Botched execution in Oklahoma

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  1. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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  2. intrepid27

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    I'm confused. Dozens (probably more) people die every week from drug overdoses and we cannot figure you how to do it effectively?
     
  3. SwirlingFloater

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    It is strange to me why they can't come up with a drug cocktail that is quick and effective and leaves little doubt that it will work.
     
  4. isuno1fan

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    Doesn't bother me one bit. They deserve to suffer as much or more than their victims and the families of their victims.
     
  5. andybernard

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    Bring back the guillotine.
     
  6. cyflier

    cyflier Active Member

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    This
     
  7. RubyClone

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    I was going to say..

    I'm not for torture or vigilante justice or anything. But, ehhh...

    I do feel bad for those who had to witness that, however.
     
  8. The_Architect

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    +1
     
  9. Me State

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    I support the death penalty and if the person being executed suffers, oh well.

    That being said, I still believe the government has to take the high road and make it as easy a death as possible. The purpose it's to get the person off the earth so no one else can be harmed by them. Learn from this and improve future executions so they can be more efficient.
     
  10. erikbj

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    I always thought the vicitims family should decide the excecution style of the convicted murderer. Anything goes, so if you want a real live "Saw" scene, more power to you. If you want a simple borrowing drug over-dose, fine.
     
  11. Rabbuk

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    Firing squad imo. 6 or 7 shots to the dome would do it.
     
  12. coolerifyoudid

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    Show a tape of the botched execution to first time offenders. I'd bet it would cut down on the number of repeat offenders.
     
  13. Rabbuk

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    I think capital punishment as a determent is generally not as effective as people think from what I've seen in a few articles.
     
  14. The_Architect

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    Doubtful. Idiots gon' idiot.
     
  15. aeroclone

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    The way the death penalty is implemented in this country, it costs more than life in prison, and there has been no data to show that it is an effective crime deterrent. Given that, I'm not really sure what the point of it is.

    Also, add me to the list of people that is baffled that we can't come up with a drug or drugs to do this job well. How hard is it to give them something to put them under, and then give something to stop the heart?
     
  16. cycloneworld

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    Constitution be damned!
     
  17. Bigman38

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    That's not so much the problem as the availability of those drugs. Turns out the rest of the world has serious moral qualms with executions and doesn't want to provide the drugs. A lot of these states are having to try new less effective mixtures.
     
  18. keepngoal

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    This all day long ..... IMO, it needs to be done quick and swift ... why can't a cocktail be made to allow that be the case?

    -keep
     
  19. coolerifyoudid

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    Blindfold the firing squad, put them behind bulletproof glass with only the barrels sticking through and have a little game of Marco Polo. The victim's family is welcome to participate.

    Honestly, I wish I could say I'm decided on the death penalty. Everytime I lean too heavily for it or against it, some part of me brings me back to being undecided. I don't sympathize with the offenders at all. More of a moral dilemma.

    And I agree with you saying that it's not really that much of a deterrent. It may fuel someone's rage even more or even give someone cause to "be famous".
     
  20. dahliaclone

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    what states even have executions right now? and what are the methods?
     

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