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  1. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 9 months ago

    All together now. Let’s all cry for that poor, botched-execution victim. You know, the one who shot-gunned a 19-year young woman, then had her buried will still alive, and probably in agony. Let’s all pray for him!

  2. Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    A couple of years ago, we had to euthanize our German Shepard/Lab mix. He weighed around 100lbs. He was severely impaired and had reached the point of not being able to walk stand or sit. Plus he had numerous rapidly growing lumps over his body. He was clearly in a lot of pain, and 14 years old. The vets came to our house and administered a local where they made the injection. He went very quickly, and with no evident pain.

    I mention this because, those same drugs and techniques could be used on humans. However, the drug companies do not wish to be associated with with facilitating human death, so they refuse to allow the drugs to be used for lethal injections. I understand their reluctance. Those opposed to the death penalty would give them a hard time.

    So here is the deal. If you really believe in the death penalty, help fund a company that will simply make these (or similar) drugs available for use on humans. After all, every execution that does not result in instant bye-bye stirs up those who oppose the death penalty. So, put your money where your mouth is.

  3. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 9 months ago

    Life in prison for many years in solitary is much worse than death. Execution (murder by government) is a free one way trip out of the mess the person is in. And if you’re going to murder the convicted, drain the blood to use for transfusions and harvest the organs for transplant.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Being locked in a cell the size of the grave they dug this woman, for the rest of his “natural” life, would have been justice in this particular case, but the simple fact is, the axe, guilotine, and noose, are all more “humane” than these idiotic cocktails. The real issue is the blood-lust folks who want the death penalty, are too squeemish to do it right, because they can’t stand “violence”. right.

  5. Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago


    I am aware that the brain continues to function after “death.” That is to say, there is activity. But is there awareness? People lose consciousness in only a few seconds if their blood supply to the brain is interrupted (severe arterial bleeding).

    But in fact, one could arrange for instant brain-death. Just substitute Gallagher’s watermelon and Sledge-O-Matic™ with a human head and a high speed piston driver. Smashing idea, what? You could push the button to operate it, but then you also have to clean up for the next executioner.

    But hey, there are more ideas here. You could even help pay off the national debt!

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    ^^antique: I’ve arrested two murderers: one was a guy who was wanted by 11 states for robbery and homicide, and the feds for bank robbery. We sent him off, and the of the states had the death penalty, so don’t know if he was executed or not but I can guarantee he never saw the outside.

    The second murderer was a girl who’s father (coincidentally a Republican elected official, and lawyer), she got off with a reduced involuntary manslaughter, basically skating on our charge. It turned out that she’d just reached prosecutable age, and this guy was the THIRD boyfriend she’’d shot, and fortunately for one of the guys, only the second who died, but then six rounds from a revolver in the back of the head will do that. She should have gotten a life term at a minimum, but that “who you know” has value.

    You might also want to consider the statistics, called FACTS on how many convicted murderers serving on death row have been released, because it’s been proved they were INNOCENT! As I’ve stated, I don’t object on principle to some folks getting the death penalty, but the cost of it, and the way some states hand it down, makes me question the true wisdom of it in many other cases.

  7. Mokurai

    Mokurai said, 9 months ago

    The man who invented the lethal injection protocol now says that it was the biggest mistake of his life, and has become an Episcopal priest. A little like the slave ship captain who wrote the hymn Amazing Grace and became an Anglican priest and a leader in the anti-slavery movement two centuries ago. We could do with more who can come to see the errors of their ways.

  8. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 9 months ago


    One bullet and make the convict family pay for the bullet.
    Gee, just like they do in China and North Korea. Yeah, all those “bleeding heart liberals” aren’t bloodthirsty enough. We also need to punish the family of the perps while pissing on the grave.

  9. rod anderson

    rod anderson said, 9 months ago

    Making the victim pay for the bullet is exactly what Hutu militias did in Rwanda, where the other means of killing was a machete. We called it barbaric then. The man was convicted of a particularly cruel murder. Death is more than enough punishmen for the crime.

  10. gammaguy

    gammaguy said, 9 months ago

    Also posted on a related cartoon:
    This high-tech stuff has nothing to do with the death penalty itself. It has to do with the politicians — of all stripes — lining the pockets of those who provide the chemicals and theater (yes, the actually real reality show of killing someone, made even more entertaining by the suspense of wondering what might go wrong THIS time).
    There is and always has been a simple, inexpensive, proven, and “humane” (in case that’s considered important) method… carbon monoxide. Proven not just in the lab but in “regular” use every year in both accidents and deliberate suicides, carbon monoxide painlessly renders its victims unconscious before eventually killing them. And if for some reason it fails to do the job the first time, it can be tried again, with no more suffering in the meantime (as has been reported by survivors) than one would get from an alcoholic hangover.
    Yet I’ve never heard of this method being discussed by law enforcement, politicians, or the media. Why not?

  11. No New Wars

    No New Wars said, 9 months ago

    @NeoconMan: crucifixion was a Roman (amongst others) practice, not a Christian one. The Christian tradition is massed swords, arrows, cannon and gunfire for groups, alternatively torture then burning alive for individuals.

    @gammaguy: indeed, carbon monoxide is probably the cleanest, safest, most hygienic and most humane method available. It is ironic that the generator(s) used to run the electric chair probably produce enough CO when cooking one person to death to kill everyone on death row. (Also, it was a method used by both the Nazis and the Soviets, so should be acceptable to both the political left and right.)

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