Seems if we really want to be able to kill people with out pain and suffering we
could put them out like we do for surgery and cut their jugular. They would
never feel a thing.
I think Mr. Gardner did not "stand" when he was shot, but was strapped
to a chair. Basic research would have made that pretty clear, had the author
taken the time. I am sure the DesNews has file photographs of the room and
chair that would have been helpful to the story. It is also my understanding
that only one or maybe two of the rifles are armed with bullets, the other
three, or four have blanks. Mr. Gardner was also wearing a hood, and the firing
squad was in a booth of some sort to hid identity from the witnessing group.I realize the story is about the concept of execution not the mechanics,
but standing before a firing squad is a bit melodramatic. Some basic background
would be nice.Oh, the reason for being strapped into the chair. No
one likes a moving target.
I respect legislators who have the courage to do the right thing, even if it
appears politically incorrect. This proposal makes sense given the problems
with lethal injection. Furthermore, it sends a message to the European
countries who refuse to sell the chemicals for an effective and painless lethal
injection, that they have no power to dictate politics in the U.S. Actually,
the victim's family should have the choice of the type of execution the
condemned murderer receives, not the murderer. He didn't give his victims
a choice; he should not have a choice. That's only fair. But firing squad
is effective and humane. Incidentally, 4 of the 5 guns have real bullets, hence
the 4 holes shown in the "after execution" photos from the Ronnie
We should STOPPING executions, not going staying or going back to medieval
I'm disgusted how the liberal media wring their collective hands at the
thought that Clayton Lockett may have felt a little bit pain before dying. What
about Stephanie Neiman? Stephanie was forced to stand by the grave
being dug for her for 20 minutes. Then, Lockett shot her once, but his gun
jammed. So he walked back to the truck to fix it, listening to Stephanie cry,
"Oh God! Please! Please!" He returned and shot her again. But Stephanie
was still breathing, so Lockett told his accomplices to bury her anyway.
Coughing while dirt was shoveled onto her face, she was buried alive.
Harrison Bergeron -What you seem to be saying is that cruel and
unusual punishment should become cruel and usual punishment.It's OK to torture a man to death?And it's especially
OK if it's done under the auspices of government.Right/Wrong
Wingers are somewhat conflicted, don't you think?
LDS Lib,Capt Moroni did it, and those executed had not even committed
murder. Tell him he was wrong.GaryO,What the legislator is
suggesting would prevent botched executions. We are saying it is NOT OK to
torture a man to death, and a few 30 cal slugs would prevent botched
executions.do you even know what the founders meant by "cruel
and unusual punishment?"Ever hear of keel-hauling?ever hear of being drawn and quartered?That was cruel and unusual.
A number of 30 caliber slugs to the torso is fast, merciful, and relatively
As the Nuemberg trials showed the world -- Under German lasw, the
Nazi Holocaust was 100% "legal".The State had the right to
execute it's citizens, The State took those laws -- AND the power
given to the State - and twisted them.The first thing Germany did
after WWII, was take away the power of the Government to kill any of it's
citizens (even for murder) -- by abolishing "State Sponsored" executions
[Death Penalties], so that the Holocaust could never happen again
there.In America -- it still could.
airnaut/open minded (depending on whether you are using a home or work email
address)we have a little thing in this country called a court
system, that is supposed to be independent of the executive branch. It is there
to prevent your little nazi analogy.thanks for playing, though.
Gee -- Why don't we just do what the only other countries still
using the Death Penalty do?North KoreaIranChinaSyriaRwandaYou know -- disgusting, barbaric 3rd world
GaryO,What I'm saying is: I'm disgusted how the liberal
media wring their collective hands at the thought that Clayton Lockett may have
felt some pain before dying. Every effort was made to ensure this piece of human
debris had a quiet, peaceful and painless death. (Which, I might add is quite
the opposite of being beaten, shot twice, laughed at, and then buried alive).
Clayton Lockett died more peacefully than many people do who die of
natural causes. Yet, when there is the slightest indication that this monster
may have felt the tiniest twinge of discomfort, liberals start crying and
conflating his death to cruel and unusual punishment. This unnatural affection
liberals show toward murderers is like spitting on the graves of their victims.
The family of Stephanie Neiman must be hurt beyond belief to see these liberals
mourn over Lockett. How can they be so insensitive, so heartless, so callous?
It simply grosses me out.
Prisons are a waste of time and taxpayer money. We should use the military as a
place for offenders to make restitution for their crimes and hope for a change
of heart before they get to the point of no return.
For that matter, we could always bring back the guillotine...