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    Isn't a firing squad traditionally restricted for the execution of foreign military or for military contexts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ederico View Post
    Isn't a firing squad traditionally restricted for the execution of foreign military or for military contexts?

    Maybe nowadays. But in the 2nd world war it wasn't for many countries. The Americans executed german soldiers in a firing squad - 10 soldiers aiming on one germans head.
    Germans didn't use firing squads - they hung partisans - mostly russian partisans.


    I have photo documents of all kinds of executions in every war.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ederico View Post
    Isn't a firing squad traditionally restricted for the execution of foreign military or for military contexts?
    One state, Utah, used to allow the prisoner to choose execution by firing squad, though that is not the standard method, and only a couple people chose it in modern times. Oklahoma and Idaho technically have the same option though no prisoner from those states has chosen it in modern times

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    Quote Originally Posted by SineNomine View Post
    It is precisely because capital punishment is a form of punishment that I support it, being a retributivist. It has the delightful side-effect of being a deterrent too. There are problems involved though, such as establishing with certitude a criminal's guilt, and its apparently high costs (some say bolstered due to the multiple appeals trials involved.)
    I agree that it should be retributive, but I also think the better benefit for society is just getting the scum out of the system and serving as a lesson to others who might otherwise stray of the just path so to speak. I understand the dangers of accidentally executing a just man…but as they say you cannot make an omelet without breaking some eggs. If it is found that a just man was executed then there should be appropriate legal proceedings to determine if there was gross negligence on the part of the prosecutor or police. If it was their fault then they too should be executed. If it turns out the innocent executed person was set up and framed then the real guilty party when caught should be tortured and then executed.

    I must agree with Ederico though, the US has shown no hesitation in intervening in EU affairs - perhaps now its presumptuousness is being echoed back? Both the EU and the US should learn from this.
    Hey I agree that the US should mind its own business…trust me the US government has been occupying my State of Georgia since 1865. The federal Government system we have today is not the republic that our forefathers created and it has not been since we failed to stop it in our war of secession. So believe me when I say I understand what American Imperialism can be like as we in the south have been living under it since our failed war.

    And btw for others in this thread please note that the Bush family is a New England family…not real Texan they are carpet baggers. George Bush is about as much a real Texan as Jeb Bush is a real Floridian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aegir View Post
    I agree that it should be retributive, but I also think the better benefit for society is just getting the scum out of the system and serving as a lesson to others who might otherwise stray of the just path so to speak.
    Which is why I say that retributive justice tends to have the pleasant side-effect of deterrence and removal of negative elements.

    I understand the dangers of accidentally executing a just man…but as they say you cannot make an omelet without breaking some eggs. If it is found that a just man was executed then there should be appropriate legal proceedings to determine if there was gross negligence on the part of the prosecutor or police. If it was their fault then they too should be executed. If it turns out the innocent executed person was set up and framed then the real guilty party when caught should be tortured and then executed.
    You're preaching to the choir.

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    One more point in regards to the chance of executing an innocent person, this has to be balanced against the chance that a convicted murderer will escape from prison and kill again (this is not all that uncommon)

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