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Florida resumes death penalty

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posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 06:29 PM
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Florida resumes death penalty


news.bbc.co.uk

Florida Governor Charlie Crist has signed his first death warrant, ending a seven-month moratorium adopted by the US state after a botched execution.
His predecessor, Jeb Bush, suspended lethal injections in late 2006 after a convicted murderer took 34 minutes to die and had to be given a second dose.

Mr Crist said steps had been taken to improve the execution process.
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posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 06:29 PM
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Good, recent evidence has shown that the death penalty is a deterent. Much is made of the cost of the death penalty versus life in prison, but if you sped up the process you could negate some of that cost. The state has made improvements after a botched attempt 7 months ago. Here is hoping tha the next one goes much smoother.

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posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 10:27 AM
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Those raising lethal injection challenges (both those executed and those stayed) are generally claiming that the drugs used in the executions cause extreme and unnecessary pain, and that the combination of chemicals masks the pain being experienced by the inmate from the sight of those administering the death penalty. The appeals assert that this is a violation of the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishments. Initial rulings from federal District Courts in California and Missouri have held the procedures in those states to be unconstitutional because they lack sufficient safeguards and oversight to ensure the orderly application of lethal injection.
www.deathpenaltyinfo.org...

There are still 397 people on death row in Florida including 2 women. They do have a choice of lethal injection or the electric chair, or as its known in Starke Florida "Ole Sparky"




The executioner:
Is a private citizen who is paid $150 per execution. State law allows for his or her identity to remain anonymous.


www.dc.state.fl.us...



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 08:56 PM
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why not just go back to the days of firing squad? I understand it might be cruel and unusual, but how much does a box of ammo cost???



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