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1/ The execution of #LisaMontgomery would have been unjust at any time, but the fact that it was allowed to go forward last night wasn’t just tragic —it was a staggering violation of our constitution and values.
2/Lisa suffered horrific sexual violence and torture and deserved our mercy, not a punishment judged immoral by most of the world.
3/ In these last distorted days of Trump’s failed presidency, with impeachment proceedings underway and elected leaders from both parties speaking out about the failed coup, Trump didn’t even bother to respond to her clemency petition.
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#LisaMontgomery is the first woman to be executed by the federal government since Ethel Rosenberg in 1953 and the 11th prisoner to be executed by the Trump DOJ since Trump resumed the federal #deathpenalty in July.
Although Lisa Montgomery had a long history of mental illness and severe sexual trauma, the court found that data should have been presented sooner. Montgomery's attorney had pleaded for commutation of her sentence to life in prison.
Few global democracies still utilize the death penalty. And while the DP remains on the books in some, actual executions are mostly carried out in nations we consider rogue states or authoritarian. The #deathpenalty is state-sanctioned murder applied with no consistency.
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DOJ's continued pursuant of federal executions this week is morally indefensible. The ABA, AMA, and retired Indiana
corrections officials have all asked Rosen to postpone because we know the executions are likely to act as superspreaders of COVID-19.…
Each of the three executions set this week highlight the need to abolish, not carry out, executions. #LisaMontgomery suffered unimaginable trauma and violence, leading to her mental illness. Today she lacks a rational understanding of her execution.…
#CoreyJohnson has intellectual disability. He is one of four Black men President Trump is trying to execute in the period between when he lost his election and leaves office.…
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📃👩‍⚖️NEW LAWSUIT: #LisaMontgomery has lost touch with reality & can’t be executed. Lisa is already severely mentally ill & her imminent execution has led to a swift decline in her condition. She is hearing voices & imagining things that haven’t happened. We need to #SaveLisa. 1/4
📖 The 8th Amendment of the Constitution prohibits the govt from executing someone who can’t understand why they are being executed. 2/4
🥼👩‍⚕️Every expert agrees that Lisa is profoundly mentally ill. Despite the complex cocktail of medications she is taking, her grip on reality is very tenuous. 3/4
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The MASSIVE ABUSE that #LisaMontgomery endured has been DOCUMENTED SINCE SHE WAS A CHILD.

Adults in Lisa's life knew about the abuse since Lisa was young—yet did not save Lisa:…

THREAD: more on the reports of abuse [TW: descriptions of graphic violence]
🏠 FAMILY: Lisa’s sister & mother have both reported that Lisa endured severe abuse. Lisa’s brother also found a video of Lisa’s husband beating & raping her, describing it “like a scene out of a horror video.” 2/6
🚓 POLICE: When Lisa was young, she told a police officer about the horrifying sexual violence inflicted on her. The officer later testified that he believed Lisa’s stepfather was capable of killing her: “I live with regret for not speaking up about what happened to Lisa.” 3/6
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