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Firing Squad Or Hanging? AG Candidate Wants Death Penalty For Corrupt Lawmakers
CBS Sacramento ^ | 4/4/2014

Posted on 04/07/2014 2:37:32 PM PDT by Beave Meister

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A Republican candidate for California attorney general said Friday that state lawmakers who are found guilty of crimes that endanger the lives of others should face the death penalty.

Phil Wyman, who spent 17 years in the state Legislature, said he was motivated by the case of Democratic Sen. Leland Yee. Yee faces federal charges that include an attempt to coordinate an international gun-running scheme from the Philippines.

Wyman also criticized Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris for being “silent as a mouse” on the corruption cases that have marred the state Senate this year. A campaign spokesman for Harris declined comment.

Wyman said in a news release and subsequent telephone interview that the “most egregious” abusers of their public office, if convicted, should be able to choose their method of death – public hanging, firing squad or lethal injection – as a deterrent to others.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacramento.cbslocal.com ...


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How long would either of those lines be?

Line 1. For the corrupt lawmakers. Line 2. Those who would volunteer to do the shooting.

I'm sure Line 2 would stretch to the moon and back.

1 posted on 04/07/2014 2:37:32 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister
I do have plenty of rope... and there is a lamp-post on the corner of my property. Just sayin'.

/johnny

2 posted on 04/07/2014 2:39:38 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Beave Meister

I’ll provide the rope and gladly open the trap door.


3 posted on 04/07/2014 2:41:01 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Beave Meister

What kind of nut cases do they grow in CA? The guys on the Right should understand that, just like “benevolent” Bush’s socialism set the table for not so benevolent Obama, so this kind of semi-well-meaning nonsense sets the table for Communist-style mass murder of its own citizens.


4 posted on 04/07/2014 2:41:31 PM PDT by PapaNew
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This is probably the third time I posted this remark...But this would probably be the most appropriate time, considering the related story...

Leland Yee should be SHOT by a firing squad using the very weapons he smuggled into this country.

5 posted on 04/07/2014 2:41:59 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: JRandomFreeper

Did you see the poll in the article? Almost 58% agree to kill them all.


6 posted on 04/07/2014 2:42:54 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Beave Meister
I'm old-school FR. I don't read articles before commenting. ;)

/johnny

7 posted on 04/07/2014 2:45:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Beave Meister

Just cutting taxes 1% from a fixed baseline per perp should clear the problem up in a couple of years.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 2:46:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: PapaNew
Yes, as much as I would like to see corrupt officials dangle, it would invite too much abuse by even more corrupt leaders in the future.
Don't give them that tool. Long jail sentences is fine with me.
This is not North Korea. Not yet anyway.

9 posted on 04/07/2014 2:46:37 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: JRandomFreeper
"I don't read articles before commenting. ;)"

I agree, It's a God given right.

10 posted on 04/07/2014 2:46:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Beave Meister

That is a tough decision.


11 posted on 04/07/2014 2:47:55 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: Beave Meister

Yee should be made to walk the Mexican border with a target on his back. Those who live by selling guns to Mexican drug lords should die by those guns.


12 posted on 04/07/2014 2:50:13 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: BitWielder1

That goes for a lot of what the Right wants to comprise to get back at the bad guys. Pretty soon you can’t tell the good guys from the bad guys. And the bad guys will gladly take anything the Right constructively sends their way.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 2:52:03 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Beave Meister
The poll numbers look pretty good for a state capitol news outlet. Probably in the Central Valley areas devastated by the politician-caused drought, the "Yes" votes might run toward the higher 90's percent.

Yes, a strong message needs to be sent 58.05% (5,279 votes)

Yes, but only in the most egregious cases 21.86% (1,988 votes)

No, public floggings are much more fun 9.97% (907 votes)

No, this is a crazy idea to grab attention 8.84% (804 votes)

Maybe, I'm feeling indecisive today and probably shouldn't determine the fate of others. 1.28% (116 votes)

Total Votes: 9,094

14 posted on 04/07/2014 2:52:14 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Beave Meister

Wyman should scream as loud as he can for as long as he can about Harris, who is by FAR the most corrupt, ideologically bent, CRIMINALLY MALFEASANT AG in California history.

This is the woman who refused to press charges against Mommy who threw her 3 sons into the Bay off the Embarcadero when she was the SF DA.

Harris thinks Murder is a Misdemeanor...as long as the perp is non-white.


15 posted on 04/07/2014 2:52:27 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Beave Meister

Wow, the death penalty.

That would create a whole bunch of open seats.


16 posted on 04/07/2014 2:53:54 PM PDT by lurk
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To: meadsjn
I don't see why you can't have a flogging first, then a hanging. That gets you another 10% of the public on board.

/johnny

17 posted on 04/07/2014 2:55:22 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Beave Meister

As wonderful as this would be it isn’t really going to resonate with voters. Even though we just had the Leland Yee corruption, would anyone trust the corrupt government with death penalty ability?


18 posted on 04/07/2014 2:57:22 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: Lx

Death by Bunta!


19 posted on 04/07/2014 3:00:37 PM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: Regulator

But FUBARaq thinks she’s hot.....


20 posted on 04/07/2014 3:07:58 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: Lx
As wonderful as this would be it isn’t really going to resonate with voters.

And it's certainly not going to resonate with the courts. What's the point of proposing legislation that's clearly unconstitutional, except to bloviate?

21 posted on 04/07/2014 3:09:32 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Beave Meister
Both ? !
22 posted on 04/07/2014 3:10:04 PM PDT by tomkat (no guilt, no apologies)
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To: Beave Meister

AT BARE MINIMUM MANDATORY 10 YEARS JAIL TIME

For offenses that caused death or harm to others CAPITAL PUNISHMENT


23 posted on 04/07/2014 3:17:13 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Beave Meister

It is way past time that we stop permitting the insane to run for Office.

This man is a buffoon and a fool. Oh sure, people get excited in some sort of “let’s string em all up” way, but this is nuts as is he. And if we keep running these types, well . . . one Party Dim rule for all of us.


24 posted on 04/07/2014 3:20:50 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Beave Meister
58% will admit to agreeing they should all die. The real number must be significantly higher.
25 posted on 04/07/2014 3:28:21 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I know I'm in the minority but I voted for flogging. I got a great flog! I tied the knots on the ends myself. They've got roofing nails in them.

Gotta go. Gonna miss my appointment with my dominatrix.....uh....my Adult Education leather shop instructor.

26 posted on 04/07/2014 3:33:54 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Captainpaintball

Traitors are hanged.


27 posted on 04/07/2014 3:36:57 PM PDT by null and void (Politics: Voting for the monkeys that are better at flinging poo at their opponents...)
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To: Beave Meister

Firing squad or hanging? I vote for both.


28 posted on 04/07/2014 3:48:51 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Beave Meister

Why in the world should the corruptors have the right to choose anything?

Public hangings, after the first bunch, would lose public interest, due to the anamolies of the human body, as it goes through the hanging process. Look at some of the Old West hanging records.

The semi-automated firing squad arrangement usually is not public, so no closure, there.

Since the corruptors squeezed the system for every dollar that they could use to influence the system, put them in a cage with a hungry anaconda or reticulated python. They can still hear any insult thrown to them, until they have no breath left, just like the Americans in the state that were squeezed out of their money.

Lethal injection is done in private. No Closure.


29 posted on 04/07/2014 3:53:52 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Beave Meister

Suggestion: If they’re going to institute the death penalty, they need to streamline the process and do away with the 30 years’ worth of appeals. Right now, those on death row tend to die of illness or old age rather than the needle.


30 posted on 04/07/2014 3:55:43 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: PapaNew; Beave Meister
What kind of nut cases do they grow in CA? The guys on the Right should understand that, just like “benevolent” Bush’s socialism set the table for not so benevolent Obama, so this kind of semi-well-meaning nonsense sets the table for Communist-style mass murder of its own citizens.

Those in government at all levels have caused great harm to law abiding citizens? No?

The cancer of government corruption at all levels has escalated and is now clearly widespread. Has the spreading corrosive cancer over the past several decades being treated?

Many of these punitive government actions are Constitutionally illegal and are a clear threat to American sovereign and our freedom, some of which are treasonous. No?

These actions by those in governemnt are so corrupt, so immoral, so subversive, it's now undermined and compromised our very electoral process. No?

31 posted on 04/07/2014 4:10:40 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Beave Meister
Firing Squad Or Hanging?

How about Crucifixion? Too Roman?

32 posted on 04/07/2014 4:11:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Regulator

KH was on Obama’s “Truth Squad”.

Abject dereliction of duty in failing to support the will of the the People re Proposition 8.

Violation of Civil Rights re Second Amendment.

My take: Kamala Harris reeks of filthy Yee money.


33 posted on 04/07/2014 4:12:27 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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Kamala Harris reeks of filthy Yee money

Could be....they were buds in SF

Whole rotten apple starting to have the worms crawl out

34 posted on 04/07/2014 4:15:42 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Beave Meister

I have always thought elected officials and government officials should have a doubling or tripling of sentences of normal people for crimes committed. These people are entrusted with a great responsibility. With greater responsibility comes greater consequences.


35 posted on 04/07/2014 4:24:35 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: dragnet2
Yes, but the answer isn't killing them (I mean it's laughable that I'm having to say that. BTW, they'll turn right around and slaughter all of us, like the Commies in Russia and China).

The answer is the same as it has been for decades: THROW THE BUMS OUT and CUT TAXES to 10-15% flat tax and CUT 80% of the $4 TRILLION federal government which would bring it down to $800 Billion (still too big but its a start). Wouldn't hurt defense (currently at $500 billion) which needs to be streamlined and made the best in the world once again.

36 posted on 04/07/2014 4:28:29 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: dragnet2

Not yet anyway. We’re not there yet and hopefully won’t be, but if it came to a civil war, well then, that’s another story


37 posted on 04/07/2014 4:30:27 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Mogger

Is that anything like Snoo-Snoo?


38 posted on 04/07/2014 4:33:02 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (The enemy's gate is down...and to the left.)
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To: Beave Meister

Corrupt politicians? Will it include Obama? He should be #1.


39 posted on 04/07/2014 4:54:39 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Beave Meister
Give the corrupt CA politicians ROMANIAN RULES. Remember what happened to the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena. They got a severe case of lead poisoning on 25 December 1989.
40 posted on 04/07/2014 4:57:54 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: ExGeeEye
Just search for "death by Bunta", you'll see.

Should work pretty well in San Francisco.

41 posted on 04/07/2014 5:10:46 PM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: Beave Meister

I’ve read that people years ago considered the firing squad an honorable way to die.

Hanging was for common criminals and spies.


42 posted on 04/07/2014 5:20:36 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: PapaNew
What kind of nut cases do they grow in CA? The guys on the Right should understand that, just like “benevolent” Bush’s socialism set the table for not so benevolent Obama, so this kind of semi-well-meaning nonsense sets the table for Communist-style mass murder of its own citizens.

Those in government at all levels have caused great harm to law abiding citizens? No?

The cancer of government corruption at all levels has escalated and is now clearly widespread. Has the spreading corrosive cancer over the past several decades being treated?

Many of these punitive government actions are Constitutionally illegal and are a clear threat to American sovereign and our freedom, some of which are treasonous. No?

These actions by those in governemnt are so corrupt, so immoral, so subversive, it's now undermined and compromised our very electoral process. No?

Yes, but the answer isn't killing them... BTW, they'll turn right around and slaughter all of us

You evaded all the questions with "yes"? Yes what?

You sound like weak milktoast scared subject.

43 posted on 04/07/2014 6:51:59 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
Try this on.

Those in government at all levels have caused great harm to law abiding citizens? No?

Yes.

The cancer of government corruption at all levels has escalated and is now clearly widespread. Has the spreading corrosive cancer over the past several decades being treated?

No.

Many of these punitive government actions are Constitutionally illegal and are a clear threat to American sovereign and our freedom, some of which are treasonous. No?

Yes.

These actions by those in governemnt are so corrupt, so immoral, so subversive, it's now undermined and compromised our very electoral process. No?

Yes.

Got it?

Now, the answer isn't killing them (I mean it's laughable that I'm having to say that. BTW, they'll turn right around and slaughter all of us, like the Commies in Russia and China).

The answer is the same as it has been for decades: THROW THE BUMS OUT and CUT TAXES to 10-15% flat tax and CUT 80% of the $4 TRILLION federal government which would bring it down to $800 Billion (still too big but its a start). Wouldn't hurt defense (currently at $500 billion) which needs to be streamlined and made the best in the world once again.

Got it?

44 posted on 04/07/2014 7:14:15 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Beave Meister
Line 1. For the corrupt lawmakers. Line 2. Those who would volunteer to do the shooting.

If we charge for admittance to Line 2, we just might be able to balance the budget and begin to pay down the National Debt.

Put it on Pay Per View and the debt is erased!

45 posted on 04/07/2014 7:18:47 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: PapaNew
What kind of nut cases do they grow in CA? The guys on the Right should understand that, just like “benevolent” Bush’s socialism set the table for not so benevolent Obama, so this kind of semi-well-meaning nonsense sets the table for Communist-style mass murder of its own citizens.

Those in government at all levels have caused great harm to law abiding citizens? No?

The cancer of government corruption at all levels has escalated and is now clearly widespread. Has the spreading corrosive cancer over the past several decades being treated?

Many of these punitive government actions are Constitutionally illegal and are a clear threat to American sovereign and our freedom, some of which are treasonous. No?

These actions by those in governemnt are so corrupt, so immoral, so subversive, it's now undermined and compromised our very electoral process. No?

Yes, but the answer isn't killing them... BTW, they'll turn right around and slaughter all of us....The answer is the same as it has been for decades: THROW THE BUMS OUT, cut taxes......

How do you "throw the bums out, when you all ready admitted the governemnt by their actions are so corrupt, so immoral, so subversive, it's now undermined and compromised our very electoral process?

46 posted on 04/07/2014 7:54:07 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
No, the American People have it in their power to vote these bums out. Also, there's a Convention of States afoot to pass amendments to cut government and taxes. We're not yet at the point where we have to "kill" them. As I said, if at some time we have some kind of civil war, then that's another story.

Not sure what your point is or what you're saying.

47 posted on 04/07/2014 8:04:22 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew
Many of these punitive government actions are Constitutionally illegal and are a clear threat to American sovereign and our freedom, some of which are treasonous. No?

I also find it very inquisitive after you admitted many of these actions are treasonous, yet you refer to them as "Bums"?

Another question for ya Mr. Papa.

Why would you just, "those those bums out", if they have committed acts of treason and harmed law abiding Americans?

48 posted on 04/07/2014 8:05:27 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PapaNew
How do you "throw the bums out, when you all ready admitted the governemnt by their actions are so corrupt, so immoral, so subversive, it's now undermined and compromised our very electoral process?

No, the American People have it in their power to vote these bums out.

How does that work Mr. Papa if they've compromised and undermined our electoral process?

49 posted on 04/07/2014 8:07:37 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PapaNew
Not sure what your point is or what you're saying.

What I have stated is clear. You however have made multiple inconsistent statements, and have evaded specific questions.

50 posted on 04/07/2014 8:09:22 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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