Bring Ol’ Sparky back to CA?

Bring Ol’ Sparky back to CA?

Green MileCalifornia hasn’t executed anyone in more than 8 years. And just 14 since it was allowed again in 1978.

Problems remain with lawsuits concerning the lethal-injection method. And a proposed initiative would shorten death-penalty appeals.

But maybe Tennesses has found a way to re-start executions: Bring back Ol’ Sparky, the electric chair. AP reported:

Tennessee has decided how it will respond to a nationwide scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates: with the electric chair.

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable to obtain the drugs, which have become more and more scarce following a European-led boycott of drug sales for executions.

Tennessee lawmakers overwhelmingly passed the electric chair legislation in April, with the Senate voting 23-3 and the House 68-13 in favor of the bill.

Personally, although I believe the death penalty can be moral in a society that at least tries to be moral, that does not describe our amoral society. If our current governments start killing a lot of people, even criminals, they might come after innocent people they just don’t like.

But in 2010, Gov. Jerry Brown campaigned on a platform on which, unlike in the 1970s, he favored the death penalty. He said, “The courts have upheld it.  I’ll carry it out.”

If so, he should be pushing the Tennessee solution.

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  1. BillyBS
    BillyBS 23 May, 2014, 12:58

    Wouldn t it be great if California got all of its death row folks on buses for a long trip to Tennesee? It would be easy to raise money for the trip from prvate citizens. It would be great to wake up and know those scum were deep fried.

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  2. BillyBS
    BillyBS 23 May, 2014, 15:37

    Love the smell of deep fried scum in the morning.

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  3. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 23 May, 2014, 17:36

    While the worst dregs of society deserve the death penalty it will never work because politics are always involved.

    The poor are the only ones who are charged with it. And the representation the poor receive is horrendous at best. The state was paying death penalty appeal lawyers just $75 an hour up until a few years ago, they simply could not get qualified lawyers to take the cases.

    Just dump it, it has not worked for the last 30 years and there is no daylight in the tunnel to even ***suggest*** it will in the future.

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  4. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 23 May, 2014, 21:59

    Poodle your post about Teddy is way below the line……physical harm is off limits. Period.

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  5. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith 24 May, 2014, 05:06

    What am I missing here? Since when is morphine scarce? If I recall correctly a morphine overdose is not only fatal, but totally painless. Why not use it?

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  6. Bud Led Ted S.
    Bud Led Ted S. 24 May, 2014, 09:15

    Rex the Wonder Dog! says:
    May 23, 2014 at 5:36 pm
    While the worst dregs of society deserve the death penalty…..

    Poodle, you want to start killing low levels of society? Really? How will you decide who deserves it in your holy view oh great girly Poodle?

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 24 May, 2014, 10:49

      I love it, TCS, a LE RAGWUS feeder declaring, “How will you decide who deserves it in your holy view oh great girly Poodle?”
      How does LE decide who dies TCS? Some half-baked LE official comes up with policies that are in direct violation of the Constitution in which the LE RAGWUS proclaims gives them the right to murder at will.
      How about the prison industrial complex(PIC) TCS? All LE RAGWUS created. Who decides when a prisoner dies at the hands of the guards? You know the answer to that one. 🙂

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  7. Bud Led Ted S.
    Bud Led Ted S. 24 May, 2014, 11:18

    It’s just a question Duncey — don’t be afraid of it.

    You’re the one who said “the dregs of society deserve the death penalty” not me little buddy…

    So the question remains——?

    How will you decide little buddy?????

    Don’t be afraid of the question little buddy!

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 24 May, 2014, 13:10

      No, I have never said or suggested the state should be killing anyone TCS, that is your fantasy world. My perspective on the death penalty is that the state holds all the cards and the system is not looking for the truth, it is looking for a statistic, and only guilty, which has shown to be very flawed indeed. 🙂

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  8. Bud Led Ted S.
    Bud Led Ted S. 24 May, 2014, 16:14

    I was quoting your girlfriend the Poodle directly from post #3 above—SHE thinks we ought to administer the DP to “the dregs of society”—–thought you agreed with her?

    Glad to here you do not! I am starting to feel better about you!

    In answer to YOUR question above “how does LE decide who dies”…(from the DP)
    Well, that’s easy. It follows the legislative branches guidelines as codified in the penal code ™ laying out “special circumstances” which if found by a jury after a 1st degree murder conviction could lead a jury later after a “penalty phase” jury trial to select death as the punishment.

    The Dept of Corrections administers the punishment little buddy based on that.
    There….tut tut
    run along!

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 24 May, 2014, 17:39

      May I suggest you read the Constitution and the Supreme Court case Marbury VS Madison.

      It won’t matter to you though, a RAGWUS feeder has no use for the Constitution. 🙂

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    • Rex the Wonder Dog!
      Rex the Wonder Dog! 24 May, 2014, 23:01

      Well, that’s easy. It follows the legislative branches guidelines as codified in the penal code ™ laying out “special circumstances” which if found by a jury after a 1st degree murder conviction could lead a jury later after a “penalty phase” jury trial to select death as the punishment.

      Oh teddy, you bumbling idiot of a moron. The DP, and the “special circumstances” are ALL DISCRETIONAL!!!!!!!!! Wake up from your frug induced stupor you fool.

      You can have ALL of the “special circumstances” (enumerated DP qualifiers) and STILL not get a DP charge because it is 100% up to the “feelings” of the elected DA for the county.

      Schools in Perry Mason Jr.

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      • Bud Led Ted S.
        Bud Led Ted S. 25 May, 2014, 08:31

        Of course there is discretion! LOL LMAO!

        It’s called a jury of your peers little buddy—- remember the US Constitution???

        Oh my!!! just too easy to slap em down!

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  9. Bud Led Ted S.
    Bud Led Ted S. 24 May, 2014, 16:15

    I wonder how your girlfriend would decide???

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 24 May, 2014, 17:43

      If there is a personality disorder that combines both homophobic/misogynistic characteristics then you have a real bad case of the HM’s TCS. 🙂

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  10. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 24 May, 2014, 23:04

    “teddy the troll™”, do NOT feed him!

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  11. Bud Led Ted S.
    Bud Led Ted S. 25 May, 2014, 08:33

    Poor Poodle Girl ™

    HURRY post now GF !!

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  12. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 25 May, 2014, 19:30

    Teddy Troll™, do NOT FEED!

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    • Bud Led Ted S.
      Bud Led Ted S. 25 May, 2014, 19:57

      try ANYthing original ™

      and post NOW!!!! Hurry!! And I’d be happy to give you another beating! Have a nice day!

      Hurry!!

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