During his sentencing for murder in 1997, the jury was told that because Duane Buck was black, he posed a "future dangerousness." He was given the death penalty.
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Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio.
Pope Francis called on "all Christians and people of goodwill" to work toward abolishing the death penalty, as he addressed a crowd of tourists and pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Sunday.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage took aim at drug dealers in his state, saying that carrying a concealed weapon is legal in Maine and suggesting citizens shoot drug dealers. He followed up saying he did not advocate for vigilante justice.
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