Signe Wilkinson by Signe Wilkinson

Signe Wilkinson

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  1. Cinci Steve

    Cinci Steve GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Ya, a real swell guy……..
    Joseph Wood and his 29-year-old ex-girlfriend, Debbie Dietz, had been involved in a turbulent relationship for 5 years, which had been marred by numerous breakups and several domestic violent incidents. Debbie was working at a local body shop owned by her family. On August 7, 1989, Wood walked into the shop and shot Gene Dietz, age 55, in the chest with a .38 caliber revolver, killing him. Gene Dietz’s 70-year-old brother was present and tried to stop Wood, but Wood pushed him away and proceeded into another section of the body shop. Wood went up to Debbie, placed her in some type of hold, and shot her once in the abdomen and once in the chest, killing her.

  2. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, about 2 years ago

    An honest question (not rhetorical):
    Veterinarians routinely euthanize animals, mammals as small as rodents or as big as horses.
    We are told it is quick & painless. I watched my dog die. It seemed reasonable.
    Why is it so hard to do the same with human mammals?
    I’m really ignorant about this.
    TIA for enlightening me.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    “Just think of the revenue the Pay-Per-View rights could have made”

    I wish I could disagree with that as a concept, but public executions used to draw pretty good crowds.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Nos Nevets

    This seems to be a new issue. I recall reading an article back it was first reported of this phenomenon that there was a shortage of the “proper” drugs used in lethal injection. Other drugs were used in their place with less than painless results. The companies supplying the lethal injection drugs should be investigated, if they haven’t been already.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Cinci Steve

    And for that they sentenced him to execution. This cartoon isn’t commenting on whether he should have been executed, or the death penalty itself. It’s commenting on how long it took to kill him.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    “the death penalty lets them off too easy.”

    Just what exactly did you have in mind?

  7. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The companies that supply the lethal injections drugs have decided they don’t want anything to do with executions and have threatened to withhold the drugs from the American market if we continued to use them. These drugs are used for a multitude of other things as medical treatments so they can no longer be used. They can draw and quarter guys like Wood, unfortunately they occasionally also execute innocent people.

  8. Balto Bill

    Balto Bill said, about 2 years ago

    So can we use what the vets use on innocent humans?

  9. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 2 years ago

    Or you could abolish capital punishment altogether. I hear California’s supreme court ruled on it recently.

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 2 years ago

    “I will not hold for the penalty of death until you can show me that man is incapable of error.” Thomas Jefferson
    Four things are required for tyranny, lacking all four, there is a chance of freedom, but with all four, hope can only come from outside.
    Censorship: We have that now, not directly from government, but indirectly by corporate sponsors who also own the government.
    Conscription: Its on the law books, but not enforced as long as massive unemployment forces the poor to “volunteer”.
    Capital Punishment: If life is not an unalienable right, liberty can’t be either.
    Prejudice: Not quite the Nazi concept of an artificially designated “Üntermenchen”, but close, with a diffused grab-bag of Muslims, Hispanics, blacks, gays, poor, political parties not Republicrat, peacemakers, etc.
    CCCP, switch to the Cyrilic alphabet and you will get one of the more successful manifestations of this philosophy.
    “Those who refuse to study history will be compelled to relive it.” paraphrased from George Santyana
    I find the blood-lust of most of the previous posts disgusting and unworthy of a civilized culture.

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 2 years ago

    The cost to keep them for “life without parole” are pretty high. Exceeded only by the cost of trying to put them to death, which are often ten to one hundred times higher.

  12. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 2 years ago

    I’ll go along with your idea if you agree to this: If a person is put through this “expedited” process, is executed, and then is found innocent, then you die the same way.
    I mean, if you have faith that the system would never ever fail, then you should have no problem with putting your life where your mouth is, right? Or do you consider the state killing innocent people “acceptable losses”, so long as it’s some other poor sap who pays the ultimate price?

  13. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, about 2 years ago

    @Cinci Steve

    Thank you for reminding us why the criminal was sentenced to death in the first place.
    I would give more attention to some anti-death penalty arguments if they acknowledged and weighed the enormity of the crime associated with this execution.
    We cannot bring back the dead, of course. But if the death penalty deters the murder of even one more person then it is worth keeping.

  14. mextea

    mextea said, about 2 years ago

    so?…what if it took 10 hours????so?

  15. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, about 2 years ago


    drawing and quartering comes to mind, as long as he was guilty.

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