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Re: “House Passes Bill Allowing Electrocution If Lethal Injection Is Unavailable (UPDATED)

If only Governor Frank Clement had gotten one more vote in the House of Representatives in 1965, we would not have the Death Penalty in Tennessee and would not be having this discussion. Governor Clement was right, and the Death Penalty should have been abolished in Tennessee in 1965. Hopefully New Hampshire will be the 19th state to abolish the Death Penalty tomorrow, the day before Good Friday. With most nations in the world having abolished the Death Penalty, what would Jesus Christ say about Tennessee enforcing the Death Penalty today on the eve of Good Friday?

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Posted by Ed on 04/16/2014 at 7:47 PM

Re: “House Passes Bill Allowing Electrocution If Lethal Injection Is Unavailable (UPDATED)

Geez, Bubba, how many times have you been convicted?

Posted by yoyo moi on 04/16/2014 at 7:01 PM

Re: “House Passes Bill Allowing Electrocution If Lethal Injection Is Unavailable (UPDATED)

BTW, Attorney General Robert Cooper can kiss my ass.

Posted by bubbadog on 04/16/2014 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Which Candidate For DA Does The Tennessean Think Will Let Criminals Evade Justice?

It would be nice to get ride of the criminals in the DA's office before targeting the wider population.

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Posted by bubbadog on 04/16/2014 at 6:08 PM

Re: “House Passes Bill Allowing Electrocution If Lethal Injection Is Unavailable (UPDATED)

"What's the difference..."

The difference is that the lethal injection drugs used in executions are no longer available, causing quite a conundrum for pro-life Red States hellbent on killing citizens. States have actually been forced to -- gasp -- STOP EXECUTING PEOPLE! Some states claim to have found new drugs which have never been used for this purpose before, causing all sorts of legal issues. So places like Virginia and Tennessee are trying to go back to the old methods because apparently they want to shrink government so small it can decide who lives and dies.

That's the difference. If you seriously thought anyone in the TN Leg gave a crap about being "cruel" and "humane" you are smoking something.

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Posted by Southern Beale on 04/16/2014 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Which Candidate For DA Does The Tennessean Think Will Let Criminals Evade Justice?

A Tennessean endorsement is a bad mark on them to me. Any candidate who wants my vote will think twice before getting asparagus cast upon their character like that.

Posted by accipiter on 04/16/2014 at 5:23 PM

Re: “House Passes Bill Allowing Electrocution If Lethal Injection Is Unavailable (UPDATED)

Four days before Easter Sunday ... two days before Good Friday. OH THE IRONY IT BURRRRNS.... ow ow ow ow .....

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Posted by Southern Beale on 04/16/2014 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Which Candidate For DA Does The Tennessean Think Will Let Criminals Evade Justice?

Didn't know Harvey Dent was running

Posted by Mark Mays on 04/16/2014 at 4:46 PM

Re: “As the city grapples with public transportation, Nashville neighborhoods want more attention for sidewalks

"Neighborhood sidewalks are important, but most people aren't visiting Nashville to go for a walk in the suburbs."

And you've hit the nail on the head, Citizen X. Nashville isn't for the people that live here. It's for the tourists! That's the message that Dean has been trying to tell us for, what, six years now. If you are not willing to sacrifice your own comfort and well being for the benefit of tourists, maybe you should just move somewhere else.

Posted by Former Tennessean Reader on 04/16/2014 at 4:42 PM

Re: “House Passes Bill Allowing Electrocution If Lethal Injection Is Unavailable (UPDATED)

As AWP would point out, the evil government is often wrong, but never wrong about executing criminal scum....unless they forget to discard DNA evidence proving someone innocent....which won't happen in the future, now that they have a written "Note to self" to destroy any suppressed DNA evidence after the conviction.

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Posted by Gregory D. Hanners on 04/16/2014 at 3:41 PM

Re: “House Passes Bill Allowing Electrocution If Lethal Injection Is Unavailable (UPDATED)

Peter,
You are right. Correction forthcoming.

Posted by Steven Hale on 04/16/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “The State House Will Not Apologize for the Sins of Its (Great, Great, Great) Grandfathers

You could do both, Angl. You would really feel good.

Like a shoeshine, makes you feel good all day.

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Posted by john on 04/16/2014 at 3:19 PM

Re: “House Passes Bill Allowing Electrocution If Lethal Injection Is Unavailable (UPDATED)

Is it going to the governor yet? It appears that the senate version would have only applied to offenses occurring on or after July 1, 2014 (the effective date). However, it appears that the House stripped that provision, thus making the bill applicable to anyone on death row. Those changes would have to be resolved, right?

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Posted by Peter North on 04/16/2014 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Open Carry Doomed Because of Memphis?

"Also, let's not ignore the fact that when people in Nashville say they don't like Memphis, what they really mean is they don't like to be around that many black people. It's the same reason they never go near TSU."

Isn't the race card just a little worn out?

Posted by Zoombah on 04/16/2014 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Open Carry Doomed Because of Memphis?

"Having that many guns in the hands of untrained people at all times would inevitably cause an increase in accidental shootings and gun deaths."

Let's see some proof.

Posted by Zoombah on 04/16/2014 at 2:58 PM

Re: “House Democrats Planning Shenanigans...And They're Brilliant

"and then head home".

From your mouth to God's ear.

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Posted by Min on 04/16/2014 at 2:55 PM

Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

Is it possible that one reason no funds have ever been provided for rape testing kits for Memphis is the belief that many of the victims are black?

Posted by insolent bystander on 04/16/2014 at 2:40 PM

Re: “House Passes Bill Allowing Electrocution If Lethal Injection Is Unavailable (UPDATED)

What's the difference--in terms of being cruel and inhumane--of strapping a man to a gurney and injecting him with poison versus strapping him to a chair and electricuting him?

Both of these methods amount to torturing someone to death--which is certainly cruel. And if it's not "unusual" in our society, it should be.

I do not think the government--and particularly the Tennessee State Legislature, which reached some new lows during this session--should be in the business of killing people, regardless of their crimes. Life imprisonment should be the harshest sentence we mete out.

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Posted by bored regent on 04/16/2014 at 2:35 PM

Re: “DA Candidates Answer Extensive Questionnaire

Agreed - without attending a forum in person, information about each candidate and his/her views has been difficult to come by. Good questions and (mostly) good answers all around.

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Posted by sixteentoone on 04/16/2014 at 2:28 PM

Re: “House Democrats Planning Shenanigans...And They're Brilliant

The amendment, as well as the resolution it's attached to, doesn't really do anything. No action of any sort will be required by anyone if this passes.

The resolution just says the legislature condemns the action of the federal judge. The amendment "strongly urges the Attorney General to vigorously and zealously defend the constitutionality" of the unconstitutional law being trumped in federal court.

The legislature will probably pass the amended resolution and then head home, congratulating themselves for another fine day's work of getting re-elected.

I'm sorry. I mean "serving the people".

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Posted by Pragmatist on 04/16/2014 at 2:15 PM

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