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This is America - Electric chair execution (Graphic)

Scene taken from the 1977 documentary: This is America part 2.
It shows a real execution in a midwestern prison, in the USA.

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This Is America Part 2 (1977)
Director: Romano Vanderbes
Writers: Bill Milling, Romano Vanderbes

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Added: Aug-5-2012 Occurred On: Aug-5-2012
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Tags: 1977, documentary, real, execution, this, is, america, part 2
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  • And most Americans shout about Saudi law being barbaric, I would prefer one quick stroke of the sword.

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  • I call BS, not real.

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  • Looks incredibly B-movie to me

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  • that ain't real shit... just some movie

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  • you think every single one of them is guilty?

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  • Looks painful. Very good. Murderers don't take into account humane practices when they kill their victims. Why should the executioners?

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    • @weada Didn't you get told as a young child that two wrongs don't make a right? We try to lead by example, not lower ourselves to the level of the gutter trash.

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    • @Argh And we're wrong for executing people? Sometimes prison is just too good for someone.

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    • @Argh In this, I would have to respectfully disagree. While I wouldn't expect the death penalty to be given to each and every murderer, there are some that have no business breathing the air everyone else breathes.

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    • @Argh
      Before they ever committed the crime of murder they knew what the sentence would be for killing. it was his chose so he killed himself and not the state...

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  • Why not just march him to his hole in the ground and put one or two in his brain. A lot cheaper than this big Psycho-drama.

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  • If you can't live with society.. why should society have to deal and put up with you.

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  • sizzle sizzle, would like to see that with the lights on. n why dont islamic terrorists automatically get a ticket to the chair? you can use my electric,.... i dont mind. :)

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  • Looks fake.

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    The director was famous for mixing real footage with dramatizations and not bothering to mention which was which.

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  • I'm not sure it's real.

    The camera shots at the time of execution showed multiple takes with different camera angles and focus. Not bad for a single black and white camera.

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  • wouldnt a bullet to the head be more humane then the chair and cheaper?

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  • How much does a bullet cost?

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  • I've seen a lot of mad videos but this was a real shocker.

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  • let that fucker who was shooting at the batman movie watch this every day.

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  • Fake or not thats what would happen

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  • Looks like some "Faces of Death" made up crap. In Florida, we have Old Sparky, the chair used at Sharps. (It may have been retired). It is notorious. They always have a cloth over the head of the executed. I've head of them catching on fire, not dieing quickly, screaming, etc.

    It works though. They're all dead.

    Lethal injection seems more humane.

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  • It is highly speculative that this kills instantly. Because there is smoke or burning doesn't mean the person is dead. Electricity will take the path of the least resistance and the dielectric properties of the body would vary from person to person with no guarantee that energy would destroy the nervous system instantly. It's entirely possible for the energy to cross over non-vital areas just incapacitating affects. Much the same way lighting takes a "jagged" path between the sky and g More..

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    • @yoshiegg2000 -This is why this method is not used anymore. Lethal injection is the most common form execution takes today. However, there where a few states that allowed inmates to chose from LI or the electric chair, many actually chose the chair... for some reason.

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    • @PyneOil

      Washington state, is one of two states that actually use hanging anymore

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  • Looks real- but it's fake... multiple editing suggests more than one camera were used.

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  • meh about as graphic as someone walking down the street

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  • Damn !
    If someone had woke me up at 6 in the morning just to catch the morning routine, breakfast and a haircut, I had been relieved if I could lie down again at 9.

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  • There's almost enough energy there to charge a Samsung Galaxy S3.

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  • Death penalty is the worst hypocracy. In all laws I've heard of it's written that murder is a felony/crime, so why lower yourself to these bastards barbaric behaviour and do the same thing to them that you don't want them to do to others. I say incarcerate the murdering bastards for life and show your superior moral and make them work in a work camp so they don't cost anything to society.

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  • Was this video intended to make people feel sorry for death row inmates who've committed the most unspeakable crimes?

    IMO, we should be expediting executions were irrefutable evidence or a confession is involved. Just use a firing squad... good riddance.

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    • @ModCon81

      UGH!!!!!!!!! I couldn't agree MORE!

      Not sure where you are at, but in Washington state, you get to choose between hanging or LI. Well this guy rapes and murders this 15 year old, gets death penalty and chooses hanging. Well they also have complete access to vending machines. He purposely gains like 300lbs, making it impossible to hang him (they also can't choose it for you, unless you have no preference and the default is LI) They couldn't hang him because he was so fucking fat tha More..

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  • This is authentic as Obama's birth certificate. In other words, it's a fraud. Nice fake electricity sounds. LOL. Muscles also contract with electricity applied; none of this jumping around, hand movement, bullshit would be possible.

    Try passing this off on someone else!

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