Just now, I came across a seemingly normal site just giving information about that picture shown in this tread. It linked to the video. Jesus... thats messed up. Only watched ten secs and switched it off. For anyone wondering what its all about. Dont bother finding out any info and dont even think about looking at the video.
There is some evil in this world.
Just deleted a load of off-topic posts of people whining and backseat modding. Last warning, cut it out.
Back on topic, to photos which changed the world.
This photo showing missile transporters and missile-ready tents in Cuba, among other brought the world the closest it's ever been to full nuclear war.
I'm surprised this didn't have more of an impact.
The Execution, and Re-Execution of Willie Francis
The picture may not seem shocking, but the story is (at least it is to me), and thus makes the picture shocking.
Willie Francis was a black juvenile offender sentenced to death by electrocution by the state of Louisiana in 1945 (at age 16) for murdering Andrew Thomas, a Cajun pharmacy owner in St. Martinville who had once employed him.
On May 3, 1946, the electric chair failed to kill Willie Francis. Witnesses reported hearing the teenager scream from behind the leather hood, "Take it off! Take it off! Let me breathe!" as the supposedly lethal surge of electricity was being applied. Another report states that he called out, "I'm n-not dying!"
Gruesome Gertie, it was in this same very chair that Elmo Patrick Sonnier (the inmate on whom the film Dead Man Walking was based) died in.
After an unsuccessful appeal to the Supreme Court on behalf of Francis, which was led by the victims best friend (much to the dismay of the town), Francis was once again electrocuted six days later. It has inspired a film called "Willie Francis Must Die Again".
that should have a nsfw tag man!
On the topic of botched executions check out Allen Lee Davis formerly of Florida. It might not have shook the world but it certainly shook the United States. As a result of this bothced execution, the electric chair was banned in the state and the judge in the aftermath case made the pictures public.
Horrific pictures from the botched execution. NSFW.
Corrected. Sorry for the inconvenience.
More Pics: http://genocideinbosnia.wordpress.com/
I started researching this since Ratko Mladic has been arrested after 16 years on the run. He was the Bosnian Serb army chief during the Bosnian War and is facing a war crimes tribunal for 15 counts including genocide charges over the killing of approx 7500 Bosnian Muslin men and boys in 1995. Also the order of raping up to 20,000 women
Serbian paramilitaries kick and kill Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians on the streets of Bijeljina on 31 March 1992, the first day of the Bosnian war.
Findings of some of the massacres taken in Srebrenica
Srebrenica Potocari Memorial (where Mladic committed genocide)
Summary of deaths
More info in pictures: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-13558521
Detailed info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnian_War
if anyone is interested there was a great series done by the bbc called the fall of yugoslavia.Great series and gives the whole story of the horror that was the balkans war
heres the first episode
Before my time but I do know it's a photo that shook the world. Picture of Phan Thị Kim Phúc and other children as they run from their village which was just napalmed.
This picture needs no description. If people are complaining about there having been no apology from the queen, I think this was her way of showing her regret.