May 2, 2014

Some Guy Executed Somewhere After a Couple of Tries

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HuffPo execution

via HuffPo.

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via NPR. (No photo credit.)

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via Fashion Times. (Not kidding.)
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via The Week

Sure, the practice is loose when it comes to matching photos to news stories. At the same time, you’d think the raft of coverage of the botched execution in Oklahoma would be illustrated by images of the death chamber where the mess actually happened. Instead, visuals attached to a collection of stories about the debacle seem like a grab bag of U.S. killing sites. It does make me wonder if the randomness is reflective of how little we want to see, understand and take responsibility for this brand of extermination.

… Or maybe it’s just state pride.

(As best as I can tell from hunting around, I think the photos above are from: Arizona; Louisiana; Colorado (?); Texas; Indiana; Mississippi.)

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