Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, 6 months ago

    There’s a simple solution that will satisfy everyone: hemp rope!

  2. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, 6 months ago

    it deters the killer from killing again. Boy are you dumb!!!

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 months ago


    The reason hangings aren’t used much any more is it was too easy to botch. The point is to snap the subject’s neck for a instant death. Too little drop and they strangle to death. Too much drop and they decapitate.

  4. SpynCycle

    SpynCycle said, 6 months ago

    They botched the execution and killed him.

  5. jonesb

    jonesb said, 6 months ago


    And the bad thing about decapitating or strangling?

  6. John Locke

    John Locke said, 6 months ago

    The object of capital punishment is justice. Deterrence is a side issue.

  7. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 6 months ago

    The practice of execution may have reached the end of its rope.

  8. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 6 months ago

    @John Locke

    Deterrence is not a side issue to pragmatists. Dealing out effective justice should also serve as deterrence and vice versa. But your point is still well taken.

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 6 months ago

    Nope, it won’t stop ‘em, Ted. Never has, never will.
    The kind of people who can be deterred by consequences aren’t the kind of people who go around killing people!

  10. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 6 months ago

    Sharia Law calls for the death penalty, too. This proves Americans are as good as THEY are.

  11. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, 6 months ago

    I don’t know – it’s a pretty good deterrent for me.

    Point is, I don’t think you can really say that, when the vast majority of people don’t commit capital crimes.

  12. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    The execution was only 50% botched. They were supposed to execute two men that night. An execution is a complete success as soon as the prisoner is dead (official Florida statement, dramatised on “The Green Mile”), but they were so upset that the first execution took so long, they didn’t have the stomach to proceed with the second execution that same night. So two executions scheduled, one dead prisoner, that’s a 50, which is a failing mark at most US schools.

  13. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago


    Sharia Law is WWMD? Obviously, death must be the penalty for blasphemy (or educating women) but murder is up to the victim’s next of kin. They’re given the choice of cash or death, and it’s entirely up to them which they prefer. If the victim’s next of kin takes the cash, the state can’t execute the murderer (at least not for that murder).

  14. Baleine

    Baleine said, 6 months ago

    @John Locke

    One of the main goals of any justice system is deterrence. There have been numerous studies that the death penalty has never been effective means of reaching that goal.

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, 6 months ago

    @Mr King

    Those jokes are cruel and unusual punishment.

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