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States eye return to firing squads, electric chairs
NY Post ^ | January 28, 2014

Posted on 01/29/2014 2:56:36 AM PST by Libloather

Edited on 01/29/2014 2:59:27 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

ST. LOUIS With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty states are considering bringing back relics of a more gruesome past: firing squads, electrocutions and gas chambers.

Most states abandoned those execution methods more than a generation ago in a bid to make capital punishment more palatable to the public and to a judicial system worried about inflicting cruel and unusual punishments that violate the Constitution.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: chairs; electric; firing; squads
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Just do it.
1 posted on 01/29/2014 2:56:36 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Just make sure they are dead. -— Cover their mouth with a pillow while they are sleeping.


2 posted on 01/29/2014 3:01:49 AM PST by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: Libloather

As much as I distrust the state to put people to death, I also realize we have a lot of vermin who need to be exterminated.


3 posted on 01/29/2014 3:03:11 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Libloather

Sounds good to me. I’ve always been partial to the guillotine.


4 posted on 01/29/2014 3:05:43 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Libloather

Use .45’s 230 grn, JHP and share 20 gauge loaded with sabots

Be dead right there and then.

You ain’t survivng those loads.


5 posted on 01/29/2014 3:08:11 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SMGFan

looking at our current national trajectory, I am forced to reconsider my previous position on the death penalty.


6 posted on 01/29/2014 3:23:11 AM PST by RC one
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To: RC one

I am in favor of the death penalty in certain cases, as long as we are 100% certain we execute the correct person. When it is demonstrated that we executed someone who did not commit the crime, I will be completely opposed to the death penalty ever again being used.


7 posted on 01/29/2014 3:31:52 AM PST by 22202NOVA ("Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage." -- H.L. Mencken)
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To: Libloather

I’m ok with a giant cement bowl and a very large cement ball pushed in at a very high rate of speed


8 posted on 01/29/2014 3:40:57 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Libloather

Firing squad- members to be decided by lottery, at $1 a ticket.Proceeds to pay squad’s travel expenses, excess goes to the victim’s family or charity of their choice. Cost to the state- nothing.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 3:42:45 AM PST by TexasBarak (I aim to misbehave!)
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To: 22202NOVA

With DNA testing foolproof you have almost a 100% chance of getting it right where blood or skin samples have been retrieved from a perp.

Of course not all cases involve perp DNA. And many cases there are no witnesses.

It’s a crap shoot. But fast execution (a year at most...not decades) is need at this time to make execution a deterant.


10 posted on 01/29/2014 3:44:50 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Libloather
Having seen a video of an electrocution probably taken in the 40's, with smoking coming out the guy's ears and all that, I think firing squad would actually be cleaner and more humane.

This is the way they used to do it here. Note the condemned has his back facing the executioner.

Uniquely, Thailand used a single executioner with one stand mounted machine gun per prisoner, to put murderers and drug traffickers to death.

Over 500 people were shot in Thailand between 1937, when shooting replaced beheading and October 2003, when Thailand moved to lethal injection as its sole method of execution.

All those sentenced to death there were held at Bang Kwang maximum security prison, about 20 miles outside Bangkok. The virtually soundproof execution chamber, known as the "Place to Relieve Suffering," contained two wooden crosses and two stand mounted Heckler & Koch 9mm machine guns.

Prisoners were confined in heavy leg irons from the time of sentence to the time of execution, which could be anything from a few weeks to a few years and were told of their fate only hours before they were shot.

On the day of execution, the prisoner was taken from their cell, photographed and fingerprinted. They were then taken to the execution chamber and handcuffed to a cross like wooden frame with their back to the machine gun, four meters behind them. A white cloth blindfold is applied and the hands tied with a sacred Buddhist cord. Flowers are hung from the prisoner’s hands as an offering to Buddha and a canvas screen is pulled between the condemned and the gun. A target is fixed onto the screen level with the prisoner’s heart and the gun aimed at the centre of the target. The executioner takes up his position, watching another member of the execution team who raises a red flag, and on the signal from the prison governor, the flag is dropped and the executioner fires a fully automatic burst of 15 rounds into the victim’s heart.

11 posted on 01/29/2014 3:47:24 AM PST by expat1000
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To: Libloather

sounds like just the thing to use on criminal politicians


12 posted on 01/29/2014 3:50:24 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Vaquero

I am absolutely for the death penalty, when there is physical evidence tying the suspect to the crime.

Without physical evidence, however, we can have a case like that of Tim Masters, who was falsely imprisoned after a kangaroo trial where the prosecutors used weak circumstantial evidence to fabricate a case against him. No murder weapon was found, no blood was found anywhere on his clothes or in his house, there was nothing to tie him to the crime at all. He was imprisoned for 10 years. He has since sued for wrongful imprisonment and received $10 million for it. It’s a shame the taxpayers have to foot the bill for that—as much as possible of that should be taken from the prosecutors who railroaded him.


13 posted on 01/29/2014 3:56:08 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Libloather

Electric chairs are green.


14 posted on 01/29/2014 4:07:02 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Libloather

Why don’t they look at a different alternative; inert gas asphyxiation.

“After a number of accidents in which humans suffocated in nitrogen without any warning, the suggestion was made in 1995 that hypoxic atmospheres be used for the humane killing of humans.

Execution by nitrogen asphyxiation was discussed briefly in print as a theoretical method of capital punishment in a National Review article, “Killing with kindness – capital punishment by nitrogen asphyxiation”.

In a televised documentary in 2007, the British political commentator (and former Member of Parliament) Michael Portillo examined execution techniques in use around the world and found them unsatisfactory; his conclusion was that nitrogen asphyxiation would be the best method.

Nitrogen asphyxiation is not currently used by any government as an execution method.”

It’s worth a look, I’d say.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inert_gas_asphyxiation#Capital_punishment


15 posted on 01/29/2014 4:26:09 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Libloather

Complexity should be eliminated.

Hanging is cheap and very effective.

I tried to ask Saddam Hussein but he is very dead.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=saddam%20hussein%20hanging&FORM=BVLH1#view=detail&mid=620987BC43D2C9290B99620987BC43D2C9290B99


16 posted on 01/29/2014 4:32:55 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Libloather

Public hanging from the village square! The scum will get the message.


17 posted on 01/29/2014 4:34:52 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: Libloather
Just do it.

"Let's do it."

Last words of Gary Gilmore, January 17, 1977, executed by firing squad, Draper, Utah.

18 posted on 01/29/2014 4:56:48 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Helium asphyxiation would lead to much funnier last words.


19 posted on 01/29/2014 4:58:56 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: Libloather
From the article:

"Wyoming has only one inmate on death row, 68-year-old convicted killer Dale Wayne Eaton."

Yep. It's that whole middle-name-Wayne thing again.

20 posted on 01/29/2014 5:04:09 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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