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Warm Up the Chair
by Lee

While Arnie is “agonizing” over Tookie, Jeb gets the job done.

Gov. Jeb Bush signed death warrants Tuesday for a man who fatally shot a Pensacola police officer and a carpenter who killed an elderly woman who refused to pay him.

Clarence Edward Hill, 47, is scheduled to be executed at 6 p.m. on Jan. 24. Arthur D. Rutherford, 56, is scheduled to be executed at 6 p.m. on Jan. 31.

Hill shot and killed Officer Stephen Taylor during a bank robbery in 1982. Taylor had tried to stop Hill’s 19-year-old accomplice from fleeing the bank with a bag of money.

Stella Salamon hired Rutherford in 1985 to install sliding glass doors in her Santa Rosa County home. She paid him for this work, but asked him to return to correct a problem with the doors.

Rutherford killed Salamon when she refused to write him a second check, and stole her purse. Her body was found submerged in a bathtub.

20 years and 23 years.  The wheels of justice turn slowly, my friends, but we get to the right destination in the end.

Posted by Lee on 11/30/05 at 07:51 AM (Discuss this in the forums)

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Posted by dakrat on 11/30/05 at 09:01 AM from United States

The wheels may turn slowly, however, they do turn.  At least as far as we can defeat the liberals.

Posted by Drumwaster on 11/30/05 at 09:20 AM from United States

I think we ought to start expediting some of these death row cases. No more “automatic appeals”, no more years and years of appeal after appeal.

Criminals sentenced to death get one appeal at each level, with not more than 60 days from filing to ruling and a one-shot appeal for commutation to the Governor (not the President) after that.

Once that system gets up and running, most of these monsters would be lucky to see their next birthday after sentencing. But no more of these guys who sit around eating and sleeping on the taxpayer dime for decades - years which their victim(s) didn’t get - only to have libtards who maon and piss and whine about how this cold-blooded killer and gang member/founder has been nominated for the Nobel Peace prize.

Bullshit. Does anyone here know how little it takes to actually be nominated for the NP? It’s not like a Academy Award nomination, where they have already gone through a vetting process to end up as one of five, and only one of those five can win the Oscar…

Any social science, history, philosophy, law, or theology professor, judge, or legislator in any country (plus a few others) can nominate anyone for a Nobel Peace Prize (past nominees, just in 1901-1951, included Hitler, Stalin, and Molotov).

Hell, the murderous thug Arafat actually won one…

Posted by on 11/30/05 at 09:39 AM from France

I personnally oppose death penalty but I won’t advocate these convicts : they are out of my jurisdiction, therefore not killed in my name. The problem I have with these particular executions is that they are to happen in Florida, hence, if I’m not mistaken, through the use of electric chair.

If it is correct, isn’t that particular method worth condemning ? Death penalty is death, not long and painful death in dreadful agony ? A lot of states use lethal injection, which seems to be painless. French old guillotine can seem barbaric, cutting a man in two, but it was at least instantaneous and probably painless (no medical satisfying medical study has been made for uncooperative patients reason).

What is your opinion, seriously ("let them fry” being a not seriously expressed opinion) ? Or if the horror of execution is part of the penalty for you, should others states use exclusively this kind of execution, until a more painful one is found ?

Posted by Drumwaster on 11/30/05 at 10:28 AM from United States

If it is correct, isn’t that particular method worth condemning ?

As opposed to, say, a couple of bullets to the head and/or chest, or manual strangulation?

How about we institute the guillotine?

Why should these people not experience the same kind of pain and fear that their victims felt? To know that they are going to die in a gut-wrenching bolt of sheer pain? They knew that it was possible when they commited their crimes, and they killed an innocent anyway. If deterrence fails, punishment is what remains.

What is your opinion, seriously ("let them fry” being a not seriously expressed opinion) ?

Having put it to a lot of serious thought over many discussions over many years (dating back to Gary Gilmore in Utah), my seriously expressed opinion is: Let them fry.

However, since you seem to think differently, the same kind of studies have been made about electrocution as of the guillotine, and (with the same difficulties), most doctors agree that since ther brain is zapped with the same amount of current that the heart and lungs are (sufficient to paralyze both), it blanks out any kind of sensory perception. In short, there is no pain, and it only seems that way since the muscles helplessly clench, giving the appearance of agony.

They don’t suffer at all.

Keep telling yourself that as you drift off to sleep… And then when you wake up again, repeatedly tell yourself one thing: MYOB.

Posted by on 11/30/05 at 10:34 AM from United States

they are to happen in Florida, hence, if I’m not mistaken, through the use of electric chair.

Correct, Florida uses an electric chair, which ahs been affectionately nicknamed: Old Sparky.

Posted by on 11/30/05 at 10:52 AM from United States

Personally, I hope Texas has an execution scheduled before then so we get the BIG 1000 after that douche governor in Virginia stayed the execution of the guy scheduled to go.

Of course the ultimate would be for Tookie to get the nod for the big 1000.

Posted by on 11/30/05 at 10:59 AM from Europe

affectionately nicknamed: Old Sparky

Is it only me that finds that macabre?

Posted by Drumwaster on 11/30/05 at 11:06 AM from United States

That’s why they call it “gallows humor”.

Posted by on 11/30/05 at 03:34 PM from United States

Correct, Florida uses an electric chair, which ahs been affectionately nicknamed: Old Sparky.

Sweet, I thought we had gone over to lethal injection to appease the crybabies.

May Old Sparky forever fry the most wicked among us.

Posted by HARLEY on 11/30/05 at 06:17 PM from United States

.45 acp to the back of the head would be fine with me…

Posted by InsipiD on 12/01/05 at 04:48 AM from United States

I don’t think it’s cruel or unusual for execution to involve brief pain, even if it is intense.

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