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Firing squad executions back on the table in Utah Legislature
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http://www.sltrib.com/news/1846892-155/f...thal-death

Quote:Legislature » If lethal injection isn’t available, the previously banned execution method would return under proposed bill.

A legislative committee wants to bring back the firing squad as one of the primary methods for executing condemned criminals in Utah.

The Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee on Wednesday endorsed legislation that makes firing squads the method for carrying out executions if the drugs needed for lethal injections are not available to the state — and they currently are not.

Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, said Utah does not now have the "cocktail" of drugs needed to carry out executions by lethal injection and needs to be prepared to do so with a firing squad.

"The European company that makes this [drug cocktail] is refusing to sell to the United States because they’re opposed to the death penalty," said Ray, who called the firing squad armed with rifles "absolutely one of the most humane ways to execute someone because it’s so quick and, quite honestly, one of the most painless ways."

"I’m sure there’s some initial pain to it," he said, "but you don’t see the struggling and the trying to breathe you see on any type of lethal injection. Even on the ones that are the lethal drug cocktail, you still see the gurgling and the fighting to breathe."

The bill was prompted in part by a "botched" execution in Oklahoma where condemned murderer and rapist Clayton Lockett writhed and gasped after he was injected and called out, "Oh, man," according to news reports quoting witnesses. Lockett died of a heart attack about a half hour after getting lethal doses of drugs, prison officials said, sparking a national debate over the drugs used to carry out executions and the death penalty itself.

Under the bill headed for the 2015 Utah Legislative General Session in January, a court hearing would be held at a minimum of 30 days before a scheduled execution at which a judge would determine if a legal drug combination was available for the execution. If not, the firing squad would become the method of execution.

In recent decades, Utah gave death row inmates the choice of execution by lethal injection or a firing squad. But in 2004, the Legislature made lethal injection the primary method of execution, with a firing squad available for inmates who previously had the right to chose their method of execution or if a court declared lethal injection unconstitutional.

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Whatever gets the job done. If you're going to have the penalty then you should apply whatever means necessary to complete the job.
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Terrifying. The earnest way in which the state searches for a way to kill citizens.

Here's a thought. Abolish the death penalty altogether.

Justin
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Hypoxia doesn't need fancy drugs that are hard to obtain and you will never be able to get any doctor to testify and have it stick that it's not humane.

You can do it one of two ways... pressure chamber or steady replacement of oxygen with argon and nitrogen gas. You feel euphoric and sleepy before you take a nap and 5-10 minutes later you're dead.
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What's that method that girl in Oregon used to peacefully die and made it so public? Why can't they use that for lethal injection? I guess it was a pill, which might make it difficult....??? I don't have a problem with firing squad for death row inmates, but it seems like if there are "gentle" ways for "regular people" to "choose" to die, those same "gentle" ways could be available for inmates. Arctic's ideas are good too.... But what do I know.....

I'm for the death penalty though. To me, if you take someone else's right to live in a premeditated, violent, unashamed way....you forfeit your "right to live" as well. People who torture and rape children also have forfeited their right to live as well. I think it's good that America searches for humane ways to carry this out, when they could just do public hangings or beheadings like they do in the Middle East...but we do not. Not bad, considering the vicious ways some of these criminals have treated their victims. JMHO.
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ArcticSplash;157058 Wrote:Hypoxia doesn't need fancy drugs that are hard to obtain and you will never be able to get any doctor to testify and have it stick that it's not humane.

You can do it one of two ways... pressure chamber or steady replacement of oxygen with argon and nitrogen gas. You feel euphoric and sleepy before you take a nap and 5-10 minutes later you're dead.

Isn't there an assisted suicide device that uses helium?
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streaker69;157093 Wrote:
ArcticSplash;157058 Wrote:Hypoxia doesn't need fancy drugs that are hard to obtain and you will never be able to get any doctor to testify and have it stick that it's not humane.

You can do it one of two ways... pressure chamber or steady replacement of oxygen with argon and nitrogen gas. You feel euphoric and sleepy before you take a nap and 5-10 minutes later you're dead.

Isn't there an assisted suicide device that uses helium?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euthanasia_device

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_bag
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JustinHEMI;157056 Wrote:Terrifying. The earnest way in which the state searches for a way to kill citizens.

Here's a thought. Abolish the death penalty altogether.

Justin

Amen.

Amazing how many will go out and picket an abortion clinic, then come home and advocate for the death penalty.

Until we stop having case after case overturned on DNA evidence in spite of prosecutors fighting tooth-and-nail to exclude same, we have no business putting (mostly minority) men to death.

Either you're "pro-life" or you're not.
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Feed them to a rancor...

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gascolator;157096 Wrote:Amazing how many will go out and picket an abortion clinic, then come home and advocate for the death penalty.

No disrespect, but this is one of the dumbest fucking things I have ever heard.

Unborn children aren't murderers and rapists. Ripping innocent unborn children from their mother's womb, to be ground up and thrown away, and killing convicted murderers with a bullet are not even close to the same thing. Bullets are cheap and so are the lives of willing murderers. Pro-life is about standing up for the innocent, not protecting the shit of the earth.
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Ditto what Pinhead said.
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