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(The Raw Story)   In an attempt to satisfy America's blood lust, two states propose death by firing squad because it's "cost effective". Pay Per View rights still to be determined   (rawstory.com) divider line 57
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2014-01-17 09:38:16 PM  
14 votes:

White_Scarf_Syndrome: I still don't understand why breathing in pure nitrogen isn't an option.


Helium would be funnier.
2014-01-17 10:28:37 PM  
8 votes:
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2014-01-17 09:23:02 PM  
8 votes:
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Would you like to know more?
2014-01-17 09:39:18 PM  
7 votes:
I vote Snu Snu!
2014-01-17 09:54:24 PM  
6 votes:

debug: If the inmate wants to choose death by firing squad, what's the problem?  We should kill them in whatever way they want, up to a pre-determined cost.


"Son of a b***h! The bastard picked old age! It's within budget too!"
2014-01-17 09:39:27 PM  
6 votes:

White_Scarf_Syndrome: I still don't understand why breathing in pure nitrogen helium isn't an option.


And give 'em a chance to say some final words. It'd be hilarious.
2014-01-17 10:47:13 PM  
4 votes:

jso2897: Lethal injection seems to be barely disguised torure, and thee electric hair and gas are far worse.


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2014-01-17 09:41:53 PM  
4 votes:

debug: If the inmate wants to choose death by firing squad, what's the problem?  We should kill them in whatever way they want, up to a pre-determined cost.


How much does being chased to death by naked female roller skaters cost?
2014-01-17 09:37:35 PM  
4 votes:
No you can't have a last cigarette, it might kill you.
2014-01-17 09:03:54 PM  
4 votes:
What's wrong with firing squads?

Personally, if I had to choose, I'd pick firing squad over lethal injection. And above either of those, I'd go for decapitation by sword. Sure it's a bit messier for the custodial staff, but who cares about them? They can just hose it all off now. This isn't the middle ages. We have plumbing.
2014-01-17 09:43:28 PM  
3 votes:
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2014-01-17 09:36:37 PM  
3 votes:

doglover: What's wrong with firing squads?

Personally, if I had to choose, I'd pick firing squad over lethal injection. And above either of those, I'd go for decapitation by sword. Sure it's a bit messier for the custodial staff, but who cares about them? They can just hose it all off now. This isn't the middle ages. We have plumbing.


If I had to choose, it'd be hanged, drawn and quartered, this way you leave them with a choice of what to make for dinner.
2014-01-17 09:34:42 PM  
3 votes:
I think the states should consider allowing people to bid to be on the firing squads.
2014-01-17 10:45:59 PM  
2 votes:

JRoo: White_Scarf_Syndrome: I still don't understand why breathing in pure nitrogen isn't an option.

Helium would be funnier.


I'd go out yelling "What a world!..What a world!" at the top of my shrill witchiest voice.

They'd have nightmares for years.
2014-01-17 10:41:52 PM  
2 votes:

MFAWG: I think the states should consider allowing people to bid to be on the firing squads.


Your one handed typing is impressive, but consider counseling.
2014-01-17 10:06:19 PM  
2 votes:
I am surprised by the number of Farkers who would like to be hung. I already am.
2014-01-17 09:50:49 PM  
2 votes:
Good to see the "Christian" conservatives in this country so determined to murder captives.

I propose free WWJD bracelets for people who volunteer to be on the firing squad.
2014-01-17 09:49:30 PM  
2 votes:

untaken_name: It's a pretty effective deterrent, actually. The people who are put to death are completely deterred from ever committing another crime.


That's so clever. Never heard that one before.
2014-01-17 09:45:29 PM  
2 votes:
MNF halftime hangings
2014-01-17 09:40:07 PM  
2 votes:

MrEricSir: mcnguyen: How about we figure out why we send so many innocent people to death row before we start arguing about the best way to kill them?

It's always bizarre when people in this country claim that the death penalty is a "deterrent." Given our track record, it seems the death penalty would have to be a deterrent against being found guilty in court.


It's a pretty effective deterrent, actually. The people who are put to death are completely deterred from ever committing another crime.
2014-01-17 09:39:16 PM  
2 votes:
Sweet, Running Man will be on soon?!
2014-01-17 09:37:13 PM  
2 votes:
I'm okay with this, if the jury that convicts the defendant becomes the firing squad. Then jurors might actually take their responsibility over the life and death of others seriously.
2014-01-18 03:43:28 AM  
1 votes:

Yes this is dog: Popular Opinion: BelKimi: Frederf " I think capital punishment should be humane but gruesome. Let us not sanitize taking of life and pretend it's something it's not. It's dangerous to make killing too easy and clean not to be considered for what it is"

Whether capital punishment is gruesome or not should have not bearing on the situation - it should be quick and painless. Capital punishment is what it is - the removal of a life from our society. As long as the person receiving it doesn't suffer unnecessarily I don't care how they die, lightening strike, headsman, gas chamber, whatever. Whether you kill the person yourself or have to push a button to kill them it is the same.

being a spiteful and sick individual, i would prefer torture and excruciating death (for those that deserve it).
i would be a happy martyr if i was wrongly convicted, knowing that real scumbags had the same fate.

You have said this twice now, and it is one of the most retarded things that I've read. I mean, if they had 'the real scumbags' why would you still need to die? Just to prove a point? Holy farking shiat, that is mind numbingly stupid to say, really.

/You probably have a 'the hooker gave me the money back' story, don't you?


maybe you should ask all your hooker friends.
2014-01-18 03:39:53 AM  
1 votes:

Popular Opinion: BelKimi: Frederf " I think capital punishment should be humane but gruesome. Let us not sanitize taking of life and pretend it's something it's not. It's dangerous to make killing too easy and clean not to be considered for what it is"

Whether capital punishment is gruesome or not should have not bearing on the situation - it should be quick and painless. Capital punishment is what it is - the removal of a life from our society. As long as the person receiving it doesn't suffer unnecessarily I don't care how they die, lightening strike, headsman, gas chamber, whatever. Whether you kill the person yourself or have to push a button to kill them it is the same.

being a spiteful and sick individual, i would prefer torture and excruciating death (for those that deserve it).
i would be a happy martyr if i was wrongly convicted, knowing that real scumbags had the same fate.


You have said this twice now, and it is one of the most retarded things that I've read. I mean, if they had 'the real scumbags' why would you still need to die? Just to prove a point? Holy farking shiat, that is mind numbingly stupid to say, really.

/You probably have a 'the hooker gave me the money back' story, don't you?
2014-01-18 01:43:42 AM  
1 votes:

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Force the condemned to watch "Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo" episodes with a gun by his side. He'll take care of things himself.


Forced honey boo boo watching is like burning at the stake level cruel.
2014-01-18 01:40:42 AM  
1 votes:
Force the condemned to watch "Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo" episodes with a gun by his side. He'll take care of things himself.
2014-01-18 01:28:05 AM  
1 votes:

BuckTurgidson: Oldiron_79: Death Whisper:

That is the main reason I think liberals are like Hitler lever sociopaths and evil.

WAT?


At least one of them is probably a troll, and the other (maybe both) is/are an idiot who believe(s) that anything after conception is a person.  Seems ridiculous, but you have to consider it when taken alongside all the other retarded bullshait they believe out of their little book of fairy tales.  Ironically, even the Bible doesn't consider life to have started until the baby starts breathing ("Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being" Genesis 2:7), but you can't expect these morons to read their own book, now can you?
2014-01-17 11:08:05 PM  
1 votes:

Mazzic518: jesus there is some farking damaged people on this site


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2014-01-17 11:03:47 PM  
1 votes:
I don't know if we should use firing squads, we might give the rest of the world the impression we have a thing for guns.
2014-01-17 11:03:01 PM  
1 votes:
Why not just force them to watch two seasons of "Girls?"
2014-01-17 11:01:53 PM  
1 votes:
How about Gallagher hammer to the head? First three rows of witnesses would be provided plastic sheeting, of course.
2014-01-17 10:52:42 PM  
1 votes:
Use a steam roller.  It is basically impossible to botch and infinitely reusable.

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2014-01-17 10:49:43 PM  
1 votes:
In other words we're becoming more like China everyday and they more like us
2014-01-17 10:35:08 PM  
1 votes:

Almost Everybody Poops: jso2897: Almost Everybody Poops: jso2897: doglover: jso2897: Johnsnownw: Why is this scary?

Screw firing squad...a noose or guillotine is just as effective...and cheaper.

No shiat. What we are engaged in is the lawful, ritual killing of human beings. Let's not insult our own intelligence by trying to pass it off as something civilized. The more brutal, public, and humiliating it is, the more likely we are to get that magic "deterrent" effect everybody is always talking about, amirite?

Not really. The Romans were WAY into public executions, and they were so horrible 2000 years later people still worship a guy who got a relatively unremarkable one as the son of god for being stoic about it. Rome still had criminals.

The death penalty isn't really about deterrent or revenge or anything like that. Ideally it's because the person whom you are inhuming has done something that cannot be forgiven and cannot be reformed. Like a rabid dog, you put them down to protect everyone else as opposed to some kind of petty hate for the dog itself.

That's why you execute people as quickly and cleanly as possible, give them a last meal, and generally conduct yourself with decorum and composure during the whole thing. Eddard Stark is a perfect example of how an executioner should behave and why.

Don't mean shiat to me. If you're killing people, you're killing people. "Decorum" has nothing to do with it.
Of course, I guess we all have to pretend whatever helps us sleep at night.
On the other hand, if yiou don't belive in deterrence, then I guess it doesn't matter how you do it.
I certainl;y don't care.

You'd make a perfect Army grunt.

You'd make a perfect hat-check clerk at an ice rink.

uh... o... okay...


Made as much sense as what you said, and had as much basis in fact. :D
2014-01-17 10:29:32 PM  
1 votes:

King Something: Since the death penalty will never be abolished in the US, and since the only execution methods which are currently or will ever be available are specifically designed to be neither quick nor painless, why not just have death row inmates be burned at the stake?

I guarantee the current USSC lineup would rule it (5-4, of course) to be hunky-dory since it isn't both cruel AND unusual -- it is sufficiently "usual" that there is a term for that method of execution.


But then the EPA would step in and some dickless bureaucrat would step in and the fines would be a killer.

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2014-01-17 10:27:13 PM  
1 votes:
Why not a 100 ton press?  The condemned will be mashed to jelly before they can register any pain.

Unless they're Terminators.


/ then fark 'em.
2014-01-17 10:26:08 PM  
1 votes:

Mugato: The number of sociopaths in this thread is somewhat unnerving.


They're all so very tough.
2014-01-17 10:25:15 PM  
1 votes:
Shoot straight you bastards! Don't make a mess of it!
2014-01-17 10:22:45 PM  
1 votes:

gfid: jso2897: The electric chair, gas, and poison are all unreliable and frequently fail horribly, with results far worse than anything the gallows or the guillotine can produce.

What we need is some redundancy in the system.  Put them in the electric chairs, give them lethal injection and shoot them in an oxygen-less room all at the same time.

Sell videotapes

Profit?


We could make it a reality show, and call it "American Rasputin".
2014-01-17 10:19:58 PM  
1 votes:

bbfreak: chasd00: Iirc firing squads went away out of concern for the mental health of the squad not the condemned. Executioners, who are actually just regular working stiffs, end up with serious mental issues over time.

First let me say that I am strictly against the death penalty, but there is absolutely no reason why you need human executioners so to speak. Or at least someone who actually pulls a trigger. Its 2014, and a robotic gun would be a fairly easy to engineer. Accurate, no mental health issues to address and I'd imagine it'd be more cost effective since robots don't need a health plan. Just a thought.


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2014-01-17 10:18:35 PM  
1 votes:

noblewolf: debug: If the inmate wants to choose death by firing squad, what's the problem?  We should kill them in whatever way they want, up to a pre-determined cost.

I prefer the victims family gets to choose...


This mental exercise is always entertaining, and in no way repetitive or predictable.

/"Why a spoon?"
/"Because it'll hurt more, you twit!"
2014-01-17 10:15:22 PM  
1 votes:
Since the death penalty will never be abolished in the US, and since the only execution methods which are currently or will ever be available are specifically designed to be neither quick nor painless, why not just have death row inmates be burned at the stake?

I guarantee the current USSC lineup would rule it (5-4, of course) to be hunky-dory since it isn't both cruel AND unusual -- it is sufficiently "usual" that there is a term for that method of execution.
2014-01-17 10:05:09 PM  
1 votes:

theorellior: It should not be about retribution.


An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. - Thomas Paine, 1795
2014-01-17 09:59:14 PM  
1 votes:

hoodiowithtudio: Here is my problem with beheading. Its got to be incredibly painful. Think about how bad it is after you get a paper cut. I can't imagine one's brain functions last more than seconds, but those have to be incredibly painful seconds.


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Execution should be incredibly painful because we shouldn't be executing anyone that doesn't deserve an incredibly painful death.  Making it painless just would just serve to assuage our collective guilt if we execute the wrong person.  Screw that!  If we execute the wrong person we should feel horrible about it.  We should be AFRAID of executing the wrong person.  We should be DAMN SURE we got the right guy before we execute him and the way to do that is to make it a horrible painful spectacle... like a piranha tank!
2014-01-17 09:55:46 PM  
1 votes:
Would you rather dey was pushed outta windas?

/bunker
2014-01-17 09:51:42 PM  
1 votes:
Wait a second.

Part of the problem is that they do not get the drugs, but they confiscate tons of drugs yearly.

Give them some K then a  Heroin OD.

How friggin hard is this?
2014-01-17 09:51:09 PM  
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: fusillade762: I've never understood why they don't just kill them with a big honking shot of morphine...

It takes too long.

Seriously, someone asked that question in CA a while back, and the response was essentially that it takes 30-45 minutes to kill someone painlessly via anaesthetic OD, and that's too difficult for the witnesses to sit through.


So use anesthesia to render someone unconscious/asleep, then use one of the 30,000 guillotines the government bought and is storing in Montana to behead them. They're asleep, they won't feel a thing. :)

//yes, I know it's an urban legend. :)
2014-01-17 09:47:44 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-01-17 09:46:18 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: I've never understood why they don't just kill them with a big honking shot of morphine...


A big honking shot of morphine might be (too) quick, and it would almost certainly be painless.

/see also the fact that the gas used in gas chamber executions is almost never 100% nitrogen, which would eventually make the condemned painlessly fall asleep and then succumb to hypoxia
//alsøsee also the electric chair, which was wasn't ruled unconstitutional until after a guy put to death that way was killed instantly due to faulty wiring when they flipped the switch
///alsøalsøsee also hanging, which if done properly breaks the condemned's neck and kills him instantly, but is only used in Delaware
////Wi nøt trei a høliday in Sweden this yër?
2014-01-17 09:44:11 PM  
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: fusillade762: I've never understood why they don't just kill them with a big honking shot of morphine...

It takes too long.

Seriously, someone asked that question in CA a while back, and the response was essentially that it takes 30-45 minutes to kill someone painlessly via anaesthetic OD, and that's too difficult for the witnesses to sit through.


WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN WITNESSES?!?
2014-01-17 09:42:54 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: debug: If the inmate wants to choose death by firing squad, what's the problem?  We should kill them in whatever way they want, up to a pre-determined cost.

How much does being chased to death by naked female roller skaters cost?


Well, from the quotes I've received, WAY too much. Who do they think can afford it? Geez.
2014-01-17 09:41:32 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: I've never understood why they don't just kill them with a big honking shot of morphine...


It takes too long.

Seriously, someone asked that question in CA a while back, and the response was essentially that it takes 30-45 minutes to kill someone painlessly via anaesthetic OD, and that's too difficult for the witnesses to sit through.
2014-01-17 09:41:07 PM  
1 votes:
...or the state could just stop killing citizens, like the entire rest of modern civilization.
2014-01-17 09:37:15 PM  
1 votes:
government taxing and giving poor people food stamps? this is an attack on our freedoms!
government taxing and killing sometimes innocent people? USA USA USA
2014-01-17 09:36:43 PM  
1 votes:
In 2014 you'd think we'd have devised some way of snuffing someone out instantly.
Kind of dated but what about those machines that jam a bolt into steak's heads? That seems pretty instantaneous.
2014-01-17 09:34:17 PM  
1 votes:
Here is my problem with beheading. Its got to be incredibly painful. Think about how bad it is after you get a paper cut. I can't imagine one's brain functions last more than seconds, but those have to be incredibly painful seconds.
2014-01-17 08:54:24 PM  
1 votes:
"We've been told lethal injection is so barbaric that the drug companies would rather not manufacture the drugs anymore.

"So we'll just switch to firing squads."
 
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