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Thursday, December 01, 2005

"a landmark execution"

that's what the news crews are reporting. what's that, you say? well, the 1000th execution held in the U.S. since the lifting of the death penalty ban in the 70's is scheduled for tonight. the execution, if it happens, will be in North Carolina.
my question is: does he win some sort of prize? will the warden jump out from behind a bend in the hallway with a big sign and party favors? does he get to wear a special paper crown with "1000th CUSTOMER" emblazoned across the front? do they serve cake and ice cream, and take his picture with the governor, both standing there thumbs up for the cameras?
just wondering


and speaking of executions, they hung that young guy from australia in Singapore today. his crime? he was caught with 14 ounces of heroin. i don't know why people around the world are surprised when something like this happens. there were vigils and protests across australia. hey, if you move drugs around, you know there are places in this world that you simply don't go. singapore, thailand, and most of the middle east frown on drug trafficking. thais execute by firing squad, with a 50 caliber machinegun. hey, if you are going to move drugs around, do it in places like oakland or los angeles, where drug gangs are the local heros. look at that bozo "tookie" williams, the founder of one of the most violent street gangs in the country. he murdered 4 innocent people in cold blood, yet to listen to the prating of certain folks in this country, the fact that he wrote children's books while on death row should give him a bye. we live in one really messed up country.
he didn't give the 4 poor folks he murdered any clemency hearings, no appeals courts, no additional years to live and breath. the problem with the appeals process is that it removes the perpetrator from the crime by 2 decades. sorry dude. i hope our governor doesn't cave to pressure from the celebrity world and cut this guy slack.

2 Comments:

Blogger bothenook said...

looks like he was taken out with no fanfare.
just another missed opportunity for levity, i guess.

12/2/05, 6:42 AM  
Blogger Lone Ranger said...

I wonder if someone is counting the number of abortions -- and if it would be reported if someone were.

12/4/05, 10:00 PM  

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