Kim Kardashian has spent the past few weeks campaigning for the pardoning of death row inmate, Brandon Bernard. But tragically, her hard work has been to little avail, and her final phonecall with Bernard was an emotional one…
And, in a string of Tweets, she gave her followers a rare glimpse at her emotional side.
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The second eldest of the clan, Kim Kardashian.
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Kim has had a long history of activism – with her campaign against the divisive death penalty one of her main aims.
She’s spent months pleading with President Trump to reduce Brandon Bernard’s sentence to life rather than the death penalty.
But, during his time in prison, he’d become a reformed character and was hopeful for the future.
However, this was all in vain – in spite of Kim’s campaigning to save his life.
The reality star noted that she had “been crying all morning” in the hours leading up to his execution.
And shared that he had told her “not to cry” because “our fight isn’t over.”
Something that caused Kim to become so emotional, she had to mute her phone for a minute so he “wouldn’t hear me cry like that.”
“They are premeditating his murder and there’s nothing we can do about it!!!”
Before noting that, ironically, his execution had fallen on Human Rights Day.
“I stand by what I have always said, I can empathize and feel pain for the victims and their families. Killing Brandon will not bring them back and I believe in my heart of hearts killing him isn’t right. What Brandon did was wrong, but killing him won’t make things right.”
Brandon Bernard had been executed. She noted that “he was such a reformed person… So hopeful and positive until the end” and that “he is sorry, so sorry for the hurt and pain he has caused others.”
“As he was in the chair his attorney called me and they just had their last call and said this…Brandon said he loves you and wants to say thank you again. He said he doesn’t feel too claustrophobic in the chair.”
“Brandon wanted me to tell every single person who worked on his behalf supporting him in any way a huge thank you. He was certain he was gonna have the chance to tell you all himself and write you all letters but he told me to tell you all how grateful he is for you!”
So that the youths of today wouldn’t get “caught up” with the wrong crowds as he had once done.
“His family knew him inside and knew he wasn’t his mistake he made as a teenager but he was sad his family felt shame.”
“We would talk about music a lot and how he’s gotten into classical music lately to soothe his soul. He’s a master at crochet and would laugh that if someone just saw his cell they would think it was a grandma’s cell.”
“I could go on and on about what an amazing person Brandon was. I do know he left this earth feeling supported and loved and at peace. This just has to change: our system is so f****d up.”
We have to hope that Kim’s tireless efforts to put an end to this barbaric punishment.
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