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Chilling testimony of death row executioners cast shadow over entire system.
Execution teams describe what it feels like to administer the death penalty: knee bucklingly crushingly bad, it seems. 

"The Chaplain said, ‘I usually put my hand on their leg right below their knee, you know, and I usually give ‘em a squeeze, let ‘em know I’m right there. You can feel the trembling, the fear that’s there, the anxiety that’s there. You can feel the heart surging, you know. You can see it pounding through their shirt.’
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The warden asks the condemned man if he has any last words he’d like to say… some inmates decline to speak, some sing, some pray. Some apologize. Some will declare, for one last time, that an innocent man is being killed. 
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The Chaplain said, ‘I’ve had several of them where [I’m] watching their last breath go from their bodies and their eyes never unfix from mine. I mean actually lock together. And I can close my eyes now and see those eyes. My feelings and my emotions are extremely intense at that time. I’ve never … I’ve never really been able to describe it. And I guess in a way I’m kind of afraid to describe it. I’ve never really delved into that part of my feelings yet.’
One warden said, ‘You’ll never hear another sound like a mother wailing when she is watching her son be executed. There’s no other sound like it. It is just this horrendous wail. It’s definitely something you won’t ever forget.’”

Read the article at PolicyMic.

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Chilling testimony of death row executioners cast shadow over entire system.

Execution teams describe what it feels like to administer the death penalty: knee bucklingly crushingly bad, it seems.

"The Chaplain said, ‘I usually put my hand on their leg right below their knee, you know, and I usually give ‘em a squeeze, let ‘em know I’m right there. You can feel the trembling, the fear that’s there, the anxiety that’s there. You can feel the heart surging, you know. You can see it pounding through their shirt.’

The warden asks the condemned man if he has any last words he’d like to say… some inmates decline to speak, some sing, some pray. Some apologize. Some will declare, for one last time, that an innocent man is being killed. 

The Chaplain said, ‘I’ve had several of them where [I’m] watching their last breath go from their bodies and their eyes never unfix from mine. I mean actually lock together. And I can close my eyes now and see those eyes. My feelings and my emotions are extremely intense at that time. I’ve never … I’ve never really been able to describe it. And I guess in a way I’m kind of afraid to describe it. I’ve never really delved into that part of my feelings yet.’

One warden said, ‘You’ll never hear another sound like a mother wailing when she is watching her son be executed. There’s no other sound like it. It is just this horrendous wail. It’s definitely something you won’t ever forget.’”

Read the article at PolicyMic.

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chrisburkard:

Volcanic peaks , Wild Rivers, Rain Forests, Craters, Deserts, Gorges… And now Jurassic park.

Oregon is not failing to impress.. Now headed to the coast to get the full serving of awesomeness!


@traveloregon #traveloregon (at the greenest green I ever seen)

chrisburkard:

Volcanic peaks , Wild Rivers, Rain Forests, Craters, Deserts, Gorges… And now Jurassic park.

Oregon is not failing to impress.. Now headed to the coast to get the full serving of awesomeness!


@traveloregon #traveloregon (at the greenest green I ever seen)

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antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

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aseaofquotes:

John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga

aseaofquotes:

John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga



aseaofquotes:

John Grisham, Bleachers

aseaofquotes:

John Grisham, Bleachers



jungie14295:

Frozen/Mean Girls crossover

I can’t stop laughing now

Noice

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thegreycatsby:

theamericankid:

These are cute.

IS THAT AN OTTER TEXTING A HEDGEHOG

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georgetakei:

What’s on your wall? Chicken feed. #BachToMyOldSelfies http://ift.tt/1jdstdp

georgetakei:

What’s on your wall? Chicken feed. #BachToMyOldSelfies http://ift.tt/1jdstdp


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wifipassworcl:

thepottertardis:

apertures413thdoctor:

pleatedjeans:

via

Ellen what the fuck happened in 1998

ellen degeneres came out in 1997

yeah but ellen what happened in 2014

ellen page came out in 2014

completely-dunn:

wifipassworcl:

thepottertardis:

apertures413thdoctor:

pleatedjeans:

via

Ellen what the fuck happened in 1998

ellen degeneres came out in 1997

yeah but ellen what happened in 2014

ellen page came out in 2014

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darkwingsnark:

He was honestly the only normal character in the whole movie. 

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