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Attorney General Says Tennessee Can Lawfully Electrocute Inmates
NewsChannel5.com ^ | Posted: Mar 14, 2014 1:26 PM CST Updated: Mar 14, 2014 1:26 PM CST

Posted on 03/14/2014 7:51:28 PM PDT by gooblah

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The State Attorney General says Tennessee can lawfully use the electric chair on death row inmates if drugs used for lethal injection are not available.

Attorney General Bob Cooper's written legal opinion was issued this week as state lawmakers consider a bill that would allow condemned prisoners to be electrocuted if lethal injection is thwarted by big drug companies or the courts.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: bobcooper; capitalpunishment; frythem; tennessee

1 posted on 03/14/2014 7:51:28 PM PDT by gooblah
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To: gooblah

Dust off Ol’ Sparky!


2 posted on 03/14/2014 7:52:45 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: gooblah

Ole Sparky is ready and waiting.


3 posted on 03/14/2014 7:53:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

20 seconds. :-P


4 posted on 03/14/2014 7:53:24 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: gooblah
And if this fails, a quick google reveals 7 Rope suppliers in Tennessee.
5 posted on 03/14/2014 7:53:54 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Ole sparkey will work.... but I kinda like a gunny sack and the deep end of the swimming pool.


6 posted on 03/14/2014 7:53:59 PM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: gooblah

I vote for nitrogen asphyxiation. It has happened accidently, and from what I recall it is particularly insidious because the victims have no sensation of discomfort whatsoever. They just pass out, and then die in short order.


7 posted on 03/14/2014 7:55:12 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: gooblah

Old Smoky works again!!!!


8 posted on 03/14/2014 7:56:19 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: gooblah

SHOCKING news out of Tennessee. /s


9 posted on 03/14/2014 7:57:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: gooblah

If it will salve the feelings of the liberals....

Dope’m then Fri’m.

“I’m sittin in the lectrik shair,
Ha Ha Ha, HEE HEE HEEEEEEEEE....ZOT”.
“Next?”


10 posted on 03/14/2014 7:57:45 PM 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: gooblah

I’m all for deathrow inmates having a choice.

They could choose drugs, electric chair, being dropped from a plane, run over by a train, hung by the neck, firing squad, explosion, implosion, drowning, and stoning.


11 posted on 03/14/2014 8:00:58 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: gooblah

Tennessee Viking Kittehs do their stuff

:)


12 posted on 03/14/2014 8:07:11 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: gooblah

“You Can Be Sure If It’s Westinghouse”

You have be quite old to get the reference.


13 posted on 03/14/2014 8:07:58 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: gooblah

Hey Bubba, hold this slab of bacon for me.


14 posted on 03/14/2014 8:09:51 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: gooblah

Make sure to put water on that sponge now, ya hear.


15 posted on 03/14/2014 8:13:47 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: gooblah

Git a rope!


16 posted on 03/14/2014 8:20:31 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: DannyTN
explosion

Yeah, what's wrong with that? How could you screw that up?

Why there must be a million ways to blow somebody up.

17 posted on 03/14/2014 8:22:57 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: gooblah

“Attorney General Says Tennessee Can Lawfully Electrocute Inmates”

For a second there I thought it meant *random* inmates.


18 posted on 03/14/2014 8:23:40 PM PDT by PLMerite
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To: gooblah

19 posted on 03/14/2014 8:27:55 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: gooblah

The constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. It does not guarantee a painless execution.


20 posted on 03/14/2014 8:30:30 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: gooblah
"I didn't know the sponge was supposed to be wet"

Love, the French-fried Cajun called Delacroix

21 posted on 03/14/2014 8:39:22 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Screw the farmers. I can get everything I need at the grocery store.)
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To: kjam22

Ole sparkey will work.... but I kinda like a gunny sack and the deep end of the swimming pool.

-=0=-
No bricks ?


22 posted on 03/14/2014 8:40:16 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: umgud

The constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. It does not guarantee a painless execution.
-=0=-
ANYTHING under 30 minutes......


23 posted on 03/14/2014 8:42:16 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: dr_lew; gooblah
I vote for nitrogen asphyxiation. It has happened accidently, and from what I recall it is particularly insidious because the victims have no sensation of discomfort whatsoever. They just pass out, and then die in short order.

The same is true for Carbon Monoxide.

The skin of the victim even looks fully oxygenated. Their skin will still have a rosy hue.

With normal asphyxiation the nail beds turn blue early then the entire skin turns blue. Not true with carbon monoxide poisoning. There are no obvious external signs of asphyxiation. The victim simply falls asleep and stops breathing. NO pain (unless it is a chronic exposure where a headache may occur), no gasping for breath and no fear.

24 posted on 03/15/2014 12:15:52 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: OldPossum
“You Can Be Sure If It’s Westinghouse”

You have be quite old to get the reference.

War of the Currents? AC vs DC?

In 1903, Westinghouse's rival, Thomas Edison, made a movie of the electrocution with high voltage AC, supervised by Edison employees, of Topsy, a Coney Island circus elephant which had recently killed three men.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMmslGfaNls

25 posted on 03/15/2014 12:36:08 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: gooblah

Someone must have gotten fed up with all the quibbling and blubbering about which pharmaceutical agent is less lethal.


26 posted on 03/15/2014 2:39:30 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: dr_lew

“I vote for nitrogen asphyxiation. It has happened accidently, and from what I recall it is particularly insidious because the victims have no sensation of discomfort whatsoever. They just pass out, and then die in short order.”

Sounds very much like carbon monoxide poisoning - maybe faster.


27 posted on 03/15/2014 2:47:50 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: gooblah

Until they switched to lethal injection, the Thai method did the job with no ifs, ands, or buts: 15 full auto rounds in the back, in the heart area.


28 posted on 03/15/2014 2:50:43 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: gooblah

Why not just drop them in a pool of Magma.

Seriously, all I see is revenge, justice thats really cold revenge. They say its humane but its a circus. Why in the name of God can there not be a chamber that can have a superfast blast of plasma, so hot and so fast the mind will never register it, the body is totally consumed.

Why in the hell not? Dead is dead, but no we have to have a society thats gets its secret jollies off by spreading it out slowly, even electrocution is slow, the person feels it, its not painless.

Stupid ass morons just want another death carnival.


29 posted on 03/15/2014 2:52:59 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: Spartan302

I have a 3500 Watt generator I’ll loan them, it would definitely get the job done!


30 posted on 03/15/2014 4:41:08 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: gooblah

Smoke `em if ya’ got `em!


31 posted on 03/15/2014 6:59:35 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Spartan302

If it’s too merciful it completely loses all deterrent value.


32 posted on 03/15/2014 2:40:43 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Fire_on_High
If it’s too merciful it completely loses all deterrent value.

The death penalty has already lost deterrence. By the time the criminal is executed, it's decades later and everybody who knew him has forgotten him.

A criminal is far more likely to get shot by a CCW than he is to be executed, which may be a driving force behind the decline in crime in CCW states with strong self-defense laws.

33 posted on 03/15/2014 2:49:36 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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