On This Day: Kentucky Holds Final Pub...

On This Day: Kentucky Holds Final Public Execution in the US

There are 9 comments on the www.findingdulcinea.com story from Aug 14, 2009, titled On This Day: Kentucky Holds Final Public Execution in the US. In it, www.findingdulcinea.com reports that:

On Aug. 14, 1936, Rainey Bethea was hanged in Owensboro, Ky., for rape and murder, becoming the last person publicly executed in the United States.

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Fred

New York, NY

#1 Aug 14, 2009
This sounds like fun. Partying all night, then heading over to the gallows at dawn to eat hot dogs and watch a man's neck snap. I surprised public executions haven't been brought back.
Justice Time

Crouse, NC

#2 Aug 24, 2009
Once the executions return crime will decrease.
The savage behavior will just be talking out of turn at most. Snappin that neck works everytime.
I hope they will televise it on ESPN. Make the familys of the crooks watch the execution, damn if you want see people act decent!!!!

“SINE POENA NON EST LEX.”

Since: Aug 08

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#3 Aug 24, 2009
Justice Time wrote:
Once the executions return crime will decrease.
The savage behavior will just be talking out of turn at most. Snappin that neck works everytime.
I hope they will televise it on ESPN. Make the familys of the crooks watch the execution, damn if you want see people act decent!!!!
Rhght, They should bring back public executions and do a lot more of them.
huh

Lancaster, WI

#4 Aug 26, 2009
Justice Time wrote:
Once the executions return crime will decrease.
The savage behavior will just be talking out of turn at most. Snappin that neck works everytime.
I hope they will televise it on ESPN. Make the familys of the crooks watch the execution, damn if you want see people act decent!!!!
you mean decent like you?? the man who wants to see people killed on tv and force their loved ones to watch. you sound like you act real decent.
anyone

Owensboro, KY

#5 Dec 27, 2012
Kill!
These are People

Fort Worth, TX

#6 Dec 28, 2012
Fred wrote:
This sounds like fun. Partying all night, then heading over to the gallows at dawn to eat hot dogs and watch a man's neck snap. I surprised public executions haven't been brought back.
Watch what you wish for. Some times God has a way of repaying us for all our evil thoughts. Some day it may be an innocent person that you know. Maybe your child, maybe a favorite niece or nephew, who knows. Will your hot dogs taste as good on that day?
hmmm

Princeton, KY

#7 Dec 28, 2012
The death penalty is ineffective. What ever happened to thou shall not kill?
asdsd

Owensboro, KY

#8 Dec 28, 2012
The death penalty is VERY effective, and needs to be enforced. PUBLIC HANGINGS would bring crime to a much more acceptable level. Plus, alot less scum bags and repeat offenders(someday) running the streets, getting women pregnant with kids they have no intention or way of taking care of.
hmmm

Princeton, KY

#9 Dec 28, 2012
asdsd wrote:
The death penalty is VERY effective, and needs to be enforced. PUBLIC HANGINGS would bring crime to a much more acceptable level. Plus, alot less scum bags and repeat offenders(someday) running the streets, getting women pregnant with kids they have no intention or way of taking care of.
Read the research. Too expensive. Not swift enough. You can incarcerate several people for a lifetime for the legal fees of a death row case.

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