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Trophy Hunting

June 18, 2010
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The following are the tweets from the Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff leading up to the execution of convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner by firing squad.

Another execution done in the name of one’s God by the State. In a country which questions the reach and role of government in private citizens lives, this is the cruelest of ironies.

There is the inhumanity of the murder, compounded upon by the inhumanity of a “firing squad” execution, compounded upon the ignominy of declaring it on twitter and inviting everyone to watch the press conference.

Doing this in this way shows the true intent of this “justice”  – demeaning it to nothing more than a big game hunt with the hunter putting the killers head on a plaque in his den.

The Press Conference.

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