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Tennessee brings back electric chair
Yahoo/AP ^ | 5-23-14 | ERIK SCHELZIG

Posted on 05/23/2014 12:02:09 AM PDT by kingattax

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has decided how it will respond to a nationwide scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates: with the electric chair.

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable to obtain the drugs, which have become more and more scarce following a European-led boycott of drug sales for executions.

Tennessee lawmakers overwhelmingly passed the electric chair legislation in April, with the Senate voting 23-3 and the House 68-13 in favor of the bill.

Tennessee is the first state to enact a law to reintroduce the electric chair without giving prisoners an option, said Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that opposes executions and tracks the issue

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: deathpenalty; electricchair; sparky; tennessee

1 posted on 05/23/2014 12:02:09 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax
Should the State of Tennessee be interested in saving money, there is probably used equipment available.

E.g.:


2 posted on 05/23/2014 12:17:52 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: kingattax

What a shocking piece of news.


3 posted on 05/23/2014 12:20:37 AM PDT by Steel Shoe
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To: kingattax
Also in January, Oklahoma death row inmate Michael Lee Wilson said during his execution: "I feel my whole body burning."

Yeah, but that wasn't the execution causing that, it was him settling into his new home.

4 posted on 05/23/2014 12:29:12 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: kingattax

Shoot the juice to them Bruce! ! !


5 posted on 05/23/2014 12:56:34 AM PDT by DeaconRed (# GIVE US OUR COUNTRY BACK- NOW! ! ! ! ! ! ! !)
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To: kingattax
Why don't they just use the simple machine that doctors use to electrocute you and then restart your heart only don't use the second phase!
6 posted on 05/23/2014 1:25:38 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: kingattax
I wonder if the crime rate will drop. But then, no criminal ever thinks they'll be caught.
In fact, most criminals never think about being caught.
7 posted on 05/23/2014 1:32:21 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: kingattax

Shocking bit of news!


8 posted on 05/23/2014 1:48:05 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Good put it to use here.

Ashley ‘Nikki’ Read, get the justice that 2 juries have handed down. ALL APPEALS have run out.

TN Gov email is bill.haslam@tn.gov
615 741-2001

David Keen
http://murderpedia.org/male.K/k/keen-david.htm

This CHILD RAPIST HAS RUN OUT OF ALL 20 YRS OF APPEALS, TN GOV Halsam still has NOT SET AN EXECUTION DATE OR SIGNED A DEATH WARRANT, EMAIL HIM TO DO SO bill.haslam@tn.gov 615 741-2001 Phone calls are more effective.

This is 20 years of appeals. 24 YRS SINCE THE CRIME. TOOK ONLY THE DNA TO PROVE WHO DID IT, #1 SUSPECT. DNA & confession proved he raped, strangled to death with her OWN SHOE LACES 8 year old Ashley ‘Nicki’ Read and then threw her body in the river. Even helped hunt for what was thought to be a missing child.


9 posted on 05/23/2014 1:49:59 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: kingattax

We don’t execute much anyway....we have a very liberal federal judge in Nashville that anti death penalty groups always keep filing till they get on his rocket

And he stays executions ....being openly anti cap punishment

Just like homo marriage....judges circumvent the people

Thomas Anderton Wiseman...old yellow dog appointed by peanut farming Bolshevik


10 posted on 05/23/2014 1:52:33 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: dalereed

A simple OD on anesthesia would accomplish it, the same drug Vets use to put down a beloved sick pet would too. Neither cause pain. No shortage of them either. I vote for a public hanging in from of 201 Poplar for all to see. Use to deter horse, cattle thieves and wanna be killers.


11 posted on 05/23/2014 1:52:52 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: kingattax

I like firing squad better....but what the heck.......


12 posted on 05/23/2014 2:00:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kingattax

Start on this child rapist/killer

Make the phone call to the governor rino who will not set a date.

Ashley ‘Nikki’ Read, get the justice that 2 juries have handed down. ALL APPEALS have run out.

TN Gov email is bill.haslam@tn.gov
615 741-2001

David Keen
http://murderpedia.org/male.K/k/keen-david.htm

This CHILD RAPIST HAS RUN OUT OF ALL 20 YRS OF APPEALS, TN GOV Halsam still has NOT SET AN EXECUTION DATE OR SIGNED A DEATH WARRANT, EMAIL HIM TO DO SO bill.haslam@tn.gov 615 741-2001 Phone calls are more effective.

This is 20 years of appeals. 24 YRS SINCE THE CRIME. TOOK ONLY THE DNA TO PROVE WHO DID IT, #1 SUSPECT. DNA & confession proved he raped, strangled to death with her OWN SHOE LACES 8 year old Ashley ‘Nicki’ Read and then threw her body in the river. Even helped hunt for what was thought to be a missing child.


13 posted on 05/23/2014 2:02:17 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: wardaddy

Judge John T Nixon. But we did get SSC justice Penny White, we’d had Adolpho Birch but he screamed racism, even though blacks are murdered at a higher rate than other races by other blacks.


14 posted on 05/23/2014 2:08:50 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: kingattax

Zap.


15 posted on 05/23/2014 2:32:07 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: GailA

I think hanging is the best method. It is pretty simple. Executions should be public.


16 posted on 05/23/2014 3:07:47 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: kingattax

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to kill someone with lethal drugs.

Not that I’m against The Chair, The Gallows, The Firing Squad, The guillotine. I praise these forms as befitting those who commit heinous acts

But An IV drip of ultra pure heroin with a generous dollop of quick acting poison added should kill your perp in short order.


17 posted on 05/23/2014 3:33:37 AM PDT 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: Sacajaweau
I like firing squad better.

So do I.

Five members of the public, given rifles (no BYOG).
Witness tickets $1.00
Televised every Friday.

18 posted on 05/23/2014 3:42:42 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: kingattax

As the ads for the electric manufacturing company back in the 1950s stated, “You Can Be Sure If It’s Westinghouse.”


19 posted on 05/23/2014 4:03:52 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: kingattax

Why not give them “choice”; electric chair, firing squad, lynching or carbon monoxide.


20 posted on 05/23/2014 4:16:05 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: kingattax

This “being out of” the lethal drugs is a joke. Good Lord, you can OD on over-the-counter sleeping pills. Go in for some outpatient surgery ... Before you can count to 5 you are “out!” So instead of a short shot to cause that, just let it continue. Something is really screwy here. You don’t need all this exotic stuff.


21 posted on 05/23/2014 4:20:38 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kingattax
OK by me.


22 posted on 05/23/2014 4:22:23 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: OldPossum

Interesting in that Thomas Edison himself tried to popularize the term “Westinghousing” for electrocution back around the turn of the 20th Century during the “War of the Currents”.


23 posted on 05/23/2014 4:22:35 AM PDT by catman67
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To: kingattax

As any biomedical technician can tell you just a few milliamps properly placed in the body will stop the heart immediately.

No need to strap them in a chair - just insert needles in both arms then apply a little current to them so as to complete a circuit through the heart.

Recent news has shown people getting electrocuted because of leaking current in swimming pools. So the “chair” isn’t really necessary.


24 posted on 05/23/2014 4:54:40 AM PDT by msrngtp2002 (Just my opinion.)
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To: kingattax
If we electrocuted them with wind or solar produced electricity would that make the libs happy?
25 posted on 05/23/2014 4:59:56 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: kenmcg
Why not give them “choice”; electric chair, firing squad, lynching or carbon monoxide.

I was just about to say, 'Why not an oxygen mask and a tank of CO?' Cheap, reliable and painless.

26 posted on 05/23/2014 5:01:26 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Nitrogen is widely available, cheaper, quicker acting than CO, and it’s non-toxic. Strap ‘em down on the gurney, put the mask on and open the valve.

So simple even a liberal could do it (if they would).


27 posted on 05/23/2014 5:41:31 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: jospehm20

Execution by hanging should follow the Nuremburg method. The condemned Nazis were hanged by asphyxiation, not neck break drop. Their final minutes were called the “Spandau Ballet”.

Should work for the worst of the worst here.


28 posted on 05/23/2014 5:52:17 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: kingattax

Don’t Test Tennessee


29 posted on 05/23/2014 6:04:47 AM PDT by Theophilus (Be as prolific as you are pro-life.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Much more entertaining if they are fed to croc’s.


30 posted on 05/23/2014 6:36:30 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: kingattax
Injection is not done to make the execution easier and painless. It is done to make the NERVOUS NELLIES of the public feel better about it.

I like this, WHERE ALL CAN SEE!


31 posted on 05/23/2014 8:13:55 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: catman67

I didn’t know that. Interesting.


32 posted on 05/23/2014 3:08:36 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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