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Wed May 5, 2021, 07:16 PM

South Carolina House adds firing squad to execution methods

Source: AP

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) The South Carolina House voted Wednesday to add a firing squad to the state's execution methods amid a lack of lethal-injection drugs a measure meant to jump-start executions in a state that once had one of the busiest death chambers in the nation.

The bill, approved by a 66-43 vote, will require condemned inmates to choose either being shot or electrocuted if lethal injection drugs aren't available. The state is one of only nine to still use the electric chair and will become only the fourth to allow a firing squad.

South Carolina last executed a death row inmate 10 years ago Thursday.

The Senate already had approved the bill in March, by a vote of 32-11. The House only made minor technical changes to that version, meaning that after a routine final vote in the House and a signoff by the Senate, it will go to Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, who has said he will sign it.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/south-carolina-house-adds-firing-squad-to-execution-methods/ar-BB1goLgQ?li=BBnb7Kz



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Reply South Carolina House adds firing squad to execution methods (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2021 OP
Ferrets are Cool May 2021 #1
JohnnyRingo May 2021 #12
catsudon May 2021 #15
JudyM May 2021 #2
BarbD May 2021 #3
Shermann May 2021 #4
Evolve Dammit May 2021 #5
Red Mountain May 2021 #6
Humanist_Activist May 2021 #7
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pazzyanne May 2021 #9
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LiberalFighter May 2021 #11
thenelm1 May 2021 #13
Jon King May 2021 #14
AZLD4Candidate May 2021 #16
Grokenstein May 2021 #17
BootinUp May 2021 #18
Warpy May 2021 #19
LymphocyteLover May 2021 #20

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 07:27 PM

1. And will have hundreds of rednecks lining up volunteering to pull the triggers.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #1)

Wed May 5, 2021, 11:04 PM

12. That was my first thought.

Many will offer to bring their own guns and ammo.

"We told you to wait until we said fire".

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #1)

Wed May 5, 2021, 11:41 PM

15. they have to wait a long time

South Carolina last executed a death row inmate 10 years ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_executed_in_South_Carolina

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 07:55 PM

2. WTH!



What country is this, again??

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 07:58 PM

3. There's always the guillotine.

Quick and definitive.

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Response to BarbD (Reply #3)

Wed May 5, 2021, 08:07 PM

4. Well there is that possible 20 seconds of beheaded consciousness

I think I'd take the firing line over that.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 09:24 PM

5. Well bless their little black hearts. Perhaps stoning or disembowlment will soon be options..

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 09:26 PM

6. Who would have thought they were so progressive?

They completely skipped over drawing and quartering, drowning, stoning, or simply burying alive?

Certainly not encouraging but surprising.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 09:43 PM

7. Such evil people. n/t

 

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 09:51 PM

8. Barbarians. They enjoy the suffering of others. N/T

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 10:07 PM

9. This must be part of tRump's "Make America Great" plan. nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 10:47 PM

10. Helping the citizens of the most seditious state in the Union....

What a disgrace. Bad enough they have ms lindsey as one US senator, and the token minority stooge, Uncle Tim as the other, that they are responsible for the start of the Civil War, and another 160 years of disgraceful racist laws and actions; but now they are focused on how best to kill death row prisoners.

Unbelievable that these repuKKKe controlled states can be all about oppressing the blacks and trying to keep themselves safely locked in the 1850's.....but they spend their time and energy on such deplorable services....looking out for the good people of South Carolina.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 10:59 PM

11. I hope those Republicans are first in line for the bullets.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 11:30 PM

13. Have them stand in a circle. Then they can get the target from all sides. n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 11:34 PM

14. Nothing on health care, education, infrastructure, climate.

Just day after day after month after year of nonsense from Repugs. They truly have held this country back in so many ways.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 12:01 AM

16. Why not a spanish horse, gibbeting, or hanged then drawn and quartered? Bring back keel hauling.

The State should not be able to take away from a person something it cannot give back.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 12:20 AM

17. Thank the lord they're focused on what matters.

And that the condemned gets to pick.

"South Carolina: We'un's is PRO-CHOICE!"

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 12:56 AM

18. This must excite the rabid RW base, here doggy *whistle* nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 12:59 AM

19. This is really, really stupid

All they need to do is OD them on fentanyl, there is plenty of that stuff from China and they'd be happy to supply it.

They're just terrified somebody might get a nanosecond of "whee!" before lights out.

State sanctioned murder is barbaric and should be stopped, altogether. If the vengeful and bloodthirsty sadists are going to insist on it in some of the more primitive states, they should use whatis both widely available and works efficiently. Fentanyl would work very well.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 07:34 AM

20. Here's an idea if there's no drugs to do executions--

STOP DOING EXECUTIONS!!!

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