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Politicians call for return of firing squad

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:06 PM

Politicians in two American states have called for the right to carry out executions by firing squad, if they are unable to obtain drugs for lethal injections.

Pharmaceutical companies which oppose the death penalty have stopped producing the necessary chemicals for lethal injections, making it increasingly hard to source the required drugs.

http://www.telegraph...injections.html

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:23 PM

Seems more reasonable than the gross10-15 min suffocation moment.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:29 PM

why do they need an entire squad?
one well placed bullet to the brain is sufficient


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:37 PM

What strikes me is the Warden in question, stated that a death row inmate does not have the right to a painless execution.


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 12:16 AM

Iv always felt a gun shot made so much more sense then lethal injections.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 12:17 AM

View PostJGirl, on 18 January 2014 - 11:29 PM, said:

why do they need an entire squad?
one well placed bullet to the brain is sufficient

Normally they have an entire squad because only one person has the bullet in his gun. That way no one knows who it was  that killed the person. I guess it helps people not have guilt for killing someone. supposedly

" I imagine that the intellegent people are the ones so intellegent that they dont even need or want to look "intellegent" anymore".
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Posted 19 January 2014 - 12:25 AM

Pharmaceutical companies which oppose the death penalty have stopped producing the necessary chemicals for lethal injections


This week a man from Ohio suffered a long and agonising death when a new chemical was used for the first time - owing to a lack of usual lethal injections.
http://www.telegraph...injections.html

A new chemical? and who supplied that? pharmaceutical companies have never really striked me as a compassionate bunch of folks. If they are not supplying the drug, I would imagine it is more down to a cost thing than down to a caring thing!

Sorry but without knowing what the person on death row did to their victims, then I really can not say if I agree with the prolonged death or not, because some of the...well, 26mins is still far shorter a time of pain than what they put their victims through.
harsh? yeah, I guess so.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:26 AM

View Postspartan max2, on 19 January 2014 - 12:17 AM, said:

Normally they have an entire squad because only one person has the bullet in his gun. That way no one knows who it was  that killed the person. I guess it helps people not have guilt for killing someone. supposedly
that's sort of backward then isn't it?it's ok to do it but no one wants the blood on their hands.
i can't say that i agree with the death penalty but if you're going to do it then do it and stop p***ing around about it.
don't keep them alive for twenty some odd years on the tax payer's wallet. just do it.


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 06:41 PM

View PostJGirl, on 19 January 2014 - 01:26 AM, said:

...i can't say that i agree with the death penalty but if you're going to do it then do it and stop p***ing around about it.
don't keep them alive for twenty some odd years on the tax payer's wallet. just do it.

This guy and 142 others would have been wrongfully executed though.

http://www.deathpena...riffin-missouri


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 06:53 PM

View PostLikely Guy, on 19 January 2014 - 06:41 PM, said:

This guy and 142 others would have been wrongfully executed though.

http://www.deathpena...riffin-missouri
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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:05 PM

View PostJGirl, on 19 January 2014 - 01:26 AM, said:

that's sort of backward then isn't it?it's ok to do it but no one wants the blood on their hands.
i can't say that i agree with the death penalty but if you're going to do it then do it and stop p***ing around about it.
don't keep them alive for twenty some odd years on the tax payer's wallet. just do it.
The overall costs of an exuction in the US, inluding court costs, maintenance of the devices, training of the guards, etc, is a lot higher than simply putting him in prison for the rest of his life, if I recall right.


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:10 PM

View PostFLOMBIE, on 19 January 2014 - 07:05 PM, said:

The overall costs of an exuction in the US, inluding court costs, maintenance of the devices, training of the guards, etc, is a lot higher than simply putting him in prison for the rest of his life, if I recall right.
all the more reason to just take him or her out back and execute the sentence immediately.
as i said i am not necessarily for the death penalty but if it's going to be implemented then it should be done in a timely and inexpensive manner.


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:26 PM

View PostJGirl, on 19 January 2014 - 07:10 PM, said:

all the more reason to just take him or her out back and execute the sentence immediately.
as i said i am not necessarily for the death penalty but if it's going to be implemented then it should be done in a timely and inexpensive manner.
But what if he/she's the wrong one? In a society like ours, it's only fair to grant someone confronted with a terminal sentence you take advantage of every possibility they have to attack the sentence if they deem themselves not guitly. You either do that, or you abstain from capitol punishment.


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:30 PM

More enlightened states like Illinois have abolished the death penalty.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:32 PM

View PostFLOMBIE, on 19 January 2014 - 07:26 PM, said:

But what if he/she's the wrong one? In a society like ours, it's only fair to grant someone confronted with a terminal sentence you take advantage of every possibility they have to attack the sentence if they deem themselves not guitly. You either do that, or you abstain from capitol punishment.
some places do abstain from it.
those that do not take the chance of killing the wrong person. it's very tragic indeed. that's the problem with the death penalty.





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