Saturday, March 15, 2008

On this day

On March 15, ...
... 2008 (today), many countries will observe the 11th annual International Day Against Police Brutality. The 1st were held in Canada and in Switzerland a year after 2 children were beaten by police in the latter country. In the United States, a National Day Against Police Brutality is marked each year on October 22.
... 1963 (45 years ago today), the U.S. government executed Victor Feguer (below right), a 27-year-old "drifter" convicted of murdering a doctor, at Fort Madison, Iowa. It would be the last federal execution for nearly 4 decades. That moratorium that ended when Oklahoma City courthouse bomber Timothy McVeigh was put to death in 2001. A total of 3 federally condemned men have been put to death since then, and today 55 others are on federal death row.


Unknown said...

All Victor Feguer had for his last meal was a single olive with the stone left in

PR said...

Don't mess with Officer Friendly. He might not take it well.