Texas prepares for first US execution...

Texas prepares for first US execution since botched Oklahoma procedure; inmate appeals pending

There are 102 comments on the Brandon Sun story from May 13, 2014, titled Texas prepares for first US execution since botched Oklahoma procedure; inmate appeals pending. In it, Brandon Sun reports that:

Texas on Tuesday plans to execute a convicted murderer whose hopes are pinned to two appeals, including one that challenges the state's planned use of a secretly-made drug like those used in Oklahoma's botched execution two weeks ago.

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lucky liberal

Conroe, TX

#21 May 14, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I can't agree with Kant, or with you. A civilized society has no such right. Rational behavior is not immoral.
Having said that, I think there are many people, murderers and others, who make the world worse for their presence in it. By that standard, we should execute people by the truckload, starting with the heads of the world's dictatorships.
Overall, 55 percent of Americans support capital punishment, and 37 percent are opposed.
Protestantism—seems to increase the divide. At 67 percent in favor, white evangelical Protestants are more likely than any other group to support the death penalty, followed closely by white mainline Protestants (64 percent). Catholics are the least likely among religious whites to support capital punishment, though 59 percent are still in favor. On the other end, religious blacks and Latinos are even less likely than their peers to support the death penalty.
To me, capital punishment is a form of societal self-defense and can be a strong deterrent to crime.
shakey

Warrenville, IL

#22 May 14, 2014
Grumpy Guy wrote:
how many here have seen Richard Speck(Who killed 8 student Nurses) prison video?
i did and i can tell you that i would have loved to throw the switch on his electric chair or or gas chamber or put the needle in his arm myself. too bad he died of a heart attack instead.

Since: Apr 08

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#23 May 14, 2014
Deo Vindice wrote:
<quoted text>
No doubt, you are a hard core democRAT !!!
Your type has absolutely no feelings for any murder victim.
FYI ...... it cost us tax payers ONE MILLION DOLLARS per year to keep one person on DEATH ROW. The average stay on Death Row is 25 years.
That's 25 MILLION dollars per year wasted on one scum !
The Death Penalty deters the scum from repeating vicious murders,
because the scum will be dead!
Don't spittle your liberal garbage about the suspect being one in a million who is not guilty,
or, the victims cannot be brought back to life, or the scum has redeeming social values.
.
You are so wrong on your figures I don't know where to start.

Even if it cost a million a year to house an inmate on death row, 25 years does not add up to 25 million a year.

The Department of Corrections said housing prisoners on death row cost more than twice as much per year ($49,380) as for prisoners in the general population ($24,690).

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/costs-death-p...

Typical stay is 10+ years, not 25.

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/time-death-ro...

I'm not against the death penalty on principle but it is a lot cheaper, both at trial, and for incarceration, to go for a life without parole sentence.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#25 May 14, 2014
see the light wrote:
<quoted text>Now your talk'n, start with Obama.
Now you've done it! You've called for the death of the president! Better get back to your bunker and pray they don't find you!

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#26 May 14, 2014
lucky liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Overall, 55 percent of Americans support capital punishment, and 37 percent are opposed.
Protestantism—seems to increase the divide. At 67 percent in favor, white evangelical Protestants are more likely than any other group to support the death penalty, followed closely by white mainline Protestants (64 percent). Catholics are the least likely among religious whites to support capital punishment, though 59 percent are still in favor. On the other end, religious blacks and Latinos are even less likely than their peers to support the death penalty.
To me, capital punishment is a form of societal self-defense and can be a strong deterrent to crime.
Your statistics may be accurate, but your conclusion is not. Numerous studies have found no evidence that capital punishment deters crime.

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Since: Feb 08

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#27 May 14, 2014
Eighthman wrote:
Why don't they just late term abort him like little babies?
Suck his brains out with a vacuum cleaner.
There is something wrong with liberals.
You advocate torture and there's something wrong with LIBERALS? You've already been vacuumed.

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#28 May 15, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Your statistics may be accurate, but your conclusion is not. Numerous studies have found no evidence that capital punishment deters crime.
Don't you lie-berals EVER get tired of being wrong? If Capital Punishment is performed o convicted murderers You can reswt assured they will never,EVER kill again..... THATS what I call a DETERRANT.....

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#29 May 15, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>You advocate torture and there's something wrong with LIBERALS? You've already been vacuumed.
So you're okay with that procedure being performed on unborn babies but get squeamish about executing a convicted murderer,or an occasional conservative? You lie-berals are sure a strange bunch.

“Life is just a Moment, njoy it”

Since: Jan 07

Nekoosa, Wisconsin

#30 May 16, 2014
My, My, how some people love to run to the "HIGH GROUND" only to justify their ignorance.

The prison system is a money making "SCAM" ; Most of the prisoners are created......."HOW" you ask, Here's how; GREED, and country that set's the stakes so high that you have no chance to ever achieve the American dream.

"DRUGS", people who are mentally ill being released into society b/c insurance companies are more interested in buying BMW's and expensive golf club memberships and million dollar homes rather than taking care the people who need it.

A man with a briefcase can steal more money than any man with a gun. HA' Gimmie what you got.

Take your high ground attitudes and stuff it; Always Always start with the man in the mirror.

“Life is just a Moment, njoy it”

Since: Jan 07

Nekoosa, Wisconsin

#31 May 16, 2014
Everyone remember Adam Lanza? Or did everyone forget already?
I think he was a programmed clone b/c no human could do what he did.

James Holmes remember him?
Geoffery Laughner remember him? Are these sicko's on Death Row?

Taking the high ground, easy isn't it?
You people make me ashamed to be an American.

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#32 May 16, 2014
TANGLEFOOT wrote:
My, My, how some people love to run to the "HIGH GROUND" only to justify their ignorance.
The prison system is a money making "SCAM" ; Most of the prisoners are created......."HOW" you ask, Here's how; GREED, and country that set's the stakes so high that you have no chance to ever achieve the American dream.
"DRUGS", people who are mentally ill being released into society b/c insurance companies are more interested in buying BMW's and expensive golf club memberships and million dollar homes rather than taking care the people who need it.
A man with a briefcase can steal more money than any man with a gun. HA' Gimmie what you got.
Take your high ground attitudes and stuff it; Always Always start with the man in the mirror.
This explains a lot..... So,what were you locked up for? "DRUGS",you have a choice.... To use/abuse and run the risk of incarceration or do the smart thing and pass them by. PERSONALLY.... If you are CAUGHT,red handed with an active,working,in progress meth lab,the police needn't bother with arrest,trial and jail. An Ad Hoc onsite commitee draws lots to see who gets to SHOOT the SOB and call the coroner to come pick-up the trash. If you are CAUGHT,red handed,with large amounts of meth on your person,in your home,or car with the OBVIOUS intent to distribute call the committee. Heroine or cocaine can be treatable addictions. Meth is a stone cold killer and so are the folks that traffic in it or use.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#33 May 16, 2014
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Don't you lie-berals EVER get tired of being wrong? If Capital Punishment is performed o convicted murderers You can reswt assured they will never,EVER kill again..... THATS what I call a DETERRANT.....
You're what I call a QUADRUPED....Life without parole serves the same purpose.

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Since: Feb 08

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#34 May 16, 2014
okimar wrote:
<quoted text> So you're okay with that procedure being performed on unborn babies but get squeamish about executing a convicted murderer,or an occasional conservative? You lie-berals are sure a strange bunch.
To you, normal people are a strange bunch.

Just for any eavesdropper, I am not pro-abortion.

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#35 May 16, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>You're what I call a QUADRUPED....Life without parole serves the same purpose.
And you're what normal people call alie-beral fidiot... Your ilk can't be satisfied with f**king up your own lives. Nooooo,you insist on ruining society for the rest. In fact,you won't really be happy until you've reduced America to some backwater 3rd world mud hut village. Fortunately,the numbers and odds are against you. We as a Nation have say back for 50+ years and let liberalism run amok. Some,MANY,improvements HAVE been made but there have also been many downright stupid things too. UNFORTUNATELY your lot have had the bit in their teeth too long and refuse to listen to reason. ESPECIALLY if it is counter to your idealogical goals,which we find distressing. Obama said elections matter. He was right. We'll find out in the next couple elections were Americans want their Country to go. We've had a taste of Obama and the liberal/progressive/socialist left's direction. It may be appealing to some.... But many don't care for the dependency on big,do-all-for-all government you demand. Just be ready for an arguement. This is where the rubber meets the road.

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#36 May 16, 2014
Give me a good arguement about it. But I suspect you'll revert to form and hurl your little juvenile insults. THATS what you do when you can't defend your points,Saul.......

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#37 May 16, 2014
Geez. Just stick a 12 gauge with 3 inch shells in the dirtbags mouths and pull the trigger. 100% effective and only costs pennies on the dollar.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#38 May 16, 2014
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>And you're what normal people call alie-beral fidiot... Your ilk can't be satisfied with f**king up your own lives. Nooooo,you insist on ruining society for the rest. In fact,you won't really be happy until you've reduced America to some backwater 3rd world mud hut village. Fortunately,the numbers and odds are against you. We as a Nation have say back for 50+ years and let liberalism run amok. Some,MANY,improvements HAVE been made but there have also been many downright stupid things too. UNFORTUNATELY your lot have had the bit in their teeth too long and refuse to listen to reason. ESPECIALLY if it is counter to your idealogical goals,which we find distressing. Obama said elections matter. He was right. We'll find out in the next couple elections were Americans want their Country to go. We've had a taste of Obama and the liberal/progressive/socialist left's direction. It may be appealing to some.... But many don't care for the dependency on big,do-all-for-all government you demand. Just be ready for an arguement. This is where the rubber meets the road.
So much verbiage and still no reply to my statement that life without parole serves the same purpose as capital punishment.
Look, you and I couldn't be further apart philosophically or ideologically. I completely disagree with virtually everything you say. We have vastly differing ideas about what kind of place America should be.

I've seen too many people hurt by your worldview. My beliefs are strongly heartfelt and I will fight you guys every inch of the way.

Incidentally, I don't think you should pin your hopes on the outcomes of the next couple of elections.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#39 May 16, 2014
Sneaky Pete wrote:
Geez. Just stick a 12 gauge with 3 inch shells in the dirtbags mouths and pull the trigger. 100% effective and only costs pennies on the dollar.
You shouldn't call yourself a dirtbag. That's my job.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#40 May 16, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>You shouldn't call yourself a dirtbag. That's my job.
It's your job to call people dirtbags? Well go look in the mirror and fire away.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#41 May 16, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
I've seen too many people hurt by your worldview. My beliefs are strongly heartfelt and I will fight you guys every inch of the way.
Incidentally, I don't think you should pin your hopes on the outcomes of the next couple of elections.
Yeah, we get it. You hate our country and everything it stands for. Well guess what? We're going to fight you traitors ever step of the way as well. My country has proven time and again that we the good guys, always win, and stomp on this country's enemies. Prepare to get stomped.

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