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The Unforgiven: Utah's Executed Men #2020

The Unforgiven Utah s Executed Men Since the days of frontier justice and blood atonement Utah has struggled with issues of capital punishment Years after the Mountain Meadows massacre John D Lee was shot to death seated on his coffi

  • Title: The Unforgiven: Utah's Executed Men
  • Author: L. Kay Gillespie
  • ISBN: 9781560850984
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Unforgiven: Utah's Executed Men By L. Kay Gillespie, Since the days of frontier justice and blood atonement, Utah has struggled with issues of capital punishment Years after the Mountain Meadows massacre, John D Lee was shot to death seated on his coffin in a theatrical, media conscious staging, while some fifty other perpetrators went unpunished Despite pleas for clemency from the daughter of an LDS church presidentSince the days of frontier justice and blood atonement, Utah has struggled with issues of capital punishment Years after the Mountain Meadows massacre, John D Lee was shot to death seated on his coffin in a theatrical, media conscious staging, while some fifty other perpetrators went unpunished Despite pleas for clemency from the daughter of an LDS church president and others, labor reformer Joe Hill was executed, due as much to corporate indignation as to the merits of the case against him.One of Utah s death row inmates was the first to challenge the constitutionality of his sentence as cruel and unusual another, Gary Gil, broke the ten year, nationwide moratorium on state supervised executions Recently William Andrews became the second Utahn to be executed without having committed murder As Paul Swenson wrote in the Salt Lake Tribune, This is the kind of stuff that makes you realize why we need Halloween because we can t deal with real blood, real death, the ghosts of our actual past.

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    1. One of the blurbs on the back of this book absolutely nails it Gillespie s book is undeniably haunting This is the kind of stuff that makes you realize why we need Halloween because we can t deal with real blood, real death, the ghosts of our actual past Paul Swenson, The Salt Lake TribuneWhat sets Gillespie s book apart from most coverage I have seen of Utah s death penalty is his insights from multiple sides of the system as a onetime member of the Utah State Board of Pardons, a witness to sev [...]

    2. At Weber State University in Ogden Utah, Dr Gillespie is perhaps best known for his anti Claus lecture I personally saw him give this colorful address a few times He should turn it into a book But when he is not discussing the downside of teaching kids to believe in Santa Claus, he also serves as an authority on capital punishment as administered in Utah.Dr Gillespie has personally witnessed several Utah executions, and served on the Utah State Board of Pardons In this book, he traces legal exec [...]

    3. This wasn t a great book The lives of those men on death row seem to read about the same Their lives were much the same, not very interesting people just full of hate and poor upbringing Most didn t know how to be successful and contributing citizens.

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