We, in the US may not see being stoned as such a horrible thing, however in the Middle East, especially in Afganistan, Iran and other countries it is certain death.
So what makes for a crime punishable by death? well, most people believe that it is causing the death of another. But some societies are still stuck in the days of witch hunts.
Stoning to death is a cruel insane Islamic punishment given to people who are married but still voluntarily have sex outside marraige ( the cheater may not even always be guilty of the crime, since I doubt they have DNA evidence or any evidence of said crime other than one word against anothers). This punishment was ordered by the “merciful” Prophet, who ofcourse was the messenger of the “merciful” Allah.
Yes, this is the religion of peace. We see the peacefull solutions on CNN daily to the problems they may face.
Here is the stoning execution of four people, please be aware this is a very graphic and violent video clip of a bloody and barbariuc middle East Taliban style execution
In stoning to death, the victims’s hands are tied behind their backs and their bodies are put in a cloth sack. Then, this human “package” is buried in a hole, with only the victims heads showing above the ground. If its a woman, she is buried upto her shoulders. This is to give her an seemingly equal (but nonetheless impossible) chance to escape recognizing her lesser physical strength.
You must wonder why the people are wrapped in a sack. Is that so that the individuals doing the stoning do not feel as bad. Does that remove the face and leave a blank for them to throw stones at. If the ladies faces are not covered, will they still celebrate?
So who here is commiting the crime? the criminal or the gang of executioners? hmm
This is an extremely sick and disgusting punishment, and thus watching this video can make you weak or possibly give you nausea and shock for several days. Please do not watch if you are weak-hearted.
Can we all get an Amen for peace, mercy and religious spirit, still going strong and bringing out all of humanities best.
black and white compilation of russian executions, mostly all group hangings from war times of what the video says is war criminals… the video is pics of 6 men and 5 women publicly hanged for warcrimes on the American Independance day, 4th July 1946 on Biskupia Gorka(hill) near Gdansk in Poland. No fireworks on this one I bet.
This is a compilation video of historic horrific events with the execution and beheading of Ken Bigley by armed terrorists in the middle of the video. You really must wonder that if these men believe they are on some righteous crusade from God… why do they need the masks? This is a horrific beheading of an older unarmed man by monsters. The links to the full video are below the embedded Youtube one.
The following is a list of Florida Death Penalty cases and executions since the death penalty in Florida got re-instated in 1979
There have been 59 people executed in Florida since 1979
1. John Spenkelink, 30, executed May 25, 1979, for the murder of traveling companion Joe Szymankiewicz in a Tallahassee hotel room.
2. Robert Sullivan, 36, died in the electric chair Nov. 30, 1983, for the April 9, 1973, shotgun slaying of Homestead hotel-restaurant assistant manager Donald Schmidt.
3. Anthony Antone, 66, executed Jan. 26, 1984, for masterminding the Oct. 23, 1975, contract killing of Tampa private detective Richard Cloud.
4. Arthur F. Goode III, 30, executed April 5, 1984, for killing 9-year-old Jason Verdow of Cape Coral March 5, 1976.
5. James Adams, 47, died in the electric chair on May 10, 1984, for beating Fort Pierce millionaire rancher Edgar Brown to death with a fire poker during a 1973 robbery attempt.
6. Carl Shriner, 30, executed June 20, 1984, for killing 32-year-old Gainesville convenience-store clerk Judith Ann Carter, who was shot five times.
7. David L. Washington, 34, executed July 13, 1984, for the murders of three Dade County residents _ Daniel Pridgen, Katrina Birk and University of Miami student Frank Meli _ during a 10-day span in 1976.
8. Ernest John Dobbert Jr., 46, executed Sept. 7, 1984, for the 1971 killing of his 9-year-old daughter Kelly Ann in Jacksonville..
9. James Dupree Henry, 34, executed Sept. 20, 1984, for the March 23, 1974, murder of 81-year-old Orlando civil rights leader Zellie L. Riley.
10. Timothy Palmes, 37, executed in November 1984 for the Oct. 19, 1976, stabbing death of Jacksonville furniture store owner James N. Stone. He was a co-defendant with Ronald John Michael Straight, executed May 20, 1986.
11. James David Raulerson, 33, executed Jan. 30, 1985, for gunning down Jacksonville police Officer Michael Stewart on April 27, 1975.
12. Johnny Paul Witt, 42, executed March 6, 1985, for killing, sexually abusing and mutilating Jonathan Mark Kushner, the 11-year-old son of a University of South Florida professor, Oct. 28, 1973.
13. Marvin Francois, 39, executed May 29, 1985, for shooting six people July 27, 1977, in the robbery of a “drug house” in the Miami suburb of Carol City. He was a co-defendant with Beauford White, executed Aug. 28, 1987.
14. Daniel Morris Thomas, 37, executed April 15, 1986, for shooting University of Florida associate professor Charles Anderson, raping the man’s wife as he lay dying, then shooting the family dog on New Year’s Day 1976.
15. David Livingston Funchess, 39, executed April 22, 1986, for the Dec. 16, 1974, stabbing deaths of 53-year-old Anna Waldrop and 56-year-old Clayton Ragan during a holdup in a Jacksonville lounge.
16. Ronald John Michael Straight, 42, executed May 20, 1986, for the Oct. 4, 1976, murder of Jacksonville businessman James N. Stone. He was a co-defendant with Timothy Palmes, executed Jan. 30, 1985.
17. Beauford White, 41, executed Aug. 28, 1987, for his role in the July 27, 1977, shooting of eight people, six fatally, during the robbery of a small-time drug dealer’s home in Carol City, a Miami suburb. He was a co-defendant with Marvin Francois, executed May 29, 1985.
18. Willie Jasper Darden, 54, executed March 15, 1988, for the September 1973 shooting of James C. Turman in Lakeland.
19. Jeffrey Joseph Daugherty, 33, executed March 15, 1988, for the March 1976 murder of hitchhiker Lavonne Patricia Sailer in Brevard County.
20. Theodore Robert Bundy, 42, executed Jan. 24, 1989, for the rape and murder of 12-year-old Kimberly Leach of Lake City at the end of a cross-country killing spree. Leach was kidnapped Feb. 9, 1978, and her body was found three months later some 32 miles west of Lake City.
21. Aubry Dennis Adams Jr., 31, executed May 4, 1989, for strangling 8-year-old Trisa Gail Thornley on Jan. 23, 1978, in Ocala.
23. Anthony Bertolotti, 38, executed July 27, 1990, for the Sept. 27, 1983, stabbing death and rape of Carol Ward in Orange County.
24. James William Hamblen, 61, executed Sept. 21, 1990, for the April 24, 1984, shooting death of Laureen Jean Edwards during a robbery at the victim’s Jacksonville lingerie shop.
25. Raymond Robert Clark, 49, executed Nov. 19, 1990, for the April 27, 1977, shooting murder of scrap metal dealer David Drake in Pinellas County.
26. Roy Allen Harich, 32, executed April 24, 1991, for the June 27, 1981, sexual assault, shooting and slashing death of Carlene Kelly near Daytona Beach.
27. Bobby Marion Francis, 46, executed June 25, 1991, for the June 17, 1975, murder of drug informant Titus R. Walters in Key West.
28. Nollie Lee Martin, 43, executed May 12, 1992, for the 1977 murder of a 19-year-old George Washington University student, who was working at a Delray Beach convenience store.
29. Edward Dean Kennedy, 47, executed July 21, 1992, for the April 11, 1981, slayings of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Howard McDermon and Floyd Cone after escaping from Union Correctional Institution.
30. Robert Dale Henderson, 48, executed April 21, 1993, for the 1982 shootings of three hitchhikers in Hernando County. He confessed to 12 murders in five states.
31. Larry Joe Johnson, 49, executed May 8, 1993, for the 1979 slaying of James Hadden, a service station attendant in small north Florida town of Lee in Madison County. Veterans groups claimed Johnson suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
32. Michael Alan Durocher, 33, executed Aug. 25, 1993, for the 1983 murders of his girlfriend, Grace Reed, her daughter, Candice, and his 6-month-old son Joshua in Clay County. Durocher also convicted in two other killings.
33. Roy Allen Stewart, 38, executed April 22, 1994, for beating, raping and strangling of 77-year-old Margaret Haizlip of Perrine in Dade County on Feb. 22, 1978.
34. Bernard Bolander, 42, executed July 18, 1995, for the Dade County murders of four men, whose bodies were set afire in car trunk on Jan. 8, 1980.
35. Jerry White, 47, executed Dec. 4, 1995, for the slaying of a customer in an Orange County grocery store robbery in 1981.
36. Phillip A. Atkins, 40, executed Dec. 5, 1995, for the molestation and rape of a 6-year-old Lakeland boy in 1981.
37. John Earl Bush, 38, executed Oct. 21, 1996, for the 1982 slaying of Francis Slater, an heir to the Envinrude outboard motor fortune. Slater was working in a Stuart convenience store when she was kidnapped and murdered.
38. John Mills Jr., 41, executed Dec. 6, 1996, for the fatal shooting of Les Lawhon in Wakulla and burglarizing Lawhon’s home.
39. Pedro Medina, 39, executed March 25, 1997, for the 1982 slaying of his neighbor Dorothy James, 52, in Orlando. Medina was the first Cuban who came to Florida in the Mariel boat lift to be executed in Florida. During his execution, flames burst from behind the mask over his face, delaying Florida executions for almost a year.
40. Gerald Eugene Stano, 46, executed March 23, 1998, for the slaying of Cathy Scharf, 17, of Port Orange, who disappeared Nov. 14, 1973. Stano confessed to killing 41 women.
41. Leo Alexander Jones, 47, executed March 24, 1998, for the May 23, 1981, slaying of Jacksonville police Officer Thomas Szafranski.
42. Judy Buenoano, 54, executed March 30, 1998, for the poisoning death of her husband, Air Force Sgt. James Goodyear, Sept. 16, 1971.
43. Daniel Remeta, 40, executed March 31, 1998, for the murder of Ocala convenience store clerk Mehrle Reeder in February 1985, the first of five killings in three states laid to Remeta.
44. Allen Lee “Tiny” Davis, 54, executed in a new electric chair on July 8, 1999, for the May 11, 1982, slayings of Jacksonville resident Nancy Weiler and her daughters, Kristina and Katherine. Bleeding from Davis’ nose prompted continued examination of effectiveness of electrocution and the switch to lethal injection.
45. Terry M. Sims, 58, became the first Florida inmate to be executed by injection on Feb. 23, 2000. Sims died for the 1977 slaying of a volunteer deputy sheriff in a central Florida robbery.
46. Anthony Bryan, 40, died from lethal injection Feb. 24, 2000, for the 1983 slaying of George Wilson, 60, a night watchman abducted from his job at a seafood wholesaler in Pascagoula, Miss., and killed in Florida.
47. Bennie Demps, 49, died from lethal injection June 7, 2000, for the 1976 murder of another prison inmate, Alfred Sturgis. Demps spent 29 years on death row before he was executed.
48. Thomas Provenzano, 51, died from lethal injection on June 21, 2000, for a 1984 shooting at the Orange County courthouse in Orlando. Provenzano was sentenced to death for the murder of William “Arnie” Wilkerson, 60.
49. Dan Patrick Hauser, 30, died from lethal injection on Aug. 25, 2000, for the 1995 murder of Melanie Rodrigues, a waitress and dancer in Destin. Hauser dropped all his legal appeals.
50. Edward Castro, died from lethal injection on Dec. 7, 2000, for the 1987 choking and stabbing death of 56-year-old Austin Carter Scott, who was lured to Castro’s efficiency apartment in Ocala by the promise of Old Milwaukee beer. Castro dropped all his appeals.
51. Robert Glock, 39 died from lethal injection on Jan. 11, 2001, for the kidnapping murder of a Sharilyn Ritchie, a teacher in Manatee County. She was kidnapped outside a Bradenton shopping mall and taken to an orange grove in Pasco County, where she was robbed and killed. Glock’s co-defendant Robert Puiatti remains on death row.
52. Rigoberto Sanchez-Velasco, 43, died of lethal injection on Oct. 2, 2002, after dropping appeals from his conviction in the December 1986 rape-slaying of 11-year-old Katixa “Kathy” Ecenarro in Hialeah. Sanchez-Velasco also killed two fellow inmates while on death row.
53. Aileen Wuornos, 46, died from lethal injection on Oct. 9, 2002, after dropping appeals for deaths of six men along central Florida highways.
54. Linroy Bottoson, 63, died of lethal injection on Dec. 9, 2002, for the 1979 murder of Catherine Alexander, who was robbed, held captive for 83 hours, stabbed 16 times and then fatally crushed by a car.
55. Amos King, 48, executed by lethal inection for the March 18, 1977 slaying of 68-year-old Natalie Brady in her Tarpon Spring home. King was a work-release inmate in a nearby prison.
56. Newton Slawson, 48, executed by lethal injection for the April 11, 1989 slaying of four members of a Tampa family. Slawson was convicted in the shooting deaths of Gerald and Peggy Wood, who was 8 1/2 months pregnant, and their two young children, Glendon, 3, and Jennifer, 4. Slawson sliced Peggy Wood’s body with a knife and pulled out her fetus, which had two gunshot wounds and multiple cuts.
57. Paul Hill, 49, executed for the July 29, 1994, shooting deaths of Dr. John Bayard Britton and his bodyguard, retired Air Force Lt. Col. James Herman Barrett, and the wounding of Barrett’s wife outside the Ladies Center in Pensacola.
58. Johnny Robinson, died by lethal injection on Feb. 4, 2004, for the Aug. 12, 1985 slaying of Beverly St. George was traveling from Plant City to Virginia in August 1985 when her car broke down on Interstate 95, south of St. Augustine. He abducted her at gunpoint, took her to a cemetery, raped her and killed her.
59. John Blackwelder, 49, was executed by injection on May 26, 2004, for the calculated slaying in May 2000 of Raymond Wigley, who was serving a life term for murder. Blackwelder, who was serving a life sentence for a series of sex convictions, pleaded guilty to the slaying so he would receive the death penalty.
60. Glen Ocha, 47, was execited by injection April 5, 2005, for the October, 1999, strangulation of 28-year-old convenience store employee Carol Skjerva, who had driven him to his Osceola County home and had sex with him. He had dropped all appeals.
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The Family that “slays together stays together“. Well not in the case of The worlds most notorious family… yep, the Husseins. Apparently as the “slayees” revolted, the members of this family all ran to find thier own fox holes to hide in. They obviously could dish out death, torrment, torture and general destruction, but not face it standing up themselves.
The dictator’s sons, Uday and Qusay are two of Iraq’s most notorious tormentors and are known to have tortured and executed thousands. I mean, look at these heart-warming billboards of Saddam Kissing the child, that just makes you all warm and fuzzy inside. “What a great tyrant, he kisses the kids after slaying their family”
Now this guy here… really is not into warm and fuzzy billboards, he sees it as a chance to target practice. I hear they do a lot of that in Iraq.
OK not so warm and fuzzy
However the pictures around the country got replaced with another family photo as the Hussein “slay together, stay together” family found itself with some serious family problems.
The former Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, was hanged in northern Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
and his sons Uday and Qusay Hussein, well here they are below in the pre and post mortem gallery
Iraqi state TV showed images of Saddam Hussein going to the gallows before dawn in a building his intelligence services once used for executions.
apparently, there is an investigation into Saddam Hussein being treated badly before his execution by being allowed to hear the people he tortured for so long talking shit to him… go figure… and I bet the UN has established a 5 Million dollar fund to find those 25,000 culprits involved.. go get em.
however, his surviving family is still as twisted as ever with this comment from the daughters
They felt very proud as they saw their father facing his executioners so bravely
You can’t beat a family bond… not even with whips, chains and weapons of non-mass destruction
Every now and then, I find a site in pursuit a worthy goal, today I found walktostopexecutions
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No matter if you are pro capital punishment or against it, the fact still remains that innocent people have been and still are put to death and if the government can not distunguish between the two, then maybe they need to reconsider the death penalty untill they can assure the public that every single person on Death Row is in fact guilty.
The following is from walktostopexecutions as the answer to the question of why they do this walk by Jeff Ghelardi.
I walk for Anthony Porter,
I walk for Bill Pelke,
I walk for the guilty on death row,
I walk for all the abolitionists;
I walk to Sacramento for our leaders there.
three words everyone allways associates with the Execution by firing squad, especially in the military. Executions by firing squad date as far back as firearms themselves and were known as a soldiers death during war time. Executions of soldiers for cowardness and dessertion were by firing squad.
The following is compiled from several sources on the internet
During World War One, the executions of 306 British and Commonwealth soldiers took place. Such executions, for crimes such as desertion and cowardice, remain a source of controversy with some believing that many of those executed should be pardoned as they were suffering from what is now called shell shock. The executions, primarily of non-commissioned ranks, included 25 Canadians, 22 Irishmen and 5 New Zealanders.
Firing Squad executions seem to be declining rapidly in the 21st century and only two people have been executed by firing squad in the United States in recent years (in 1977 and 1996 respectively). It remains an option for death row prisoners in Idaho, Oklahoma, and Utah. Even China, moves increasingly to lethal injection.
The conventional firing squad is less and less used nowadays due to the difficulties in finding suitable volunteers and the expense of setting up a suitable place where people other than the prisoner will not be injured by flying bullets.
Death by firing squad is often regarded as a soldier’s death rather than a criminal’s death, and therefore more noble. It is also the only modern form of execution that preserves most of the prisoner’s organs, allowing for organ donation.
In some cases, one member of the firing squad is issued a weapon containing a blank cartridge instead of one with a bullet, without telling any of them to whom it has been given. This is believed to reduce flinching by individual members of the firing squad, making the execution process more reliable.
Countries using shooting in the 21st century.
Sixty nine countries had shooting as a lawful method of execution up to 2000, either exclusively or for some classes of crime or criminal (e.g. military personnel are shot whist civilians are hanged as in
34 men and ten women were executed by police firing squads in Vietnam.
Afghanistan used shooting, by means of a single bullet to the back of the head, for its only execution since the fall of the Taliban. The criminal, a former warlord, Abdullah Shah, had been convicted of multiple murders and was shot on the 20th of April 2004. The same method was used for 24 executions in China during this year.
you can check out the execution methods by country list
The following is a video that was made to raise awareness about childeren getting hung. It is a mix of some real footage and some re-enactments of executions ( hangings ) in Iran
This is another Video that talks about the Iranian Executions. This is an interview on Iranian TV. Mortazavi who is wanted by the Canadian government for torturing and murdering the Canadian Reporter Z. Kazemi is discussing the recent executions in Iran. An unknown number of civilians have been executed in June 2007. Typically, they are 1st tortured by imported Lebanese Shia militias, then turned over to Iranian guards at various prison sites.
One of the most famous photos in the world is this one taken in 1963 of Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam. Thick Quang Duc burned himself alive and of course to death in June on a street corner in Saigon to bring attention to the repressive policies of the Catholic Diem regime that controlled the South Vietnamese government at the time.
Buddhist monks asked the regime for the right to practice thier religion and beliefs.
While burning Thich Quang Duc was said to have never moved a muscle.
Most of us have seen this photo, it was published in Life magazine and is still a grim reminder of that era and the brutallity, torture and torment associated with the Vietnam war
and here is the video
The following are the famous last words of prisoners before the execution
Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel.
I don’t hold any grudges. This is my doing. Sorry it happened.