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Utah Attorney General Uses Twitter to Announce Executions

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I know that Twitter is becoming part of everyone's lives, but Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff may be taking it way too far by announcing executions in real time. Three tweets about Ronnie Lee Gardner's execution by firing squad:

A solemn day. Barring a stay by Sup Ct, & with my final nod, Utah will use most extreme power & execute a killer. Mourn his victims. Justice

I just gave the go ahead to Corrections Director to proceed with Gardner's execution. May God grant him the mercy he denied his victims.

We will be streaming live my press conference as soon as I'm told Gardner is dead. Watch it at


Not only he demonstrates a complete lack of tact and respect, but also gets all mighty self-righteous with the "most extreme power of Utah". But then again, I'm not surprised. Twitter has just become a reflection of the actual world, not any more the refuge of nerds and vain personalities. Everything goes, people, everything goes. [BBC News]