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Supreme Court Allows Use of Execution Drug

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Crabtownboy, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. Crabtownboy

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    Do you agree with the SC on this one?

     
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    This was nothing more than an attempt to end the death penalty
     
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    Do you agree with the ruling?
     
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    I agree with it.
     
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    After reading synopses on both assenting and dissenting views - yes, I agree with the ruling.
     
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    Yes, although, personally, I believe executions should be done in the form of public hanging.
     
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    why? ? ? ?
     
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    I agree...and I think we should do more of them.

    1 count of murder = execution by public hanging.

    Watch the murder rate drop quick.
     
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    Because it serves as a deterrent and because it sends a message to the community.
     
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    Not that I disagree with hanging, but I question how much of a deterrent it would be.

    Agree with the ruling.
     
  11. BernardJ

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    I oppose the use of the lethal injection executions but I am slightly willing to allow executions through other means such as electric chair.

    The electric chair, the gas chamber, even the firing squad and gallows allow the condemned man a modicum of dignity. He walks to his last position, he is sitting or standing upright, and up to that point he has not been made helpless or put in pain.

    But with the lethal injection he is strapped down, all his limbs strapped down, needles poked into his arms (often several times), and he is immobilized and prone on a table and made to wait several minutes in this undignified and uncomfortable situation. Moreover there has been considerable evidence, from the autopsies of several such executions, that the supposed injections were actually inadequate to sedate the prisoner - he was completely paralyzed but conscious and aware - and sensitive - to what was happening including the suffication that killed him.

    I have many scruples about the death penalty altogether - too many instances of innocent men or at least men with mitigating circumstances being killed, but if we're going to do it, let's not do it in a way that robs the man in his last moments of his dignity and causes unnecessary stress and pain -- especially while pretending to do the opposite. Lethal injection has been used to make the death penalty so pretty that it hardly seems horrible anymore, so that juries may become a little too willing to impose it.
     
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