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This Man Lost 20% of His Brain Tissue. Missouri Still Wants to Execute Him.

Ernest Lee Johnson (Image via the Missouri Department of Corrections) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. As a result of having fetal alcohol syndrome and a brain tumor, Ernest Lee Johnson has an IQ around 69, according to various tests. But the state of Missouri plans to execute […]

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Missouri Is Set Execute Ernest Johnson, Despite Lawmakers and the Pope Begging the Governor Not To

Missouri Is Set Execute Ernest Johnson, Despite Lawmakers and the Pope Begging the Governor Not To Unless a miracle happens, “Johnson is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the state prison in Bonne Terre on Tuesday evening,” the Daily Beast notes. Advertisement In 2008, Johnson had a benign tumor on his brain and an […]

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Missouri Rep. Cori Bush Shares Deeply Personal Story of Rape, Abortion During Hearing

If the government stayed out of women’s business, Bush may have never needed to share this deeply personal, traumatic experience but because the call for women’s rights has fallen on deaf ears, Bush used her time to speak during a House Oversight Committee hearing Thursday called by “Democratic chair Carolyn Maloney to ‘examine the threat […]

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