People would gather around the gallows just to watch James Morgan swing from them. At this moment in his life he was the most popular man in all of Boston. People wanted to be near him. They wanted to hear his final words, to see his final gestures, and to watch him breath his last breath. In the thoughts of today that would be tabboo. Why would we have a public hanging? Someone is bound to get offended. But back in the times of public hangings this was a good thing to take the kids to. They saw the law take effect in front of their very little eyes. But the people didnt just let him die. Hi lived on for months after his death in the print of the days. He was in surmons and in the paper. Even after death he struggled to go unseen.
This happened all through the times. Now in days people very rearly get put to death. Even when they do we really dont hear about it as widespread new. It’s now considered horrible and just wrong to sentence a person to death even by injection.
I do have just one question to ask everyone: Because the executioner pulls the leaver to kill the murderer does that make him a murderer as well?
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