Thursday, October 13, 2011

Then 99% Demands Return Of The Guillotine

Fla. lawmaker files bill to bring back firing squads

"Saying it's time to stop letting convicted killers "get off that easy," a Florida state lawmaker wants to use firing squads or the electric chair for those on death row.

Rep. Brad Drake filed a bill this week that would end the use of lethal injection in Florida executions.

Instead, those with a death sentence would choose between electrocution or a firing squad.

Drake, a Republican, said the idea came to him after having a conversation with a constituent at a Waffle House over the legal battles associated with last month's execution of Manuel Valle .

Valle's lawyers tried to stop the execution by arguing that a new lethal drug cocktail would cause him pain and constitute cruel and unusual punishment.

Drake said in a news release sent to the media that the bill was filed to "end the debate" over what drugs to use."

This is going to end very ugly.


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