Kilrah_il writes: In a new all-time record low for Internet use, Utah Attorney General, Mark Shurtlef, used Twitter to announce to the public his approval of the execution of convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner. "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," the attorney general wrote. The AG's 7,000 followers retweeted the message further on and soon many replied concerning the awfulness of tweeting the execution of a human being. "Another user, known only as Brenstrong, observed in a public reply that: 'death penalty bad enough. Firing squad! And there's an absurdity to a man's demise being announced over twitter...'"
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! ×