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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

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    Revenge is the only justification for capital punishment.
    If that is true we should do away with it.

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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

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    Sick thing is that there would be nut jobs who would enjoy that.

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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Revenge is the only justification for capital punishment.
    hogwash. Some people view capital punishment as a fitting punishment for a heinous crime. Some people view it as a means of ensuring murderers don't have the opportunity to commit the act again. Vengeance should never be the reason a justice system employs the punishment.

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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Firing squads are a waste. It only takes one bullet in the brain pan to kill someone. Why waste all them bullets that a whole squad has? Faster than leathal injection and no chance of the wrong amount or mixture of poison being used and prolonging the death. If you don't think one bullet is enough then just do a double tap to the head. No one will live through that.
    The point of the squad is that only one rifle has a bullet in it, the other have a blank in it. No one knows which gun has a live round. That way none of the guards doing the execution don't have to have the feeling regret of taking a person's life.

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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    The point of the squad is that only one rifle has a bullet in it, the other have a blank in it. No one knows which gun has a live round. That way none of the guards doing the execution don't have to have the feeling regret of taking a person's life.
    What if that one guy is a bad shot?

    But actually I thought it was the opposite: one gun has a blank.
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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    What if that one guy is a bad shot?

    But actually I thought it was the opposite: one gun has a blank.
    Try again.

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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    The point of the squad is that only one rifle has a bullet in it, the other have a blank in it. No one knows which gun has a live round. That way none of the guards doing the execution don't have to have the feeling regret of taking a person's life.
    That's just an illusion. There is just as much of a chance of being the one the killed the person so the regret AND doubt will be there.
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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Firing squads are a waste. It only takes one bullet in the brain pan to kill someone. Why waste all them bullets that a whole squad has? Faster than leathal injection and no chance of the wrong amount or mixture of poison being used and prolonging the death. If you don't think one bullet is enough then just do a double tap to the head. No one will live through that.
    The main reason is to protect the mental health of the would-be executioners. 1 blank is placed in one of the guns. Psychologically it can be difficult for someone, even an executioner to live with the fact that he killed a human being. The blank allows them to somewhat "rationalize" it by saying that I cannot say for certain that I killed someone because my gun may have had the blank.
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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    We have physicians that inject poison into a persons body by the push of a button. Those people know that they are the ones that kill the person. If they can handle it then others can also. Blanks and the extra personnel are still a waste of money and still not needed imo.
    Again....there have been cases where it has been psychologically difficult for the executioner to live with the fact that they killed a human being. They might not expect it at the time, but later in life it can haunt them. This is the purpose of the blanks and having multiple executioners. even the toughest tough guy can suffer psychologically knowing that they killed someone.
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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

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    And police departments charged with altering evidence, coercing witnesses, and cities paying out huge restitution amounts.

    I'm not sure, but I believe evidence is stored now in a climate controlled area. I have heard of instances where blood or semen DNA can be extracted from clothing stored in brown bags for as many as twenty years, but I don't know if that's fact or fiction.
    It seems to be fact. I watch shows like Cold Case Files and others like it. Crimes that were committed back in the 80s and 90s that weren't solved because DNA testing wasn't available at the time can now be solved with DNA testing, and it's pretty amazing both how old the genetic material can be as well as how precise the results.

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