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Missouri may bring back gas chamber due to dwindling lethal injection supplies
New York Post ^ | 05 July 2013 | AP

Posted on 07/05/2013 11:46:29 PM PDT by UAConservative

ST. LOUIS — With drugs needed for lethal injection in short supply and courts wrangling over how to execute prisoners without them, Missouri's attorney general is floating one possible solution: Bring back the gas chamber.

In court filings and interviews this week, Attorney General Chris Koster noted that Missouri statutes allow two options for executions: lethal injection and death by gas. Koster's comments come amid his growing frustration over the Missouri Supreme Court's refusal to set execution dates until lethal injection issues are resolved.

"The Missouri death penalty statute has been, in my opinion, unnecessarily entangled in the courts for over a decade," Koster said Wednesday in an email exchange with The Associated Press.

Asked about concerns by some who say using lethal gas could violate condemned inmates' constitutional guarantee against cruel and unusual punishment, Koster responded: "The premeditated murder of an innocent Missourian is cruel and unusual punishment. The lawful implementation of the death penalty, following a fair and reasoned jury trial, is not."

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TOPICS: Government; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: chamber; cultureofcorruption; death; deathpenalty; delay; gas; gaschamber; missouri

1 posted on 07/05/2013 11:46:30 PM PDT by UAConservative
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To: UAConservative

Sounds good to me.


2 posted on 07/05/2013 11:47:07 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: doc1019

Hang ‘em.


3 posted on 07/05/2013 11:47:56 PM PDT by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: UAConservative

The guillotine should be considered. Its creation was intended to be a merciful way to execute somebody.


4 posted on 07/05/2013 11:48:58 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: upsdriver

Yep, rope is cheaper then chemicals in the long run.


5 posted on 07/05/2013 11:49:09 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: UAConservative

Short supply??? Any CBS depressant - including alcohol - given in sufficient doses will do the job.

These are excuses.


6 posted on 07/05/2013 11:49:18 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: Stingray

CNS* (Central Nervous System.)


7 posted on 07/05/2013 11:50:01 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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>> lethal injection in short supply

Jeez, I wonder what caliber.


8 posted on 07/05/2013 11:51:51 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: UAConservative

Shoot em, hang em, electric chair, stick their faces up michelle obama’s big fat ass until they puke their guts out, etc...there are countless ways to do the deed. Quit making excuses.


9 posted on 07/05/2013 11:52:52 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: doc1019

If we want to compare costs, bullets are much cheaper than rope.


10 posted on 07/05/2013 11:52:52 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: Stingray

When I saw “CBS depressant” I though, “but Dan Rather retired.”


11 posted on 07/05/2013 11:52:56 PM PDT by CougarGA7 ("War is an outcome based activity" - Dr. Robert Citino)
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To: doc1019

Environmentally friendly too! Libs should love that!


12 posted on 07/05/2013 11:53:46 PM PDT by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: doc1019

Of course rope can be used over and over again.


13 posted on 07/05/2013 11:54:06 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: UAConservative
The argument always made by those opposed to the means of execution always hang on the Constitutional issue of whether the means are "cruel and unusual" forms of punishment. I can see a loophole in just these three words. Particularly, the word "and"

If the punishment was cruel and common, it would not be unconstitutional.

14 posted on 07/06/2013 12:00:15 AM PDT by CougarGA7 ("War is an outcome based activity" - Dr. Robert Citino)
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To: UAConservative

The answer used to be firing squad, but the price and availability of bullets put the axe to that idea.


15 posted on 07/06/2013 12:00:30 AM PDT by lurk
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To: UAConservative

South Dakota told the DEA to go to Hell when it wanted the states supply, then told them to go to Hell again when they wanted the name of the supplier.


16 posted on 07/06/2013 12:03:48 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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To: UAConservative

Why couldn’t they just use a plastic laundry bag.
Quick and painless.

Buy them by the box or rinse them out and be enviromentally
correct, use them over again.


17 posted on 07/06/2013 12:06:17 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Gene Eric

dhs is hogging all of them. friggin bastids.


18 posted on 07/06/2013 12:18:11 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: CougarGA7

unusual can be rem,oved simply by applying the death penalty more often. lord knows we’have enough murderers in jail that should not be alive yet for what they’ve done.


19 posted on 07/06/2013 12:19:34 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: max americana
stick their faces up michelle obama’s big fat ass until they puke their guts out

I can't tell you how hard I laughed reading this!

I'd rather be put on the rack than be subjected to that.

20 posted on 07/06/2013 1:42:45 AM PDT by UAConservative (We have just begun to fight!)
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To: doc1019

“If we want to compare costs, bullets are much cheaper than rope.”

Not lately.


21 posted on 07/06/2013 1:43:16 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: UAConservative

Why not have seven men with shotguns do the job?

Use slugs, sabots, whatever.

You can finish the job for less than $10 bucks.


22 posted on 07/06/2013 2:10:22 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

Yep - firing squad.


23 posted on 07/06/2013 2:14:21 AM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: upsdriver

Seriously. What’s wrong with the old hemp fandango?


24 posted on 07/06/2013 2:38:57 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: UAConservative

Guillotine - it’s fast


25 posted on 07/06/2013 3:01:34 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: UAConservative

This is BS. Overdose them with heroin.

They die happy grinning all the way to the grave.

I have seen it a hundred times in heroin overdose cases. They take the overdose and are saved by hard working paramedics and awaken pissed off for spoiling their high.

Heroin is cheap and plentiful and definitely not a bad way to go, since so many do it to themselves accidently and go back to it over and over..

Half of them would inject it themselves if they had the opportunity.


26 posted on 07/06/2013 3:22:59 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Stingray
CBS worked well too. ABC, NBC, CNN, etc are all depressants.
27 posted on 07/06/2013 3:35:53 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: UAConservative

If executions were carried out swiftly, we would not be having this discussion. Anyway, We could use expired drugs. How does one get to stay on Death Row for 20 to 30 years?. Too may thoughts...


28 posted on 07/06/2013 3:48:53 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: UAConservative

As long as they don’t waste ammo it’s fine with me!


29 posted on 07/06/2013 4:07:18 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: UAConservative

why do they need special injections, the same drugs that put you to sleep during an operation if to much is used will result the same execution, painlessly


30 posted on 07/06/2013 4:29:18 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: UAConservative

If voters in the no-death penalty states would wake up to the fact that there should be a choice: electric chair or hanging there would be little crime.

Of course the courts would have to be revamped in order that the murderer, child molester or rapist could have a real speedy trial with one judicial review.


31 posted on 07/06/2013 4:30:16 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: UAConservative

A nice large dose of Versed and succinylcholine, available at any hospital in large quantities, will do the trick.


32 posted on 07/06/2013 4:50:14 AM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: UAConservative

I bet the veterinarian offices are fully stocked with lethal injections.


33 posted on 07/06/2013 5:54:44 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: CougarGA7

As long as none of the executed file a complaint I see no problem with it.


34 posted on 07/06/2013 6:03:02 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: UAConservative

I’m thinking... the “alahu akbar” method with a rusty butcher knife.


35 posted on 07/06/2013 6:13:24 AM PDT by moovova
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To: UAConservative

How about executing the perp in the same manner as he murdered the victim.


36 posted on 07/06/2013 6:16:02 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: UAConservative
There is nothing humane about the gas chamber or lethal injection & the lengthy ceremony surrounding their use. The terror of knowing when they will die will always be with the condemned. Best do it quickly & simply.

After the death sentence is announced, take the condemned behind the courthouse & shoot them in the head.

37 posted on 07/06/2013 6:27:31 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: UAConservative

Nitrogen gas in a sealed chamber. Quite deadly. Can be safely vented to atmosphere afterwards. It’s simply lights out, not even any gasping for breath.


38 posted on 07/06/2013 6:30:28 AM PDT by center mass
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To: Clay Moore

Potassium chloride is cheap and readily available everywhere. 750 ml IV bag, add a more concentrated KCl and you’re good to go. Before it slams into your heart it burns like high speed napalm in your arteries. Kind of a medical coming attractions for the condemned.


39 posted on 07/06/2013 6:33:55 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: UAConservative

Why don’t they just shoot them? one shot to the brain stem with a .22 long rifle and viola! the job is done, quickly and painlessly.


40 posted on 07/06/2013 7:13:37 AM PDT by calex59
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To: UAConservative

Good. The gas chamber is TERRIFYING, and LJ is far too easy.


41 posted on 07/06/2013 8:19:44 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: UAConservative; Revolting cat!

Cement shoes.


42 posted on 07/06/2013 8:28:09 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: UAConservative

What are the states with assisted suicide using?


43 posted on 07/06/2013 8:29:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rfreedom4u
As long as none of the executed file a complaint I see no problem with it

Excellent point. We could put the forms at the exit to the chamber.

44 posted on 07/06/2013 10:47:24 AM PDT by CougarGA7 ("War is an outcome based activity" - Dr. Robert Citino)
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