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History of the Death Penalty

There is no written record of the Stone Age executions, but in our recorded history we began with; “Stoning”, “Impaling”, “Disemboweling”, “Beheading”, and “Burning at the Stake”.
 
In our more recent history we have used; “A Firing Squad”, “The Guillotine” “Hanging”, “The Electric Chair”, “The Gas Chamber”, and now we are told “the most humane way to kill a human being”.

“Lethal Injection”.

Why has this search for the “Humane” way to kill a human being continued?

Public executions used to be public but we banned them and moved them to a more dignified private setting with only a few selected witnesses. Are we afraid to face the guilt we feel or agony of the condemned?

Knowing that we are guilty of the very crime the accused must sacrifice their life for is not a very comfortable position, to say nothing about the thought of execution of an innocent person.

No matter how long the search continues, we will never find a “Humane” way to kill another human being. There is none.

BOMBSHELL: Denver courthouse anticipates black folks will be upset when Dexter Lewis gets the death penalty unlike white James Holmes.

DENVER, COLORADO- In federal court on Friday the chief of security of the Lindsey Flanigan Courthouse testified that recent restrictions on protest activity around the building were enacted in anticipation of black community unrest at the likely death sentence for accused murderer Dexter Lewis, who is African American. In view of the fact that James Holmes, the Aurora theater shooter, is white and did not received the death penalty. This story was more likely contrived to cover for the courthouse’s ongoing effort to curtail the distribution of jury nullification pamphlets. But since they brought it up… I should think the Denver community would not want to disappoint authorities with respect to public indignation at our usual broken racist justice system.

The Death Penalty

In May of 1960, I was place in the “Hole” for ten days, at that time they would feed you a bowl of spinach once a day. The “Hole” was in cell house three, which also housed death row. When the guard came to my cell, I refused the spinach. He told me that he bet I’d be eating it by the end of ten days. Directly on the tier above me was death row. One of the prisoners on death row (David F. Early) over-heard my conversation with the guard.

At meal time, David would share his meals with me; he had a string made from his mattress and would lower part of his meal down to me.

On Aug. 12th 1961, David was gassed in the gas chamber.

For those who would cry out, that the death penalty is a deterrent, I would say: we’ve had a few hundred years of this “deterrent” and it doesn’t seem to be working.

My opposition to the death penalty does not come from the kindness or compassion that David showed to me, but rather from the fact that I believed we as a society were more cruel to put a person in a small concrete room and then day after day tell them we were going to kill them.

It seemed to me then as it does now that our crime is far greater than theirs.

It was also a lesson for me about kindness and compassion; it’s possible to find even on death row.

Prosecutors in the Blood Covered State of Colorado go for Blood to be extracted from the criminally insane

“It’s my determination and my intention that in this case for James Eagan Holmes justice is death,” Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler said at Monday’s hearing, which the accused attended. Mr Holmes’ parents sat holding hands in the public gallery. See Aurora suspect James Holmes should be executed, say prosecutors

Wait a second! Isn’t James Holmes insane, ‘Legally Insane’, and a grand example of how our society is unable to deal with those who suffer from mental illness? Why go for his blood by demanding the death penalty then? Well I guess that it is easier than trying to achieve any gun control in our WAR-addicted US society… Oh Yes it is!

So what will we soon see ahead? Nuclear war with North Korea as our native born US war mongers continue on with their decades long war against the Koreans? More ‘accidental’ killings at home? More criminally insane people going off berzerk like Holmes did? Sadly, we as a people, seem unable to deal constructively with reality and continue our death plunge toward the extinction of our own damned selves. Our local prosecutors meanwhile play out the role of being our ruling class’s ‘April Fools’.

Will state of Georgia murder Troy Davis tomorrow in your name racist America?

The state of Georgia is about to murder the likely innocent Troy Davis in somebody’s name. By now you’ve probably been alerted that Davis is scheduled to be executed for the 1989 shooting of a Savannah policeman, despite witnesses having now recanted and another having implicated himself. Supporters are rallying to ask for clemency for Davis, arguing there is insufficient evidence to uphold the death sentence. So far Georgia’s obstinate. A stay of execution has just been denied. Any link to the state’s lion’s share of the nation’s black population behind bars? Or being second only to Mississippi in number of racial lynchings? Since 1882: 492 versus 539, out of total 3,446.

In a display of Republican “Courage” Rick GoodHair set to have another human killed

… and in true Republican fashoin, (cowardice) he’ll have several Prison Guard Pigs strap the REAL man to a table and a so-called doctor who is afraid to have even his real name come out will poison him.
Republicans love to kill people who are helpless. It’s why they support wars too. Just, you know, not with their own presence. Just like Rick Perry and George Bush never had the guts to do their murders or thefts or work for themselves.
The intended victim, Duane Buck, was sentenced partly on the basis of a psychologist, who of course wasn’t speaking in a Racist manner at all, said that Black men would have a higher risk of re-offending than whites.
Completely ignoring such WASP serial killers as George Bush and Rick GoodHair. Gordon Brown and Tony Blair don’t appear to be black either
(That’s funny, you don’t LOOK Negr-ish) yet their killing spree goes on unabated and, judging from their books where they congratulate themselves for being such punk-ass thieving murdering liars, unabashed as well.
My question to so-called “conservatives” is as always…
If your leaders are such low-life scum, what does that make YOU for looking up to them?
You of course already know the answer. Y vuestras Mamas tambien, putos.

Corporate personhood: unintended consequences

  • yes/no: are corporations persons?
    Are Corporations composed of shareholders?
    Do Corporations act on behalf and with the explicit consent of the shareholders?
    Has the corporation, with said consent, used any consideration of value including the intellectual property of the corporate officers or of salaried employees or contractors ever made statements supporting the Death Penalty or joined as paying members any organization supporting the Death Penalty?
    Do they accept without question the definitions of Capital crimes including giving false testimony which results in the death of another human being, killing for money, treason?
    Of the shareholders holding a majority of the stocks bonds or other assets of the corporation, do ANY have stocks in Advertising AND firearms corporations AND Data/Software Corporations which publish movies or video games glorifying violence?
    Do any of the corporate Persons advocate the notion that firearms are necessary for self defense?
    Have any of the corporate persons made statements advocating lenience in the cases of persons condemned to death as accessories to capital murder, such as the “getaway driver”?
    Does the corporation support acts of retaliation against the perpetrators of 9/11?
    Does the Corporation support such acts even against nations which were NOT the perpetrators, such as Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Afghanistan?
    Combine the answers with facts such as Advertising for guns, like SUV ads,
  • are directed to people who feel powerless and victimized,
  • that firearms are used by Americans in either accidental or intentional homicides which are NOT self defense many times more than any adjudicated cases of Self Defense,
  • that the violent movies and video games teach that killing is not only acceptable but fun,
  • and NewsCorp and its subsidiaries such as FOX News and the Republican and Tea Parties are guilty of many more capital murders Every Year than the number of victims of the WTC attacks.
  • Peter King (R-NY) = Painful rectal itch

    Rabidly Anti-Freedom. Freedom of speech unless you say anything against his Pet War. Freedom of Religion unless you’re Muslim of any sect, Jewish of any sect that doesn’t rabidly scream for the death penalty against all Muslims everywhere, Christian and not supportive of the D.P.A.A.M.E., Property Rights unless you’re Muslim and are building a community center near the “hallowed ground” Freedom to support any political party except for a long list he carries in his pockets including Democrats, Anarchists, Greens, Republican Caucuses that are too “liberal” for him… And any candidate he identifies as a Muslim or “soft on Islam”.

    Also we’re “free” to support the wars, and free to refrain from questioning the treasonous LIES spread by, among others, Peter King, R-N.Y., to start and continue the wars.

    Another one who says that we HAVE to believe the Lies the Pentagon tells us about the wars, because.. because… because…

    Well, because if we believed the TRUTH, then the Wars would be impossible to support, fight or win.

    His ChickenShit ChickenHawk chorus chants the refrain

    “We agree, we agree,
    we are the chorus
    and we agree”

    And that makes all better. Four legs good two legs Baaaaaaaaaadddd.

    One of the Kiddy-Murder supporting groups calls itself “Godly Politics”. I would just bet they also supported the attack on the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church where the Gunman was taking aim at the Children of the church.

    Them Republicans Sho’ does love them some Baby-killin’.

    Pursuant to that, Mr King thinks Bradley Manning should be murdered for telling the truth about his favorite Moneymaker Wars. You can tell the punk is rolling in War Industry money just by his rabid fervor for War, More War, and then for dessert, Even MORE War.

    He also thinks that President Obama is a “secret Muslim” and should be first impeached and then executed. The Republicans call him one of their Intellectual Elites.

    The good news is that if the enemy are that STUPID and that predictable in all their responses, well…

    His embrace of the name of God to back his Satanic Death-mongering and Hatred is not merely blasphemous, it borders on the character descriptors of AntiChrist.

    If a leftist says anything against any of the concepts he embraces, that person is dismissed by the Elitists as being “angry”.

    Anger is a normal human emotion. Those who use “mad” and “angry” interchangeably, either don’t actually KNOW what they’re saying or just don’t care. But anger is only madness if there’s no actual reason for it.

    Peter King is Angry that so many Americans don’t follow his Madness and Hatred. A part of the massive Temper-tantrum by the oversized infants who go to TeaBag rallies and Scream, Whine and Snivel because they’re not being allowed to run things the way THEY want to. Waa.. waaa. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Titty babies.

    Free Bradley Manning.

    Swiss refuse to hand over Polanski, US upset, still haven’t handed over Bush

    Not trying to minimalize or trivialize date-rape or child molesting, but that’s ONE count against Mr Polanski and (at least) Hundreds of Thousands of counts of Murder, including and especially children, against Messieurs Bush, Cheney, Rove, Petraeus, McChrystal, Rumsfeld, Prince, McCain, Kristol, “scooter” Libby, Murdoch, O’Reilly, Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Dobbs, Mesdames Rice, Malkin, Palin, Bachmann, Coulter and any other Accomplices in the Wars started with, enabled by and continued under the auspices of, blatant acts of Perjury.
    The charges of War Crimes against these “leaders” and propagandists are consistent with United States policies as expressed during the Nunrberg Trials against officials of the nation of Deutschland and the Vichy Government of France (which had been diplomatically recognized by the U.S.) and “collaborators” including and especially Propagandists, such as Axis Annie, Tokyo Rose and Lord Haw-Haw.

    Also recognized precedent, in U.S. RECENT history, every single person detained under the vague charge of “unlawful combatant” including those “arrested” in nations with which the United States has no formal extradition treaties nor, indeed, official recognition of their governments as being legitimate. Messieurs Bush and Cheney identified (vaguely) 60 foreign governments who they felt obliged to subject to the same levels of “regime change” imposed on the People of Iraq and Afghanistan. Tit for Tat.

    What goes around comes back around. When the U.S. “justice” department extradites War Criminals to the Hague, which unlike the Guantanamo Military Kangaroo Tribunals, does NOT have the Death Penalty, then and only then would they even begin to have a legitimate cause for their Crybaby-ass Whining about those bad ol’ Europeans not extraditing to the U.S. Concentration Camp/Slave Labor “justice” System.

    Nationalism explicitly grants sovereignty equally to ALL nations, excluding ANY other nation from that right is not Nationalism, but Imperialism.

    Under quite a few treaties signed and ratified by the United States Congress and several Presidents, including the U.N. Charter, the Hague Conventions and Geneva Conventions,

    THIS IS ESPECIALLY AIMED TOWARD THE REPUBLICAN, TEABAG, DOMINIONIST, STATE’S RIGHTS AND OTHER DOUCHEBAG PARTIES who believe they and they alone can interpret the Constitution of the United States, or impose their so-called authority onto other Citizens of the United States or especially onto citizens in Other Nations

    Article 6 of the Constitution states in the second sentence:

    This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

    Bet Glenn Beck University never told you punks THAT, did he? Or Limbaugh or Michael “the savage” Weiner or Hannity… Did they?
    Pat Robertson, maybe? No?

    Babykilling new Sport-du-jour. Update: No fatalities, lots of injuries…

    Actually in French it would be jeu du jour which is kind of a really bad pun.
    But, in China, a day care center/preschool was the scene of a knife attack.
    I didn’t read past the headline, sue me. 28 people stabbed, no word in the headline how many died, no word how many were kids.
    The motive isn’t given either, but if it were, it would sound like gnarblsgnashsnarlwhipframdoodle.
    In short, it wouldn’t make any sense to an actual sentient person anyway.
    I know the standard arguments this will arouse, I bet if I turned on Bile O’Liely or whatever twit is holding forth on Hate-TV and Hate-Radio right now I’d hear “See, if one of the kids had a gun it would never have happened”
    News Flash, China has Universal Conscription, meaning everybody in the whole damned country learns how to use guns at one point in his life. They also make quite a few guns, so many in fact that they sell them on the export market. Those SkS machine guns that are ever so popular up on Rampart Range, for instance.

    “See, even a knife can be used as a weapon of mass murder”. Well, sure. And if the guy had taken in one of those readily available black-market firearms and some spare magazines he probably would have killed quite a few little kids. And they probably wouldn’t have stopped his shooting spree as readily as they stopped his Stabbing Spree.

    OR, maybe it could have been stopped. The Gun Lobby Morons don’t make much mention of this, but when GoofBall Adkisson decided to go all Elmer Fudd (be vewwy vewwy quiet, I’m hunting Wibewwals heh heh heh heh heh) on a church in Tennessee he was the ONLY one in the church with a gun. An Alley Sweeper. Automatic 12guage shotgun wit magazine feeds.
    He, too, was targeting the kiddoes. Killed to adults who were an order of magnitude more MAN than he could even fantasize about being, unarmed, Liberals, one of them a retired Marine. Stepped in front of the muzzle which was aimed at the children of the church.

    The “upshot” (don’t you just love it when appropriate words exist?) of the deal was the Same Gun Freaks who say that More Guns in schools would prevent crime, filled his nasty pointed little head with the notion that Liberals were Pussies and if he pointed a gun at them they would fold up like laundry, beg and plead with him not to shoot them….

    Marvelous things, those Shooter’s Manifesto devices.
    And who did he get the idea from? Right Wing Hate Speech shows on Television and Radio (newspapers don’t count, it would mean having to actually read something besides the television schedule for next sunday)

    AAAAAANNNNNNDDDD… in China there’s a death penalty. And another fellow was executed recently for killing 8 children in a stabbing spree. Unlike Texas, for instance, where they NEVER execute people who are obviously insane or mentally retarded. Just ask them, they’ll tell you.

    So apparently, none of the things the Wreligious Wrong tell us here in the States that would “Make America Safer”, all of which are implemented in China, would do one hell of a lot of good.

    The British had a term for the type of “insanity” caused by rapid total immersion into a foreign culture, “gone native”. By WW2 it was often called “going Asiatic” because supposedly the Chinese and other Asian cultures were so completely foreign to a Western Mind that the westerner would be driven mad.

    That IS one reason cited for the violence in China. That the people have been uprooted from their own culture and force-fed Ours.
    Maybe they’re right, and it won’t be too long now there will be incidents of somebody driving an SUV into a Luby’s Restaurant window and jumping out, and spraying bullets all over the place. Like was done in Killeen Texas.

    Then, and ONLY then, will they have reached Our Sacred Level of culture and sophistication.

    Gov Rick GoodHair issues first Texas posthumous pardon. Mighty white of him

    To Tim Cole. Convicted of Rape, died in prison from an asthma attack in 1999… 13 years after being wrongfully convicted, and 4 years after a confession from the Real rapist cleared him. How very kind of Mr Perry to say “OOPS..!”
    I haven’t looked into it but since Mr GoodHair was a prosecutor (small time thief and pig) before becoming the Big Time Thief he is today, he might have had a hand in convicting Mr Cole… and definitely had a hand in keeping him locked up in one of the Texas sweatboxes, where prisoners with Asthma are subjected to the combinations of dust, heat, and no access to their rescue inhalers.

    Mr GoodHair said it was a gesture for the family. Nice. A better gesture would have been to improve conditions in the prisons, improve medical care both in and out of prisons, and stop being so quick to condemn people to long sentences on shaky evidence.

    Mr Cole’s mother said he “always believed in the Justice System, even when the justice system didn’t believe in him.”

    Wonderful place, Texas. They have people so brainwashed they’ll believe in the so-called “Justice” system even after 13 years of being shit upon by the rigged system.

    Mr Perry is just one Evil Piggy face of that system. Now he’s going to reap political gain from “righting a wrong” that will never be righted. Even as he sends man after man after man to his death on even more specious and shaky evidence.

    What a Pig. He’s a prime example of why nobody, especially Mr Cole, should ever put any faith in the “justice” system.

    The system only works for the Rich and Powerful. Just like always.

    Colorado House Bill 1274 to abolish the death penalty FAILS by one MORSE vote

    Senator John MorseFrom the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition: “HB 1274, the bill that would abolish the death penalty, died in the Senate this afternoon by one vote, 17 in favor and 18 opposed. All the Republican Senators voted against the bill and were joined by Democrat Senators Morse, Hodge, Isgar, and Tochtrop. The bill had earlier passed in the House on a one-vote margin, 33-32.” That’s Colorado Springs own, accountable to only himself, returning from legislative session, District 11 Senator John P. Morse, making sure everyone knows what the “P” stands for.

    2 turncoat Democrats are our senators!

    Freshly minted US Senator Michael Bennett just voted against the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009, siding with the usurious banks. Do we give him a pass? It’s not Bennett’s first snub of the November 2008 progressive mandate. What’s it going to take before Colorado constituents shout down the Washington insider for being a fraud? Bennett is speaking at CC’s commencement on May 18. Is he or is he not accountable?

    I don’t dare, actually. Some of my friends still think he shows promise. But I had a chance when Governor Ritter first paraded him to Colorado Springs, to look into his averted eyes. I saw the face of a weasel. Bennett spoke too, committing to absolutely nothing. Did I mention he was a Zionist? I’m hoping someone will consider his grace period expired.

    As well today on HB 1274, Colorado Senator and proven shit John Morse took “repeal the death penalty” out of the Repeal The Death Penalty Bill. Morse also sponsored SB 241 the DNA Sampling of Felony Arrestees which would mandate that DNA records be kept of all those accused of a felony.

    No word yet on John Morse’s next visit to Colorado Springs. He didn’t join Representative Lamborn at the Tax Day Tea Party, but you know he wanted to.