations. Iran sentenced Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani to be stoned to death for adultery and,...
  • Report: 'Iran Hanging One Person Every 12 hours'

    02/06/2011 8:02:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    inn ^ | 2/6/11 | Gil Ronen
    The Teheran regime has hanged 66 individuals since the end of 2010, according to France 24 International News. Among them was a 46-year-old Iranian-born, Dutch national Sahra Bahrami, who was hung on January 29 on drug-smuggling charges. Holland's Foreign Ministry said it was "shocked, shattered by this act by a barbaric regime," according to Agence France Presse. Bahrami's sister dismissed the Iranian charges, which she contended were fabricated. "She doesn't even smoke cigarettes, let alone possessing drugs. How could someone who participates in election gatherings and endangers her life, engage in such actions against her country?" she is quoted as...
  • Iran hangs 'Mossad spy'

    12/28/2010 12:34:01 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 7 replies · 3+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 28 Dec 2010 | anon
    Iran hanged on Tuesday a man found guilty of giving information on Iranian missiles to Israeli intelligence service Mossad, state news agency IRNA reported, quoting the Tehran prosecutor's office. Ali Akbar Siadat was hanged in Tehran's Evin prison after having been condemned to death for "working for Mossad," said the prosecutor's office, IRNA reported. Siadat was found guilty of having had links with Mossad for six years, said IRNA. "He had received $60,000 to give classified information to the Zionist regime," IRNA reported. IRNA said Siadat had acknowledged having established contacts with one Israeli embassy overseas and that he had...
  • Big Spring man pleads guilty to federal child pornography charges

    12/17/2010 4:57:37 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 8 replies
    KCBD TV ^ | 12-17-2010 | News staff
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - John Alan Conroy, 36, of Big Spring, Texas, pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon before U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to one count of producing child pornography and one count of receipt of a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. He faces a statutory sentence of 15 to 50 years in prison, a $500,000 fine and a lifetime of supervised release. Judge Cummings ordered a pre sentence report with sentencing to be scheduled after the completion of that report. Conroy has been in custody since his arrest in July 2010 on a related...
  • Christopher Hitchens: Don't Hang Tariq Aziz (His execution will threaten Iraq's fragile democracy)

    11/09/2010 9:41:12 AM PST · by WebFocus · 20 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/09/2010 | Christopher Hitchens
    The decision of the Iraqi war crimes tribunal to sentence Tariq Aziz to death is one that needs to be vigorously opposed for several reasons. Although it is true that, as Saddam Hussein's longtime henchman and deputy, he is morally tainted with some of the most appalling crimes in modern history, Aziz was not, in fact, condemned to execution for his part in the annexation of Kuwait, the destruction of the Marsh Arabs, or the attempted genocide against Iraq's Kurdish minority. (Indeed, there is some evidence that he advised his boss against the insane attack on Kuwait in 1990.) For...
  • Saddam aide Tariq Aziz sentenced to hang

    10/26/2010 2:51:34 AM PDT · by South40 · 56 replies · 1+ views
    YahooNews (AP) ^ | 10/25/2010 | HAMID AHMED and BARBARA SURK
    BAGHDAD – Saddam Hussein's foreign minister Tariq Aziz was sentenced to death by hanging Tuesday for persecuting members of Shiite religious parties under the former regime. Iraq's high criminal court spokesman Mohammed Abdul Sahib did not say when Aziz, 74, would be put to death. The death sentence was for a conviction on charges of taking part in a Saddam-led campaign that hunted and executed members of the Shiite Dawa Party, of which current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is a member.
  • Japan opens execution chamber to the public for the first time

    08/27/2010 2:43:00 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/27/2010
    Japan has opened its execution chamber to the public for the first time in a move designed to inspire discussion over whether the country should scrap death penalty. TV footage from inside the Tokyo Detention House showed the trap door, the viewing room and rooms where the inmate can meet a cleric, with a Buddhist altar and a Buddha statue. The noose was not shown. Footage also showed the "button room", where three prison officers press a button at the same time to open the trap door, so it is not clear which button opened the door. Japan and the...
  • Report: Karzai holds secret talks with top militant

    06/27/2010 12:32:26 PM PDT · by kbennkc · 20 replies
    NBC ^ | 27 JUN 10 | staff
    KABUL — Afghan President Hamid Karzai has held face-to-face talks with Sirajuddin Haqqani, leader of a particularly brutal militant group with ties to al-Qaida, Al Jazeera reported on Sunday. The presidential office reportedly denied that any meeting took place between Karzai and the Haqqani network, a group high on the CIA's hit list that is believed to have been behind some of the most sophisticated attacks across Afghanistan. Pakistan's army chief and the head of the country's intelligence services are thought to have accompanied Haqqani to the talks, sources told Al Jazeera. Pakistan's intelligence and military officials have long been...
  • Taliban Hangs 7-Year-Old Boy in Grisly Warning

    06/10/2010 4:35:27 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies · 754+ views
    ABC ^ | 6-10-10 | NICK SCHIFRIN
    As thousands of American troops pour into southern Afghanistan, insurgents have launched a vicious offensive against the Afghans supporting the surge. In the last day a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a wedding hosted by an anti-Taliban tribal leader, and insurgents publicly hanged someone who they labeled a spy for local troops. Men stand around coffins of blast victims outside a hospital in Kandahar city, Afghanistan,... Men stand around coffins of blast victims outside a hospital in Kandahar city, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 10, 2010. A suicide attack ripped through a wedding party in full swing in the Taliban's heartland...
  • 3 girls plead not guilty in suicide bullying case

    04/08/2010 1:54:49 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 39 replies · 1,115+ views
    MSNBC ^ | updated 1:15 p.m. ET, Thurs., April 8, 2010 | Unknown
    HADLEY, Mass. - Lawyers for three teenage girls accused of participating in the bullying of a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide entered not guilty pleas Thursday on their behalf to charges including civil rights violations and criminal harassment. Ashley Longe, Sharon Chanon Velazquez and Flannery Mullins, all 16, did not appear in Franklin-Hampshire Juvenile Court for their arraignments. A judge ordered them to have no contact with the family of Phoebe Prince, a South Hadley High School freshman who hanged herself in January after what prosecutors called an "unrelenting" three-month bullying campaign by six teenagers. Prosecutors say Prince was targeted...
  • Hanging Ian Huntley would have been more humane

    03/22/2010 5:13:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 409+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 22nd March 2010 | Colin Wilson
    When Dr Harold Shipman, the worst serial killer in British history, committed suicide in 2004, the Home Secretary of the time David Blunkett confessed his first instinct on hearing the news was to 'open a bottle'. No doubt many felt the same way when they learnt that double child murderer Ian Huntley had been badly slashed across the throat in prison by a fellow inmate. Any sense of regret would be caused not by concern over Huntley's injuries, but the fact that his attacker failed to complete the job. Yet, in the wake of Shipman's death, Blunkett also expressed his...
  • Iraqi TV Shows Photos of Final Moments Before Hanging of "Chemical Ali" - Video 1/25/10

    01/25/2010 7:17:15 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 1,197+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 25, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video from Iraqi TV that show the final moments of "Chemical Ali" today before he was executed in Iraq by hanging. Two still photos are shown in the video of Saddam's cousin, who was his primary enforcer and henchman. it shows Ali's face in one still shot, and them shows "Chemical Ali" with a hood over his head and a noose around his neck just before his execution today. This video report gives a good review of his life, brutality and capture that led up to his execution today. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Iraq Executes 'Chemical Ali'

    01/25/2010 5:13:24 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 15 replies · 809+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01-25-10 | The Wall Street Journal
    Saddam Hussein's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid, who was hanged Monday, ordered the infamous poison gas attack on the northern Iraqi Kurdish village of Halabja in 1988 that killed 5,000 people and earned him the chilling moniker "Chemical Ali." Mr. Majid was executed a week after he received his fourth death sentence on Jan. 17, the final one for the Halabja attack. He bore a striking resemblance to Mr. Hussein and was one of the most brutal members of the dictator's inner circle. The general led sweeping military campaigns in the 1980s and 1990s that claimed tens of thousands of lives–wiping...
  • ‘Chemical’ Ali Executed in Iraq

    01/25/2010 10:17:43 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 10 replies · 1,069+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 25, 2010 | NADA BAKRI
    A well-known face of the former government of Saddam Hussein widely known as Chemical Ali was executed Monday for ordering a gas attack on a Kurdish village in northern Iraq and for his role in other attacks that became notorious symbols of Mr. Hussein’s tenure. An Iraqi court had sentenced the man, Ali Hassan al-Majid, to death by hanging last week. He is known here as Chemical Ali because of the attack on the village of Halabja, in which more than 5,000 Kurds died. “I congratulate the Iraqi people for this sentence,” said a lawmaker, Safia Suhail. It was Mr....
  • Raw, Stunning Footage Of Iran Protesters Saving Prisoners From Getting Hanged

    12/28/2009 7:13:25 AM PST · by FromLori · 33 replies · 2,107+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 12/28/09 | Joe Weisenthal
    Discretion advised When you see footage such as this, with anti-regime Iranian protesters losing any concern about their own safety, it's hard to imagine the current leadership hanging on. Here, via Gateway Pundit, is brutal footage of protesters saving two men who were being hanged. Caution definitely advised. Not for the squeamish or faint of heart. video at site
  • Iran: Muslims hang teen girls, plan another

    12/05/2009 6:47:21 AM PST · by freedomyes · 30 replies · 1,392+ views
    CanadaFreePress ^ | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    She had no lawyer. She tried to defend herself. In the end the government took her to the noose. She was hung. The 16-year-old body was accused of committing "acts incompatible with chastity." Note date of article's first posting. What was happening then is happening now and will happen on into the future.
  • Kentucky census worker not murdered by crazy right wingers

    11/25/2009 3:32:17 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies · 1,004+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 25, 2009 | Randall Hoven
    Here is how CBS News reported, in September, on the death of a census worker in Kentucky. “Terror in Kentucky: Census Worker's Murder. Body Found Naked, Hanging From Tree in Cemetery; Had Been Gagged, Duct Taped, 'Fed' Scrawled on Chest.. "'He was murdered,’ Weaver said. ‘There's no doubt.’ ... I said, 'Bill you be careful when you go over to eastern Kentucky to do your census work. Some of the people over there may not understand that you're just collecting statistics,' friend Gilbert Acciardo told CBS News.. “Although anti-government sentiment was one possibility in the death, some in law enforcement...
  • Shhh! Census Worker May Have Committed Suicide

    11/06/2009 11:43:31 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 2,076+ views ^ | Nov. 6, 2009 | Rusty Weiss
    Remember the case of the Census worker who was found hanging from a tree with the word ‘fed' scrawled across his chest? You remember - he died at the hands of right-wing commentators and anti-government tea partiers. He was killed because of an overwhelming case of right-wing paranoia. He was murdered by Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Bachmann, and Fox News. Keep this quiet though... While the death of Bill Sparkman was a media sensation for pushing anti-conservative sentiments just a couple of months ago, it is receiving little to no coverage currently. Why? Because, as investigators have recently speculated,...
  • Census employee found hanged in KY & why are they asking those questions?

    09/24/2009 1:38:01 PM PDT · by Psion · 39 replies · 3,173+ views
    No Compromise Media ^ | Sept. 24, 2009 | No Compromise Media
    The FBI is investigating the hanging of 51 year old census worker, Robert Sparkman. Sparkman was found hanging in a remote wooded area of west Kentucky in Clay County with the word “FED” scrawled on his chest. I was reading about this case this morning and of course, the thought came to mind that “right winged” extremists would be blamed for this event. I mean, geez, there is so much hatred for those who oppose the take over of America and “fundamentally transforming” America into a European style Socialist country that, of course, when a dead fed is found that,...
  • Witness: Census worker's hanging body naked, bound

    09/25/2009 5:23:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 123 replies · 4,886+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 25, 2009 | ROGER ALFORD and JEFFREY McMURRAY
    BIG CREEK, Ky. (AP) - A part-time census worker found hanging in a rural Kentucky cemetery was naked, gagged and had his hands and feet bound with duct tape, said an Ohio man who discovered the body two weeks ago. Jerry Weaver of Fairfield, Ohio, told The Associated Press on Friday that he was among a group of relatives who discovered the body of 51-year-old Bill Sparkman on Sept. 12. "The only thing he had on was a pair of socks," Weaver said. "And they had duct-taped his hands, his wrists. He had duct tape over his eyes, and they...
  • Feds probe US Census worker hanging in Kentucky

    09/24/2009 4:48:35 AM PDT · by mentor2k · 72 replies · 2,979+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 24, 2009 | DEVLIN BARRETT and JEFFREY McMURRAY
    MANCHESTER, Ky. – When Bill Sparkman told retired trooper Gilbert Acciardo that he was going door-to-door collecting census data in rural Kentucky, the former cop drawing on years of experience warned: "Be careful." The 51-year-old Sparkman was found hanged from a tree near a Kentucky cemetery and had the word "fed" scrawled on his chest, a law enforcement official said Wednesday, and the FBI is investigating whether he was a victim of anti-government sentiment. "Even though he was with the Census Bureau, sometimes people can view someone with any government agency as 'the government.' I just was afraid that he...