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APNewsBreak: Tennessee brings back electric chair
Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2014 8:27 PM EDT | Erik Schelzig

Posted on 05/22/2014 7:06:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Tennessee has decided to bring back the electric chair.

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a bill into law allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event the state is unable to obtain drugs used for lethal injections. […]

Richard Dieter, the executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, said Tennessee is the first state to enact a law to reintroduce the electric chair without giving prisoners an option. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: deathpenalty; electricchair; ichair; oldsparky; ridethelightning; seekvolunteers2test
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1 posted on 05/22/2014 7:06:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Sparky ???


2 posted on 05/22/2014 7:07:07 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Olog-hai

Whatever works. It’s all good.


3 posted on 05/22/2014 7:10:15 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Lmo56
Aye; Sparky. Who would have thought that civilization was on its way back, eh?
4 posted on 05/22/2014 7:10:54 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I think the Guillotine is more humane.


5 posted on 05/22/2014 7:11:06 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Olog-hai

I like the drugs where it all goes wrong and the scumbag suffers a long, agonizing death. But, ole sparky will do.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 7:13:24 PM PDT by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: Olog-hai

I wish we would just lock them in an airtight room with a mattress and slowly replace the oxygen with some noble gas.

I know it is more graceful and peaceful death than they deserve, but it would keep the whiners on the left from screaming how painful and botched the execution was. Plus, the organs could be harvested if the killer wanted that.

Whenever I see these execution stories, I think of a story I read about a slave. A jewish slave whose job it was to plug holes in peoples heads with using melted wax. That was so that the brains would stop oozing out after the Germans used wooden bullets at head contact range to kill prisoners.

That was horrible. How we do it is clinical, but it is still probably more complex than necessary.


7 posted on 05/22/2014 7:13:55 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Olog-hai
Is it going to be that ugly @$$ UT orange???

Now that would be cruel and unusual punishment!!!

8 posted on 05/22/2014 7:14:24 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Olog-hai
An Osama Obama appointee declaring it unconstitutional in 3...2...1
9 posted on 05/22/2014 7:14:31 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t wet the sponge.


10 posted on 05/22/2014 7:14:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Shocking. Absolutely shocking.


11 posted on 05/22/2014 7:14:52 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Just play Rocky Top ad finitum, they’ll pray for death.


12 posted on 05/22/2014 7:15:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Yep. People crying about lethal injection? No problem, fire the old chair back up. That starts having people up in arms, get a rope or build a guillotine.


13 posted on 05/22/2014 7:15:10 PM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: dfwgator

LOL!!!


14 posted on 05/22/2014 7:15:28 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Tula Git

I understand you feelings and the perp put the victim through much worse, but we just need to rid society of the trash. We don’t need to go any further. God will handle the rest.


15 posted on 05/22/2014 7:16:19 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Olog-hai

Is this the latest buzz? Shocking.


16 posted on 05/22/2014 7:17:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Olog-hai

While I am a firm believer in the inexpensive, convenient, and difficult to legally challenge firing squad, the electric chair stands out as the least painful means of execution.

The reason is that electricity is faster than nerve impulses, travels to the brain and fries the circuitry before pain can be felt.


17 posted on 05/22/2014 7:18:12 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: corlorde

You forgot my favorite. The firing squad!


18 posted on 05/22/2014 7:19:22 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Teaming up with his buddy, Red E. Kilowatt.


19 posted on 05/22/2014 7:19:51 PM PDT by bubbacluck (America 180)
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To: Olog-hai

I think if I had a choice, it would be the firing squad. I have no desire to torture them, just eliminate them from the living as soon as possible and yes make sure they are guilty first.


20 posted on 05/22/2014 7:21:34 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I have no idea how my dentist and my doctor have knocked me out where one moment I was alert and they were talking to me and the next moment was an hour or two later and I had zero idea what had transpired.

But, it didn’t hurt even a little. It wasn’t disturbing even a little. It was a simple “I was out of it, knocked out cold.”

Do that. And then off them. I don’t even think they’ll know they’re gone.


21 posted on 05/22/2014 7:21:58 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: FreeAtlanta
I wish we would just lock them in an airtight room with a mattress and slowly replace the oxygen with some noble gas.

They seem to be trying all sorts of things, but I'm not sure that they've ever improved upon the Zyklon B pellets that were used by the Germans. Death is almost instantaneous for many and death is always a certainty. And, with gas, there is no need to get doctors involved in the procedure.

22 posted on 05/22/2014 7:22:29 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: FatherofFive
I think the Guillotine is more humane.

So do I.
It sure is quicker.

23 posted on 05/22/2014 7:23:06 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: dfwgator

Wish that I was on ole Rocky Top
Down in the Tennessee Hills.
There’s some smoggy smoke on Rocky Top,
It’s from an electric chair.


24 posted on 05/22/2014 7:24:32 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Olog-hai

Just do it with explosives and hose out the chamber afterwards.


25 posted on 05/22/2014 7:24:53 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Olog-hai

There’s always the gunny sack and a swimming pool.....


26 posted on 05/22/2014 7:27:54 PM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: Olog-hai
Seven rounds of Remington 180-grain .30-06 SP ammo? $7.00

Getting the job done right the first time? Priceless.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

27 posted on 05/22/2014 7:27:56 PM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: dfwgator

Oklahoma may go that way too.
And they play ‘Boomer Sooner’ ‘cause the words are easy to remember and the person strapped-in can throw the switch himself.
The Okie chair will be a recliner with vibration, heat and, of course, high-voltage.
The LazeeBoy: “It’s Smokin’!”


28 posted on 05/22/2014 7:28:24 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Olog-hai

I personally would like them to bring back public hangings.


29 posted on 05/22/2014 7:31:20 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Olog-hai
The original idea was that it was supposed to be more humane than hanging. That was in the days when electricity was still quasi-magical, but despite the rather spectacular physiological effects, it isn't obvious that it's less humane. Certainly no one who has ever undergone it has complained.

Your link mentions an attempt to replace it with the guillotine, not due to any less unpleasantness for either the onlookers or the star of the show, but to assist in organ harvesting. That has a ghoulish aspect all its own but it does, after all, allow the guilty to pay a debt to society that he/she wouldn't be able to do otherwise.

I am not inclined to believe that there is a means of execution that is foolproof and "humane", even nitrogen asphyxiation, which is probably as close as it can get. A bullet to the back of the head is probably close. That, however, is quite as messy as Old Sparky.

30 posted on 05/22/2014 7:32:17 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Olog-hai

next up...

electric chairs are only manufactured in a foreign country and few are available...


31 posted on 05/22/2014 7:32:43 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Olog-hai
Ah yes, Old Sparky.. WELCOME back OLD FRIEND.

It seems YOUR WORK is NOT yet done.

32 posted on 05/22/2014 7:32:44 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Olog-hai

At least Tennessee has figured out what all the PC nonsense is doing to our nation . . . but don’t be too surprised if a libtard judge declares the whole mess unconstitutional.

I hope it goes to the Supreme Court, and then we can start manufacturing ol’ Sparky’s across the nation . . . and send the electric bills to the family of the condemned . . . have to pay for it somehow.

Ropes really are cheaper though, and we saw that they work real good with ol’ Saddam Hussein.


33 posted on 05/22/2014 7:33:11 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Then just stick ‘em in a tub of water and drop in a plugged-in toaster.


34 posted on 05/22/2014 7:38:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I'm with you. Complete with hymn singing before the trap door is sprung. You get a threefer:
  1. Public participation in an object lesson.
  2. Putting the condemned in a frame of mind to meet their maker.
  3. P*ssing off the ACLU.

What's not to like?
35 posted on 05/22/2014 7:39:45 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Olog-hai

To make this decision more palatable to the Left, tell them the Electric Chair is powered by Wind and Solar in honor of Tennessee’s favorite Son, Albert Gore Jr.


36 posted on 05/22/2014 7:45:01 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Cancer were Contagious, they would call it Liberalism...)
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To: GreyFriar

Yes, it’s electrifying news posted on a current events thread. I don’t think that there will be much resistance to it here though.


37 posted on 05/22/2014 7:45:13 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Olog-hai

When will they bring back the hangman’s noose or the fire squad?

What do you want on your tombstone?


38 posted on 05/22/2014 7:45:57 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Olog-hai

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN92uSUgoVM&feature=kp


39 posted on 05/22/2014 7:47:06 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Gay State Conservative

unless it is solar powered


40 posted on 05/22/2014 7:48:27 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Pepperoni and sausage?


41 posted on 05/22/2014 7:49:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Tennessee Nana
electric chairs are only manufactured in a foreign country and few are available...

Now just a dang minute! I'm not gettin' sent off in no Chinese electric chair! I mean, the instructions alone: "To the calf the silver globe affix strap with the harmonious enthusiasm be careful not to tighten the fixture more than five or else the results. User must call customer support for an RMA before sending back for refund or replacement."

I guess it could be worse than Chinese. Anyone who's ever owned a British sports car must shudder at the dread name of Lucas Electric. And the contract will be awarded to the lowest bidder. Crikey.

42 posted on 05/22/2014 7:49:57 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Olog-hai

I have several times seen movie clips of the German “Werewolves” caught during the Battle of the Bulge. They were tied to a stake and shot by a firing squad.

I was surprised to see them immediately hang limp. It appears they did not suffer at all, just immediately died.


43 posted on 05/22/2014 7:51:05 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

Yup; death by bullet isn’t like how Hollyweird portrays it, with the actor dancing around for five seconds.


44 posted on 05/22/2014 7:53:06 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I sort of liked the way the aliens died in the old TV series “The Invaders”. They would be shot, immediately die then suddenly burn up to nothing but a dark spot on the ground.


45 posted on 05/22/2014 7:57:40 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Olog-hai

good for them.

I don’t live in TN, but I’d darn sure turn out my lights if I did, just to be sure they had enough juice to fry the ba$tard.


46 posted on 05/22/2014 8:01:33 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Olog-hai
Tennessee has 74 prisoners on death row. ... [S]ince 2000 ... [s]ix inmates have been executed during that time frame, the most recent in 2010.

There's the real problem. It's too hard to carry out the sentence, by any method.

47 posted on 05/22/2014 8:03:01 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Olog-hai

For later.


48 posted on 05/22/2014 8:03:30 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: yarddog

OTOH, that made it hard for David Vincent to prove there actually were any Invaders.


49 posted on 05/22/2014 8:04:59 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: MUDDOG

Yeah since they had changed their outward appearance they probably had to do something so there would be no bodies left for autopsy.

I think they explained in one episode that their souls returned to their home planet. Maybe not but I saw that somewhere.


50 posted on 05/22/2014 8:10:31 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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