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10.26.2007

Random Death Penalty Thought


I noticed that a woman was just sentenced to death in federal court. That got me thinking. How many federal executions (as opposed to executions at the hands of the State) have occurred?

Answer: Not many. And only three since the death penalty was re-instated in the 1970s (with one of those being Timothy McVeigh.)

20 comments:

House of R & R said...

After what this sicko did, she deserves everything she gets.

Denney Crane said...

She would be just fine if someone would just give her a puppy and put her on a Thorazine drip...

The Devil said...

But she is such a pleasant looking gal.

Puss n' boots said...

Anyone with a sour puss like that doesn't deserve to live.

Anonymous said...

It is surprising that more people weren't prosecuted under the LINDBERG LAW which allows for the death penalty to anyone who harms a victim by kidnapping and taking them across state lines.

Pitifully small list but the difference is that the states have more death penalty statutes than the fed. But not enough...the penalty should be extended to baby rapers, people who torture or raise kids in cages, arsonists, those who starve or torture animals, third offense drug dealers, identity thieves, drive-by shooters, etc. It would be a better world!

Lots of people do not seem aware that the death penalty is also legally invoked almost every day across the country for crimes of burglary, assault and robbery. Those are the executions performed by wonderful, ordinary citizens who take them out with legal firearms in acts of self defense.

Anonymous said...

Eye for an eye.
Cut her up and let her bleed out.
While choking her of course, just as she did to that other poor woman.
Sick beeotch.

mzchief said...

YiKeS!
Looking like she does, I can UNDERSTAND and APPRECIATE her not wanting to give birth to her own children.
*:|

Anonymous said...

wow. 3:36 p.m.

drug dealers and idiots that start fires should be murdered by the government?

last I checked murder was against the law. and it should be no matter if it a government employee or a street hood committing the act.

according to your logic, we might as well start chopping off the hands of shop lifters and stoning people to death that work on the sabbath.

mzchief said...

A society that rationalizes and institutionalizes the murder of members of the society does not appear to be very CIVILIZED.

Crud Bonemeal said...

"Obviously the jury had a hard time getting past the gravity of the offense," he said. "Lisa is a fragile, wonderful person. She is heartsick over what happened to Bobbie Jo and her mother and her family."

This is the quote from the defense attorney. Is he kidding? Does he replay the garbage that comes from his mouth at night before he goes to sleep? It's one thing to say crap like that to a jury in representing your client, but to say it to the public like it really is true is freaking unbelievable! She murders a young woman, cuts the unborn child from her womb, and the defense attorney calls her a "fragile, wonderful person"? Do you wonder why people write things on juror questionaires about defense attorneys that you pointed out in your earlier post? He should speak the truth: "She is a vicious, murderous, vile miscreant who took the life of another for her own selfish, inhuman reasons. I gave her the best defense I could, and I did my best to protect her rights." The guy must be marketing himself to future clients with public remarks like that.

Anonymous said...

Barry saw this on thesneeze.com

http://www.bloggerschoiceawards.com

What is this and why dont we vote you in for 2008??

Anonymous said...

what did she do? UGLY someone to death!

Anonymous said...

She kind of looks like my third grade teacher.

Anonymous said...

5:48, I don't think you are applying 3:36's logic at all. I don't think 3:36 gives any indication whatsoever that working on Sunday or shoplifting are in the category of heinous crimes that cause great pain, suffering and even death.

Anonymous said...

Good god....how can you people be so flip? What she did was nightmarish and evil.

Anonymous said...

WOW! 6 people will executed on 8/8/42 (federal). That sure is alot for one day. Sabotage was the offense and there was a little * by their names so I scrooled down and they were "* Tried by a military commission appointed by President Roosevelt on July 8, 1942." This had to be a big deal and I am sure I should know what happen but I dont so anyone know?

Anonymous said...

11:39 - As I recall, this was a group of German saboteurs during WWII who were working to attack US facilities. One of them turned the others in. He hoped to get clemency; however, he was also executed. Again, this was a covert criminal conspiracy during WWII on American soil. I don't get the connection to the current discussion at all.

Anonymous said...

This lie of comments is typical of Wise County thinking. A discussion of the implementation of federal death penalties degenerates into a bunch of inane comments of how ugly the woman is. Pretty shallow.

mzchief said...

To 10:43...
What would YOU suggest the comments be comprised of; bemoaning the fact that the death penalty is inhumane and lessens the civility of our society or that it is a pity someone this evil can only be killed once and suggest gruesome, torturous ways in which she SHOULD be killed? Oh wait, perhaps you would REQUIRE every comment to state that the commentators are offering prayers for the families of the victim, the murderer, the people who ruled FOR the death penalty and those who will carry out the sentence or are you just one of those self righteous, sanctimonious people who believe it is only appropriate to pray for the family of the victim?

Rather than you just offering your snide critic of the content of the commentary why did you FAIL to offer something PERTINENT to the blog topic rather than submit unkind commentary regarding the character of the people who submitted comments that were germane to the blog subject? Perhaps WE are "shallow" but MUCH less so than YOU.

Anonymous said...

mzchief is, again, so full of herself. The commentator she attacks only suggested that there were several posts that had noting to do with the merits of the case or the federal death penalty. I believe that is why Barry originally posted this but so many of the comments were nothing more than cheap shots at the poor picture (or ugliness) of the accused. Mzchief would rather attack a poster than provide any meaningful comment of intelligence.