Skip to comments.States Consider Firing Squad as Alternative to Lethal Injection
Posted on 01/28/2014 12:56:48 PM PST by Second Amendment First
As death penalty states struggle to obtain drugs suitable for lethal injections, more old-fashioned methods of executing prisoners are getting another look.
Lawmakers in Missouri and Wyoming have introduced measures this month that would give their states an option to use firing squads instead of lethal drugs to carry out executions. Another bill proposed by a Virginia lawmaker would authorize death by electrocution if lethal injection isnt possible.
The measures have surfaced as a number of pharmaceutical firms have barred corrections departments from buying drugs that could be used in executions, forcing states to scramble for other suppliers and to experiment with alternative drugs.
The botched, 26-minute execution of an Ohio inmate earlier this month using a cocktail of chemicals never before used in a U.S. execution underscored the problem.
This isnt an attempt to time-warp back into the 1850s or the wild, wild West or anything like that, Missouri state Rep. Rick Brattin, who sponsored the fire squad legislation, told the Associated Press, which reported on the bills. Its just that I foresee a problem, and Im trying to come up with a solution that will be the most humane yet most economical for our state.
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Although I don't have a problem with hanging, electrocution or gassing.
The guillotine never failed, to my knowledge.
That’s how they took out Joe Hill! Another rat fink presented as a nice, soothing, little songwriter. (Well, unlike Joe, at least Seegar had talent.)
They could easily use laughing gas that dentists use now.
Just keep increasing the mixture until it is 100%.
They would just go to sleep.
What’s that old phrase, The more things change, the more they remain the same’.
Great idea. Go one further and offer the surviving family members the option of pulling the trigger(s).
Maybe use a bank of rifles connected to an XBox, then let Kinect figure out what to do.
Wiping the condemned man's arm with alcohol before inserting the needle,
and making sure that when he is put to death that it doesn't *hurt*.
You can re-use a rope and it's cheaper.
You mentioned Joe Hill. Joan Baez sang a beautiful old gospel like song (acapella) years ago. Too mad it may have been inspired by some communist.
Hanging is cheaper.
Finally, some sense.
And charge the perp’s family for the bullets.
Get a rope.... It’s worked for centuries. In fact, bring back the guillotine and give the evil bastards their choice.
The death penalty is only used for the very worst of our murderers, most just do time and aren’t given capitol punishment but the ones who are absolutely deserve it.
They chose to kill so give them that one last choice... Rope or blade.
Also, have a law that one appeal is all they get and a 5 year maximum waiting period that no judge can over ride for ANY reason.
The murder rate would plummet.
Hemp, it’s a renewable resource.
Death Row should be 5 cells, and when one moves in, one moves out.
Good enough for Sadam, good enough for anyone else.
If you didn't do that, he could get a nasty infection. Heck, he might even die!
Why not just use explosives?
A one hundred pound bomb in an enclosed concrete bunker would guarantee instantaneous and painless death.
Or just go “North Korean” and fire mortars at ‘em.
That Joan Baez song made my skin crawl.... It was like a cat fight slowed town to 33rpm. Yuch!
I’m sure that is the same moral dilemma that the condemned killers ponder as they rape, burn, slice, shoot, strangle, suffocate, starve, poison, run over, etc their victims.
No the reason is because of libs like you. If he dies, great. Nobody said it would be easy. Nothing wrong with Capital punishment.
"That's your receipt for your husband. Thank you. And this is my receipt, for your receipt"
IIRC, every hanging requires the use of a brand-new rope.
Then there was that Twilight Zone episode....
Will the libs count that as “gun violence”?
that would work
One thing is, that if you throw in an exhaustive detailed forensic investigation to make sure that there is no innocent people facing death, that would actually be something that would save innocents from being executed.
One of the best arguments against the death penalty is that innocent people do get caught up and end up executed.
The Saddam Hanging video was even funnier when they used the Benny Hill Theme as the background music.
Interesting that the article, at least the excerpt, doesn’t mention
the states are having problems getting the drugs for lethal injection.
The pharmies are being pressured by the left to not sell these particular drugs to the states where lethal injection is used for capital punishment.
As always, the left’s intent never takes into account human behavior or “the market”. They feel good about themselves for denying the states the means of lethal injection, and the states are considering FIRING SQUADS as an alternative.
But... the lefties feel good about themselves, and that’s all that matters.
And one of the best arguments for the death penalty is the 0% Recidivism Rate.
A single bullit to the back of the head is cheaper.
I believe what actually happened is that the two pharma companies that primarily made these drugs got bought by European companies. And the EU ordered the parent companies to stop selling these drugs for executions.
The practical effect is that the courts are now going to start finding all of these alternatives “cruel and unusual”, and the death penalty will come to a screeching halt. On the books, but unenforceable as a practical matter.
Everyone’s gonna’ die at some point. They had their ‘fair’ trial by jury and were found guilty and then were found deserving of the death penalty by another phase.
How many times out of a thousand do you think they get it wrong? In my opinion, not enough to shut down the entire system. Laws must have real teeth or you will just have more victims. Saving innocent victims from murderers is worth the very small percentage of mistakes made by courts and juries.
It reminds of the scene from Austin Powers, where Dr Evil is talking about how he’s going to kill Austin.
Dr. Evil: Scott, I want you to meet daddy’s nemesis, Austin Powers
Scott Evil: What? Are you feeding him? Why don’t you just kill him?
Dr. Evil: I have an even better idea. I’m going to place him in an easily escapable situation involving an overly elaborate and exotic death.
Scott: Why don’t you shoot him now? I mean, come on, I’ll go get a gun. We’ll shoot ‘im together. It’ll be fun. BANG! Dead. Done.
Dr. Evil: One more peep out of you and you are grounded, mister! And I am not joking!
Play "Fly Like an Eagle" by the Steve Miller Band while catapulting the condemned into a wind turbine.
How utterly ridiculous.
It is not good to keep someone locked up forever because their debt to society can never be repaid; it is also unjust to make a man forever pay for his crime (like denying him all the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of a citizen) even after serving his sentence. The only right way to do it is to make the death one of relative speed and some dignity rather than caging them up like animals instead of men for large fractions of their normal span of life.
Actually, you can cut it into inch long segments, imbed them in lucite paperweights and sell them for a tidy profit. It would be worth doing just to make libtard heads explode.
guillotine....my thoughts exactly!
String ‘em up.
The song is, I believe, I Saw Joe Hill Last Night. Haunting, if untrue. Seegar sang it also. Whoever wrote that was far more talented than Joe.
The state had intended to use propofol, a drug that has never been used for capital punishment, for the Oct. 23 execution of Allen Nicklasson, who was convicted of killing a man who stopped to help him after his car broke down in 1994. But the plan risked triggering European Union curbs on the drug's export, raising alarm among doctors they could lose access to a medication used in 80% of procedures requiring anesthesia, according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
Now THAT’S a good idea. It will help pay for the execution and you could give a few to the victim’s family.