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    Utah Inmate Executed by Firing Squad

    FOXNews.com - Firing squad executes convicted killer Ronnie Lee Gardner at Utah prison

    DRAPER, Utah (AP) A death row inmate who had used a gun to fatally shoot two men suffered the same fate Friday morning as he was executed by a team of marksmen the first time Utah used the firing squad to carry out a death sentence in 14 years.
    25 years to carry out the sentence. Wow.
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    Any left with the firing squad option or was he it? Occurred to me this might be the last firing squad execution. Though I had the same thought 14 years ago so this time I'm asking.
    *Found writeup saying 8 others have the option. Nevermind*

    Listened to BBC 4 for awhile overnight. The presenters seemed pretty fascinated by the whole concept. Probably heard more about it there than I will on domestic radio all of today.

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    It's about time. Glad they finally offed him.


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    1 less turd wasting oxygen, and taxpayer money.
    Wiping the turds of humanity from the ass of society from 1600 to midnight.

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    The media is in an uproar about how cruel it is. I say a little pain should be involved when executing a murderer...

    Why do people have it in their minds that cruelty and pain mean the same thing?

    And where in the Constitution does it say that punishments must be painless?

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    The Constitution actually says a punishment has to be cruel and unusual.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkzV5AIK8iM
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    I'm just glad another mouth-breating waste of oxygen is gone.
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    Most experts suggest it isn't cruel or unusual at all.
    I'm your huckleberry...

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    I just got back from my wife's family reunion at South Lake Tahoe. Between this and the two dumbasses that jaywalked and resisted the Washington Cop, it was just about the only thing we talked about.

    My wife has a lot of extended family in Utah and Washington State.


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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Most experts suggest it isn't cruel or unusual at all.
    Yeah, "cruel and unusual" would be cutting off their hands for theft, or drawing & quartering them for murder after torturing them for a couple of days. Actually I guess even that isn't unusual in some parts of the world.

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    Let's not forget that the shitbag chose it. Probably the first good decision he's made in a while. Buh-bye asshole!
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