Do you know anything else about the woman that was murdered? What kind of person she was, things like that?<quoted text>Thanks for your reply. When public hangings were discontinued, then Gov. Happy Chandler said, "The streets will no longer be safe".
Unfortunately, hanging someone will not bring back the loved ones lost to acts of murder. The hangings were discontinued after articles were written in Chicago newspapers, among others, describing the carnival-like atmosphere during the last public hanging in Owensboro, Ky., 1936
The man I commented about was a real human being. He would give someone the shirt off his back, even though he lived very frugal himself. He rode around on a bicycle picking up cans for extra money. He had saved most of his disability money. The dopers (allegedly)went through what took him years to save, in weeks.
I think public hangings were a good thing from many perspectives. The public could see the judgements carried out in capitol crimes. And possible capital criminals could see the results of heinous actions in person.
The closed door lethal injections of today are lacking those qualities.
I say if they are to be executed anyway, hang 'em high, for all to see. Right on the courthouse lawn.