Firing squad execution sobering, but ...

Firing squad execution sobering, but dramatic

There are 20 comments on the LA Daily News story from Jun 18, 2010, titled Firing squad execution sobering, but dramatic. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

The execution chamber at the Utah State Prison after Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by firing squad Friday, June 18, 2010.

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Not in LA Anymore

Warrior, AL

#1 Jun 18, 2010
Bye,and when they start doing it more ,maybe some of the BS will stop.When you think you don't have a price to pay,you do.Lets hear it for justice,I am sure he was not worried about the people he killed.

“bamboo forest and an iced tea”

Since: Jul 08

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#2 Jun 18, 2010
Bang,
Dave from Granada Hills

Indio, CA

#3 Jun 18, 2010
Powerful story. I had forgotten that Firing Squads are still used in Utah. As capital punishment goes, it sends a much stronger message of deterrence than California's "stick and sleep" method.
Justified

Sherman Oaks, CA

#4 Jun 18, 2010
I hope he enjoys his time in Hell.
DRW

Winchester, CA

#5 Jun 18, 2010
Obsrving the crimes he committed would have also been sobering and dramatic.

This was an evil man who did evil things. He was one of those people the world is better off without.
A Reptile Dysfunction

Vallejo, CA

#6 Jun 18, 2010
"A twice-convicted killer who had a troubled upbringing, the 49-year-old Gardner was executed by firing squad shortly after midnight on Friday."

Yes, he had a "troubled upbringing" but an @nuss like him deserved to be executed 25 years ago.

A "troubled upbringing" is NO excuse for what he did.

The writer of this article sounds like a typical liberal who thinks no one should be held responsible for their vicious acts.
Joe

Murrieta, CA

#7 Jun 19, 2010
If every last person currently in prison for murder were magically executed tomorrow, the world would carry on without disruption, and IMO be better for it. How we use our military on civilians (past and present conflicts, intentional or not) be morally acceptable to us, but yet we need to hold dear the life of a convicted murderer? Makes no sense.
Anamouse

Northridge, CA

#8 Jun 19, 2010
Executions should be put on TV so that everyone can see the consequences of getting caught.

They deserve no privacy and it they can be used to help set someone else on the right path by their death,it would be well worth the cost of putting it on TV.
Not in LA Anymore

Warrior, AL

#9 Jun 19, 2010
Dave from Granada Hills wrote:
Powerful story. I had forgotten that Firing Squads are still used in Utah. As capital punishment goes, it sends a much stronger message of deterrence than California's "stick and sleep" method.
You got it Dave,when will they wake up?
Concerned

Studio City, CA

#11 Jun 19, 2010
It is not good to have the last name of "Gardner" these days...
Willy G

Kihei, HI

#12 Jun 19, 2010
Dave from Granada Hills wrote:
Powerful story. I had forgotten that Firing Squads are still used in Utah. As capital punishment goes, it sends a much stronger message of deterrence than California's "stick and sleep" method.
It was the last one. they changed the statues, but this dude had already been sentenced and was thereby allowed to use this method.
big hammer

Newhall, CA

#13 Jun 19, 2010
Good job marksmen! Too bad it was 2 victims late!
Truth

United States

#14 Jun 19, 2010
Now it's time to execute by Firing Squad the hundreds more on Death Row all across the Nation. I think we should let the victim's family members pull the trigger.

The criminals run this country, including the Government.
Steve

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Jun 19, 2010
The firing squad as it is set up in Utah. Is wonderfully efficient at ending life. We should use the same method here in California for our worst residents. Keeping some of these people alive after they have killed so cruelly is an affront to humanity.
Willy G

Kihei, HI

#16 Jun 19, 2010
Steve wrote:
The firing squad as it is set up in Utah. Is wonderfully efficient at ending life. We should use the same method here in California for our worst residents. Keeping some of these people alive after they have killed so cruelly is an affront to humanity.
Hi Steve, I think I read that Utah has changed it laws regarding the choice of lethal injection or firing squad. I believe I read that in the case of Gardner, he was allowed the choice since his sentencing was prior to the changes! They abolished it!
Maybe an initiative drive might be started here in California!!!
Truth

United States

#17 Jun 19, 2010
Willy G wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Steve, I think I read that Utah has changed it laws regarding the choice of lethal injection or firing squad. I believe I read that in the case of Gardner, he was allowed the choice since his sentencing was prior to the changes! They abolished it!
Maybe an initiative drive might be started here in California!!!
I doubt that will ever happen, California would rather build new prisons and waste money housing the losers that are there then to do something constructive about it.
Got it now

AOL

#18 Jun 19, 2010
I hope he filled out his donor card
Joe

Murrieta, CA

#19 Jun 19, 2010
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
I doubt that will ever happen, California would rather build new prisons and waste money housing the losers that are there then to do something constructive about it.
I was just watching television and advertisement soliciting contributions to help feed the 2,000 children that die each DAY due to poverty. How does one justify morally, allocating resources at $100k per YEAR to house a death row inmate, when so many other causes exist? Seriously, liberals, I ask you, how do you sleep at night with a life riddled in so much hypocrisy? P.S. Union members need not reply, I know you are just economic whores.
Joe

Murrieta, CA

#20 Jun 19, 2010
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
I doubt that will ever happen, California would rather build new prisons and waste money housing the losers that are there then to do something constructive about it.
Sad as it is, The Trusth speaks the truth.
I live in LA

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Jun 21, 2010
If we were to execute all death row inmates in CA, we would not be in a deficit. We would get rid of the monsters who rape and murder and save money on prison guards. Two birds, one stone? Oh well, at least we can dream.

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