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Arizona’s McCain: Execution was torture
Associated Press ^ | Jul 25, 2014 8:05 PM EDT

Posted on 07/25/2014 6:00:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai

U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.

The Republican who represents the conservative state told Politico that he supports capital punishment for certain crimes but felt Wednesday’s execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood was a “bollocks-upped situation.”

The execution has renewed debate about the death penalty. But Arizona lawmakers say the debate is not likely to have an impact on practices in the state. …

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: deathpenalty; josephrudolphwood; juanmccain; mcshame
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I am starting to doubt every story told about McCain, especially with respect to him being a hero. He seems to me to be another John Kerry.
1 posted on 07/25/2014 6:00:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Just shut up, John.


2 posted on 07/25/2014 6:01:48 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Olog-hai

I despise that senile old bastard.


3 posted on 07/25/2014 6:03:29 PM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: Olog-hai

Yup...he is wrong on just about everything

If this is “torture” where the doctors said the crook was asleep and couldn’t feel a thing

Then what was your treatment at Hanoi Hilton, Senator?


4 posted on 07/25/2014 6:03:36 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Get rid of "birthright citizenship" Out of room . . . no mas)
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To: Olog-hai

Juan, you ignorant slut.


5 posted on 07/25/2014 6:04:03 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Olog-hai

Could someone please put him out of his misery?! I am just saying get him away from any semblance of a microphone, the press, personal appearance...anyplace where ANYBODY can hear him opine.


6 posted on 07/25/2014 6:04:48 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: Castigar

He is giving Biden a close race for dunce of the century!


7 posted on 07/25/2014 6:06:40 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Olog-hai

Good.


8 posted on 07/25/2014 6:06:50 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Olog-hai

Why can’t somebody just say, “S**t happens...”


9 posted on 07/25/2014 6:06:58 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Olog-hai

How sad.

Beer me.


10 posted on 07/25/2014 6:07:23 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Olog-hai

Every time McLame speaks, it’s torture. An old retired cop tweaked the nose of a liberal at the local dog park today with this story. He sucked her in by asking about the sad tale of the two hour execution and as soon as she started in feeling sorry for the killer he said “Him?, Screw him he killed two people, he didn’t suffer half enough!” I thought the lib was going to have a coronary.


11 posted on 07/25/2014 6:09:38 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Olog-hai

Time for the old politicians home for him.


12 posted on 07/25/2014 6:09:53 PM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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To: Olog-hai

INMATE 086279 - WOOD, JOSEPH R.


Wood and his 29-year-old ex-girlfriend, Debbie Dietz, had been involved in a turbulent relationship for 5 years, which had been marred by numerous breakups and several domestic violent incidents. Debbie was working at a local body shop owned by her family. On August 7, 1989, Wood walked into the shop and shot Gene Dietz, age 55, in the chest with a .38 caliber revolver, killing him. Gene Dietz's 70-year-old brother was present and tried to stop Wood, but Wood pushed him away and proceeded into another section of the body shop. Wood went up to Debbie, placed her in some type of hold, and shot her once in the abdomen and once in the chest, killing her. Wood then fled the building. Two police officers approached Wood and ordered him to drop his weapon. After Wood placed the weapon on the ground, he reached down and picked it up, and pointed it at the officers. The officers fired, striking Wood several times. Wood was transported to a local hospital where he underwent extensive surgery.

PROCEEDINGS
Presiding Judge: Hon. G. Thomas Meehan
Prosecutor: Thomas Zawada
Defense Counsel: Lamar Couser
Start of Trial: February 19, 1991
Verdict: February 25, 1991
Sentencing: July 2, 1991 

Aggravating Circumstances
Grave risk of death to others
Multiple homicides 

PUBLISHED OPINIONS
State v. Wood, 180 Ariz. 53, 881 P.2d 1158 (1994).
 


Funny how the victims are never mentioned in these stories.
13 posted on 07/25/2014 6:09:59 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Olog-hai

“My friends....AARRGH!”


14 posted on 07/25/2014 6:10:01 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t care Senator.


15 posted on 07/25/2014 6:10:04 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Olog-hai

Now THAT is a Hero!

16 posted on 07/25/2014 6:13:28 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Contrary To Ordinary)
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To: TomServo

I think it was botched. I don’t really want to torture even the guilty. I just want them cleanly executed. My solution? A heavy sedative, and then a heroin overdose. Simple, and effective. Done and gone! Shoulda been done to Manson many years ago. Do it quick and clean. Just get rid of them!


17 posted on 07/25/2014 6:13:44 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Olog-hai

Just how the hell do such losers as Obama, who never held a real job in his life and McCain, who almost sank an aircraft carrier, manage to get so far in life?


18 posted on 07/25/2014 6:14:33 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Olog-hai
This is why we need to go back to old sparky, the firing squad or the gas chamber. We can't keep treating these evil murdering butchers as if they were animals. Imagine how their "loved ones" must feel.

sarc/

19 posted on 07/25/2014 6:15:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

No what the victims and the familys went though was torture silly old man


20 posted on 07/25/2014 6:16:23 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: Olog-hai

Easy solution: Just put a CPAP ventilator on the next execution and charge it to their Obamacare.


21 posted on 07/25/2014 6:17:07 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Olog-hai
U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.

Thank you for sharing that with us Johnny now finish your Jello and go back to your nap.

22 posted on 07/25/2014 6:18:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Fiji Hill

You have to realize they progressed in the political system, not private industry.

And other than McLame’s brief stint peddling beer for his Father-in-law, I don’t think either one had a job outside of govt.


23 posted on 07/25/2014 6:18:17 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Olog-hai

Hey AZ, are you going to keep this nut in office?


24 posted on 07/25/2014 6:18:25 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Olog-hai

Dear Juan,
You can stop the torture by resigning ASAP. Please do it quickly cause we can’t take anymore of you.
certrtwngnut
PS
Take gramnesty with you.


25 posted on 07/25/2014 6:18:34 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: MaxMax

They probably will.


26 posted on 07/25/2014 6:18:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

.........I think the Vietnamese Viet Cong shot in the head by the Army Captain was pretty effective..............


27 posted on 07/25/2014 6:21:16 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Olog-hai

According to Michael Schiavo and George Felos (remember them?), death by starvation and dehydration is blissful, even euphoric.

Let’s switch criminals over to that method. Worked for the Nazis, the Soviets, the Communist Chinese...


28 posted on 07/25/2014 6:22:10 PM PDT by angryoldfatman
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To: Olog-hai

Is there anything mccain doesn’t have a comment on? That’s right, no comment on his picture taken of him and Isis terrorist.

I would like to see thar women and man whose father and sister she found murder, confront this man.

He is the perfect example of incumbents being protected from a challenger. McCain has a 30% approval rating in Az. I’d shut up for a while if people thought that little of me.


29 posted on 07/25/2014 6:22:30 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Olog-hai

its getting so that drama is no longer involved.

when the state takes a life, its not euthanasia.
it should be done like an execution, not like anesthesia.


30 posted on 07/25/2014 6:23:00 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Cen-Tejas

A bullet to the head always works. We need to stop “botching” these executions and start getting them over as quickly as possible. A bullet to the brain ALWAYS works. No chance of a “botch” there.


31 posted on 07/25/2014 6:25:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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If You Want To Keep FR
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32 posted on 07/25/2014 6:25:38 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: angryoldfatman

Or one hour chained down in a locked, secure room with the strongest members of the victims’ families given the same weapons that he used in his victims.

If he walks out alive after an hour, a pardon is issued.


33 posted on 07/25/2014 6:26:04 PM PDT by angryoldfatman
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Yea but then you get all that gurgling and moaning and blood coming out the ear and nose.
The squishy people witnessing don't want to see all that mess. Just cut their heads off.
34 posted on 07/25/2014 6:27:43 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
My solution? A heavy sedative, and then a heroin overdose.

That's what they did:

"a lethal injection with a combination of the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone."

35 posted on 07/25/2014 6:29:59 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Olog-hai

A caller on the Andrew Wilkow show had a good suggestion. Let the condemned chose his choice of death. Hanging, bullet, lethal injection,...


36 posted on 07/25/2014 6:30:26 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Olog-hai

Münchausen syndrome


37 posted on 07/25/2014 6:32:03 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

He needs to leave this country. The dirtbag was a murderer. he was sentenced to death and he died.


38 posted on 07/25/2014 6:34:40 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Olog-hai
I am starting to doubt every story told about McCain, especially with respect to him being a hero. He seems to me to be another John Kerry.

I guess you've never seen the "Songbird" video in which fellow POWs accuse him of being a traitor and coward, and not a hero. Anytime I post it, I am besieged by FReepers defending this scumbag. I don't get it. I guess they worked on his 2008 campaign.

39 posted on 07/25/2014 6:36:00 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Olog-hai

He seems to me to be another John Kerry.”

…excellent thought. I’m tired of people continuing to give him credit and respect for his “service”. Screw that. What he’s done as a senator more than erases any “hero” BS!


40 posted on 07/25/2014 6:38:19 PM PDT by albie
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To: Olog-hai

Well the guy died so I’m calling it a success.


41 posted on 07/25/2014 6:42:01 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t call snoring .. torture .. but then again, John should know what torture is, or was, or maybe he can’t remember anymore.

I believe this was a ruse .. a plan to get the capital punishment on the table so that it could be abolished.

This drug combination has been tried before at another prison - unsuccessfully - so why was AZ trying it ..??


42 posted on 07/25/2014 6:43:26 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Olog-hai

While I agree with him on this (rare for me) you are correct. He was not a hero. He sold out our POWs and, single-handedly, convinced the U.S. Govt to not go after them once we left Vietnam.

There is a LOT of info on that out there that the MSM never reports.

Not gonna repost it as I have said it alot, but this former Prosecutor is 100% against the death penalty.


43 posted on 07/25/2014 6:45:00 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

Religious reasons?

The death penalty is a necessary deterrent and prescribed by the Bible, remember. Continuing to feed the guilty for life on the taxpayer’s dime and sustaining an environment that encourages homosexuality is less merciful for both the convict and the public.


44 posted on 07/25/2014 6:48:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Did you hear the one about the young Navy pilot who did a wet start on a carrier and killed two other pilots plus deck crewman. How about the one were the young Navy pilot was so poor at flying that he kept losing aircraft. How about the one were this young pilot was never to answer for his crimes as his daddy was a Admiral. Or about how his wing boss was happy when he was shot down because he would loss no more aircraft and the ship would be safe. O the stories I could tell you!


45 posted on 07/25/2014 6:48:49 PM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!.)
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To: lostboy61

He should have been in the stockade and not the Senate.


46 posted on 07/25/2014 6:49:38 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The guy was sent to his death because he is/was a cold blooded murderer. Think of the survivors, John McCain and what they must be having to deal with. End of story. ( or maybe the ole saying what goes around comes around/saying that he was tortured, Mr. McCain. I wouldn’t even go there/ because the guy started his path towards all self destruction)


47 posted on 07/25/2014 6:52:49 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: montag813
“I guess you've never seen the “Songbird” video in which fellow POWs accuse him of being a traitor and coward, and not a hero. Anytime I post it, I am besieged by FReepers defending this scumbag. I don't get it. I guess they worked on his 2008 campaign. “

We have FReepers whose thought processes, in my estimation lead us to our problem as Conservatives. We wonder why the RINO/GOPe candidates get re-elected ad infinitum, then we read here all those who defend the likes of Cochran, Roberts, Urine Hatch, indeed all the septuagenarians who continue to hang around the Senate like aging, stupid, do-nothing vultures, to be lauded by some FReepers. For peet's sake, I had a FReeper tell me that he (she?) thought that they "owed" Pat Roberts a "debt if gratitude" for being in the Senate for so long! The RATs must love reading that kind of commentary. John Wayne was right: "Life is tough, and it's tougher if you're stupid."

48 posted on 07/25/2014 6:57:39 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Olog-hai

There goes Juan McCain...reaching across the aisle again!


49 posted on 07/25/2014 6:58:15 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: FoxInSocks

Then they didn’t use enough!


50 posted on 07/25/2014 6:59:40 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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