Skip to comments.APNewsBreak: Tennessee brings back electric chair
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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Whatever works. It’s all good.
I think the Guillotine is more humane.
I like the drugs where it all goes wrong and the scumbag suffers a long, agonizing death. But, ole sparky will do.
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.
Now that would be cruel and unusual punishment!!!
Don’t wet the sponge.
Shocking. Absolutely shocking.
Just play Rocky Top ad finitum, they’ll pray for death.
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.
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.
Is this the latest buzz? Shocking.
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.
You forgot my favorite. The firing squad!
Teaming up with his buddy, Red E. Kilowatt.
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.
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.
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.
So do I.
It sure is quicker.
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.
Just do it with explosives and hose out the chamber afterwards.
There’s always the gunny sack and a swimming pool.....
Getting the job done right the first time? Priceless.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
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’!”
I personally would like them to bring back public hangings.
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.
electric chairs are only manufactured in a foreign country and few are available...
It seems YOUR WORK is NOT yet done.
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.
Then just stick ‘em in a tub of water and drop in a plugged-in toaster.
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.
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.
When will they bring back the hangman’s noose or the fire squad?
What do you want on your tombstone?
unless it is solar powered
Pepperoni and sausage?
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.
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.
Yup; death by bullet isn’t like how Hollyweird portrays it, with the actor dancing around for five seconds.
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.
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.
There's the real problem. It's too hard to carry out the sentence, by any method.
OTOH, that made it hard for David Vincent to prove there actually were any Invaders.
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.