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Woman executed in Texas for 1998 torture killing
Associated Press ^ | February 5, 2014 | Michael Graczyk

Posted on 02/05/2014 8:48:14 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A woman convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with the promise of marriage was put to death Wednesday evening in a rare executionof a female prisoner.

The lethal injection of Suzanne Basso, 59, made the New York native only the 14th woman executed in the U.S. since the Supreme Court in 1976 allowed capital punishment to resume. Almost 1,400 men have been put to death during that time.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: basso; execution; texas
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1 posted on 02/05/2014 8:48:14 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Where are the feminists protesting this outrageous display of sexism, there being only a few dozen women executed per 1,000 men? Didn’t they want equality? What gives?


2 posted on 02/05/2014 8:49:44 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: coloradan

Rather, fewer than one dozen per 1,000 men?


3 posted on 02/05/2014 8:50:24 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: coloradan
I saw a TV ad earlier for women to become welders, electricians, mechanics, etc. and the entire ad had to do with comparisons to men. The final voice said “We can do what a man can do...only better.” Be prepared for 2016 if they nominate Princess Hillary or Dizzie Miss Lizzie. It will be nonstop male bashing.
4 posted on 02/05/2014 8:51:36 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well, bye!


5 posted on 02/05/2014 8:54:41 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: ConservativeStatement
the TX Death Row Drive-thru, Really should sped-up a lot more....

6 posted on 02/05/2014 8:55:48 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: coloradan

One woman for every one hundred men. 1:100


7 posted on 02/05/2014 9:00:22 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

feminism’s main goal is to diminish men and legitimize bias against men. never anything positive about them.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 9:02:37 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
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9 posted on 02/05/2014 9:09:08 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: coloradan
Where are the feminists...

They've been around for four decades give or take, hence the relative rarity of this woman's execution.
10 posted on 02/05/2014 9:13:51 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: smokingfrog

As Ron White said: “If you kill us in Texas, we will kill you back.”


11 posted on 02/05/2014 9:14:15 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: SpaceBar

Jack Levin, who has the title of a Criminologist (IIRC), said a handful of years ago that many people are reluctant to execute women. He gave the expected reasons.


12 posted on 02/05/2014 9:19:31 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: coloradan

Yeah, I know according to the leftists, statistical disparity in punishment PROVES bias in the judicial process, so obviously the courts are stacked against males. Ooooh, when will the sexism end [sob]???


13 posted on 02/05/2014 9:22:35 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Marcella

http://youtu.be/NRmmIVnjqfQ


14 posted on 02/05/2014 9:32:27 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: TigersEye

... a grossly discriminatory and unfair ratio. (The feminists would say, if they were to be self-consistent.)


15 posted on 02/05/2014 9:34:56 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: smokingfrog

YES! Ron White is my favorite comedy guy - “we will kill you back” - “putting in express lane”.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 9:38:08 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: smokingfrog

The Texas executions happen 25 miles north of me in Huntsville, Texas. The two major “businesses” in Huntsville are the Texas Prison and Sam Houston University.


17 posted on 02/05/2014 9:41:11 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: coloradan

Indeed. Off with their heads! ;^)


18 posted on 02/05/2014 9:46:32 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I seem to recall that Governor of Texas/Presidential Candidate Dubya was all but tarred & feathered (by the DimoCrats and Media) for permitting a “WOMAN” to be executed for a capital crime, even though he did not have direct authority under state law to prevent it.


19 posted on 02/05/2014 9:55:16 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: ConservativeStatement

Texas, executing criminals and practicing gender equality!


20 posted on 02/05/2014 10:01:54 PM PST by GraceG
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To: ConservativeStatement

[ Jack Levin, who has the title of a Criminologist (IIRC), said a handful of years ago that many people are reluctant to execute women. He gave the expected reasons. ]

If we executed people for killing people and executed one woman for every man executed we would be executing women for traffic offenses if we wanted to adhere to the precious liberal socialist government quota....

They probably do that in Saudi Arabia which is why the libs love Saudi Arabia so damned much...


21 posted on 02/05/2014 10:04:26 PM PST by GraceG
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To: ConservativeStatement
I saw a TV ad earlier for women to become welders, electricians, mechanics, etc.

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22 posted on 02/05/2014 10:39:16 PM PST by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Come down to Texas from New York and kill somebody and Texas will kill you back.


23 posted on 02/05/2014 10:45:44 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

They did this same crap in the 70s. The phone company had to hire women. You’d see at least two trucks on every job so there would be a man there to carry the ladder.


24 posted on 02/05/2014 10:47:01 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Freelance Warrior
LUNCH LADY ALLEGEDLY THREATENING TO SHOOT UP THE MIDDLE SCHOOL WITH AN AK-47 BECAUSE CO-WORKER RE-BAKED HER COOKIES
25 posted on 02/05/2014 11:10:54 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well, the GOP would probably be wise to answer that one with Sarah Palin.

If you want to win a cat fight, it helps to have a cat in the fight.

Meantime, until some sanity takes hold again, I’d ask our dear liberals why they hate diversity of gender but love it of just about anything else. Oh wow, the gay guy, the black lady, the Hispanic limbo dancer, all give you a beneficially different point of view. And granted, they could. Even the gay (at least the old fashioned kind that kept it in the closet). But now they want to erase that diversity... what gives. Hey get with the PLAN, folks.


26 posted on 02/06/2014 12:53:38 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: GraceG

I sometimes wonder if more heinous things also HAPPEN in Texas. Due to festering troubles of the kinds of things that tend to plague the South. The South gave us rednecks but the South also gave us some of the worst bums you ever saw.


27 posted on 02/06/2014 12:54:55 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: GraceG

[I sometimes wonder if more heinous things also HAPPEN in Texas.]

Because when you actually look at what garners executions in Texas, versus what results in mundane life prison sentences... the executions really do tend to go to people who have not just killed on purpose, but who have been fiends beyond our worst nightmares. That’s a side of the Texas death penalty issue we don’t see a lot of attention paid to.


28 posted on 02/06/2014 12:58:15 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Most of the notorious serial killers hail from the north - two of the most prolific serial killers were products of Washington state.


29 posted on 02/06/2014 1:25:41 AM PST by monocle
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To: Elsiejay

IIRC, Carla Faye Tucker. The libs pulled out all the stops on that one. Professionally produced long theatrics of how sweet Carla Faye had gotten religion, etc. etc.

Not one picture or detailed description of the axe murder she committed.


30 posted on 02/06/2014 1:42:52 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: coloradan

You beat me to it. The outcry for Execution Sexual Equality should be deafening. Yet crickets are all we hear.


31 posted on 02/06/2014 2:02:46 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: ConservativeStatement; Marcella


GOOD RIDDANCE!

32 posted on 02/06/2014 2:28:07 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Freelance Warrior

I’m an electrician, and up here we have one female in my company. She is about as useful as a block of ice in a blizzard. The fact is we’re not equal and men are better at some things while woman are better at some things. We have strengths and weaknesses. I just wish women would stop trying to be men.


33 posted on 02/06/2014 2:33:39 AM PST by Bulwyf
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I just wish women would stop trying to be men.

I guess the occupations in which women best aren't prestigious in American society. And that's not about everyday life, in arts one can see the same. Being equal isn't being the same.

34 posted on 02/06/2014 3:37:06 AM PST by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

I think a woman who stays home and raises the kids is very prestigious. It’s all a matter of perception I suppose. Here in northern Alberta, lots of women stay home.

Perhaps we need more female doctors, I’m 38, so soon I’ll have to go for those exams lol. I think I’d rather have a woman with real small fingers than a giant doctor with sausage fingers.


35 posted on 02/06/2014 4:07:56 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf
I think a woman who stays home and raises the kids is very prestigious.

It is prestigious when there're films and books about such mothers as role models, not G.I. Janes.

36 posted on 02/06/2014 4:14:21 AM PST by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Well, I know one thing for certain, when my wife gets to where I am here with our kids, she’ll be staying home until the youngest is in school (private Christian school), and then if she wants to work, she can, but probably wouldn’t make much sense to.

She’s still doing an important job, keeping a household running in my opinion is a full time job and one that should be highly respected.


37 posted on 02/06/2014 4:19:13 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf

May God bless you and your family - another good family which, no doubt, will produce some good people for the next generation.


38 posted on 02/06/2014 4:26:35 AM PST by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

needle is to good for scum like this. Texas needs old sparky back.


39 posted on 02/06/2014 4:32:22 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Bulwyf

“... keeping a household running in my opinion is a full time job and one that should be highly respected”.

You just made my day, Bulwyf! Smooches!!!


40 posted on 02/06/2014 4:33:08 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Freelance Warrior

Thank you, and God bless yours as well. I’m doing my best to raise God fearing, freedom loving kids.

I think we have our work cut out for us against the public machine.


41 posted on 02/06/2014 4:34:52 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: ConservativeStatement
As the lethal dose of pentobarbital took effect, Basso, dressed in a white prison uniform, began to snore.
I can’t blame her, I wouldn’t want to be awake either.
42 posted on 02/06/2014 4:44:12 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well... BYE!


43 posted on 02/06/2014 5:46:38 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Snickering Hound; ConservativeStatement
I guess I should have looked at the comments before I posted.
44 posted on 02/06/2014 5:49:53 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: ConservativeStatement
As the lethal dose of pentobarbital took effect, Basso, dressed in a white prison uniform, began to snore. Her deep snoring became less audible and eventually stopped.

She was pronounced dead at 6:26 p.m. CST, 11 minutes after the drug was administered.

It sounds like they got the mixture right.

45 posted on 02/06/2014 5:57:05 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Elsiejay
he did not have direct authority under state law to prevent it.

Yes he does...John Connally pardoned every death row inmate in 1962!!!

46 posted on 02/06/2014 7:01:17 AM PST by ontap
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To: ConservativeStatement
"We can do what a man can do...ony better."

BS. I know for a fact that even a small man is physically stronger than I am. I CANNOT do many of the jobs men do, nor am I afflicted with an inferiority complex which makes me think I must, or I'm somehow inferior to males.

Every time the TV show "Cops" has a female officer arresting a man, there's a male cop present to assist them with the handling and cuffing. Simple fact is, the chick isn't up to doing it on her own.

47 posted on 02/06/2014 7:04:50 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: ontap

Excuse please...he commuted their sentences to life not pardoned!!


48 posted on 02/06/2014 7:10:37 AM PST by ontap
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To: CatherineofAragon

Be careful...telling the truth can be hazardous!!!


49 posted on 02/06/2014 7:15:53 AM PST by ontap
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To: ontap

LOL, yeah, a feminist might get offended. Too bad.


50 posted on 02/06/2014 7:48:14 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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