The Last Public Hanging in the United States

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→Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/TodayIFoundOut?sub_confirmation=1 →How "Dick" came to be short for 'Richard': https://youtu.be/BH1NAwwKtcg?list=PLR0XuDegDqP2Acy6g9Ta7hzC0Rr3RDS6q Never run out of things to say at the water cooler with TodayIFoundOut! Brand new videos 7 days a week! More from TodayIFoundOut The Boy Who was Executed Twice https://youtu.be/wdWXODwOcds?list=PLR0XuDegDqP3XRa-w_G0dy_aMMXj0Uq-k Why Women Fainted So Much in the 19th Century and How This Led to the Vibrator Being Invented https://youtu.be/hQ1-D2SNLKo?list=PLR0XuDegDqP3XRa-w_G0dy_aMMXj0Uq-k In this video: By the time Rainey Bethea was executed on August 14, 1936, most of the United States had ceased executing people publicly. This was in large part because of the natural ghoulishness of the event, combined with the propensity for mistakes that make the whole thing even more disturbing to watch. (This is still a major problem today with approximately 7% of lethal injection executions being botched in the United States.) However, in Kentucky in 1936 an execution could still be held publicly and, according to the jury at his trial, Bethea deserved such an end. Want the text version?: http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2016/01/last-public-execution-united-states/ Sources: https://newrepublic.com/article/118833/2014-botched-executions-worst-year-lethal-injection-history http://www.wired.com/2014/05/botched-executions-austin-sarat/ http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/2001/apr/010430.execution.html http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2011/08/14/after_75_years_last_public_hanging_haunts_city/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainey_Bethea https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Shoemaker_Thompson Image Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanging#/media/File:Lincoln_conspirators_execution2.jpg https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-138385874/stock-photo-death-penalty-legal-concept https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-112902527/stock-photo-fingerprint-card https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-135959579/stock-photo-judge-senior-judge-in-a-courtroom-striking-the-gavel https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-143884775/stock-photo-guilty https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-140320745/stock-photo-male-lawyer-with-papers-and-briefcase-at-desk-in-office https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-120693845/stock-photo-judge-male-judge-in-a-courtroom-striking-the-gavel https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-144604889/stock-photo-press-and-media-camera-video-photographer-on-duty-in-public-news-coverage-event-for-reporter-and-mass-media-communication https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-131476808/stock-photo-suicide-noose-concept-as-a-rope-in-a-lasso-slipknot-as-a-symbol-for-death-or-justice-punishment-or-execution-or-as-a-psychology-metaphor-for-desperate-pain-and-despair-as-a-photo-realistic-illustration https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-5768468/stock-photo-%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B4%D0%B0%D1%87%D0%B0-%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%B8-%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%83%D1%87%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B5-%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%87%D1%82%D1%8B https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-120921242/stock-photo-stack-of-old-newspapers%2C-pile-of-old-newspapers https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-81655877/stock-photo-newspaper-press-run-end https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-121692152/stock-photo-hand-writing-the-text%3A-new-rules https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Florence_Thompson.jpg http://www.todayifoundout.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/last-meal-e1452216913796.jpg Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com.