Wednesday, March 4, 2009

State-sponsored killing

I was just flipping through this gallery of Scott Langley's work, world-renowned human rights activist and photography documentarian.

This image struck me particularly strongly:

It is a scan of a death warrant issued in North Carolina for Perrie Simpson, who was executed on January 20, 2006. The state marked the cause of death as homicide, a formal admission that they had murdered one of their own citizens. I didn't realize before that that was the practice. Now there can be no argument.

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