Skip to comments.Are the gas chamber, electric chair, gallows in Louisiana's future? | Opinion
Posted on 07/31/2018 1:44:43 PM PDT by BBell
Are Louisiana lawmakers ready to bring back the gas chamber, hanging, firing squad or electrocution as options for carrying out the state's death penalty?
Attorney General Jeff Landry says he will push for those changes if Louisiana can't figure out how to get its lethal injection protocols back on track. Executions in the state are on hold and will be for at least another year as part of a legal battle and efforts to find a drug manufacturer or pharmacy that will sell them the products needed to carry out executions. Louisiana hasn't put a prisoner to death since 2010 when Gerald Bordelon waived all his rights to appeal.
Landry has accused Gov. John Bel Edwards of dragging his feet on the speed of executions, noting that other states have managed to put bodies on the gurneys, noting that Texas has carried out seven executions in the first six months of this year and that Arkansas had managed two in just one day.
While avoiding a direct statement on where he stands on the death penalty, Edwards has denied being the reason for the delays and challenged Landry on why the attorney general had not pushed changes to the state law on his own. That's when Landry released his draft of death penalty legislation.
Landry is also pushing for changes that would allow the pharmacy at Louisiana State Penitentiary, commonly known as Angola, to mix its own execution cocktail and keep the formula secret to avoid lawsuits from the pharmaceutical companies that are now withholding their drugs for use in executions.
The primary reason for execution delays across the country is being caused by drug manufacturers who don't want their products associated with putting people to death.
(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...
Long drop hanging is the quickest and most painless form of execution that still leaves an intact body for viewing.
A bullet and a mask are all you need.
If you want to be ‘humane’ put him to sleep - i don’t care.
Just carry out the sentence
Nitrogen. Cheap too!
Someone tell the AG...
Exactly! Although I’m in favor of public hanging with the state raffling off tickets to be the executioner, with proceeds going to victim-related charities.
The national average for support of the death penalty had dropped to 49%. In Louisiana it’s 58% with 34% opposed. A lot of folks here are jealous of Texas.
Well we take care of the vermin but a lot of us will be jealous of you if you bring back the chair/gas chamber.......good luck
As someone who has had a close friend in NOLA
Raped, Brutalized, Shot and Killed
And have been in the presence of the killer
I am happy to report the murderer is dead by electrocution
Firing Squad or Hanging. Bullets and Rope are Cheap.
In order to make the Leftists happy, how about a Solar Powered Electric Chair?
Exactly. It’s stupid simple to knock you completely out of the world. Whatever lethal cocktail they applied at that point, would you really know? Not likely.
Yeah, but the longer caskets are more expensive.
That could take a while. Cruel and unusual? Maybe. I like it.
"Dave, seeing as how it's cloudy today, you might get another day of waiting in that chair before the current starts to slowly ramp up. See you tomorrow."
I don’t understand why executions can’t be carried out with the exact same drugs that Oregon uses for euthanasia?
We can only hope.
I know in California a Death Sentence means you will outlive the judge, the lawyers and most of the jury.
And you will live in what for prison passes as luxury accommodations.
I have a friend whose husband does nothing but death row appeals. He gets paid $65K per convict plus expenses. He doesn’t care if he wins or loses so long as he keeps cranking out the paperwork, most of which is boilerplate.
At any given moment he has 4 or 5 cases going.
Why not use the same kind of device that is used to slaughter cattle?
Doesn’t an air bubble in an IV kill people? If it does, save money and just shoot them full of air.
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