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    Exclamation Florida Politicians. Ya gotta wonder.

    Firing squads. Yup. This guy wants to use firing squads for capital punishment cases.

    I honestly don't know where I stand on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walt629 View Post
    Firing squads. Yup. This guy wants to use firing squads for capital punishment cases.

    I honestly don't know where I stand on this one.

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    My thoughts - if the method of execution is adjudicated to be "humane" (It either IS or ISN'T, no degrees.) then I think the choice comes down to what is best value for taxpayer money.

    Does it cost less to electrocute? Inject? Shoot? Or hang?

    As long as the method of execution is humane - ie a quick death that does not cause needless suffering or spectacle - then it doesn't really matter. The prisoner will be just as dead afterwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Gain View Post
    My thoughts - if the method of execution is adjudicated to be "humane" (It either IS or ISN'T, no degrees.) then I think the choice comes down to what is best value for taxpayer money.

    Does it cost less to electrocute? Inject? Shoot? Or hang?

    As long as the method of execution is humane - ie a quick death that does not cause needless suffering or spectacle - then it doesn't really matter. The prisoner will be just as dead afterwards.
    You had to throw in that Spectacle, didn't you.. I was thinking a couple of BMG's might do the job quickly without suffering..

    Each of the methods costs something..
    I know in most states (that still have the choice) Electrocution is done OFF the grid.. They are done off Generator power.. So you have the cost of Generator maintenance, fuel, etc.

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    Many many years in the past the debate was how to increase suffering during executions. Now we are concerned that it should be humane. I DO believe in the death penalty but count me as one of the people who say it should be carried out humanely. If carried out properly the gas chamber, electrocution, hanging, firing squad, lethal injection, all can be quick at ending life. The chief cost is not in the form the execution takes but in the years of legal wrangleing and the cost of the lawyers. But in the end dead is dead and the person executed will never ever commit any crime again.

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    Firing squads as a means of lawful execution are generally reserved for more "honorable" foes. I wouldn't put murderous thugs or scheming killers in that group. The needle, rope, or chair should be used for them.
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    How about that hanging machine used in the Clint Eastwood Classic, "Hang'em High"?


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    Quote Originally Posted by B2Tall View Post
    Firing squads as a means of lawful execution are generally reserved for more "honorable" foes. I wouldn't put murderous thugs or scheming killers in that group. The needle, rope, or chair should be used for them.
    Or let them run loose and shot'em for "escaping custody"....
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  10. Humane for who?

    I find the 'humane' debate interesting. Most people equate humane with how it looks to the on lookers. A firing squad would be very graphic to watch but is probably quicker and less painful than injection.
    Probably the quickest least painful method would be the guillotine, but death penalty opponents would decry it as inhumane because of the blood.

    On a side note, I fully believe in the death penalty, but I think we should give up on it. The process is too long and expensive. It would actually save money to keep these guys in prison for 40-50 years than to go through the appeals process that is currently required.

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    My understanding of how Utah did the firing squad was that there were multiple shooters with most firing blanks so there was no proof who fired the kill shot. With anti death penalty groups trying to interfere, like the medical groups that threaten the medical license of the person that oversees the lethal injection maybe the firing squad will be more efficient.

    I have an idea, make the execution the same method as the crime. Axe murders get the axe, gun crimes get shot, arsonists get burned, etc. maybe that would be more of a deterrent.

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