Friday, June 18, 2010

First Execution Announced Over Twitter

Twitter Execution
In what could be the last execution by firing squad, Utah executed a convicted killer Ronnie Lee Gardner at At 12:17 a.m. Friday. He was pronounced dead after a Utah firing squad fired a volley of bullets into the murderer's chest, where a target was pinned over his heart. It was the first execution by firing squad in the United States in 14 years. I certainly hope it would be the last. Witnesses thought the execution was very violent and not clinical.

But the shock is that Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff took it way too far by announcing executions in real time, just as someone would tweet his barbecue.
But then again, twitter has gone mainstream and this is what the world is, it it's glorious reality.
Via Gizmodo


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