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#1 DocM

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 15:09

http://www.cnn.com/2...klin-execution/


(CNN) -- White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin was executed Wednesday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final requests for a stay, the Missouri Department of Public Safety said.

The execution, which had been scheduled for shortly after midnight Wednesday, was delayed for hours because of court appeals. Franklin was administered a lethal injection at 6:07 a.m. CT (7:07 a.m. ET). He died ten minutes later.

Franklin refused his final meal and gave no final statement.

He was on death row for the 1977 murder of Gerald Gordon outside a synagogue in St. Louis. He was blamed for 22 killings between 1977 and 1980 in a bid to start a race war.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon denied clemency for Franklin on Monday, saying he had committed "merciless acts of violence, fueled by hate."

In addition to the killings, Franklin admitted to the attempted assassinations of Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt in 1978 and civil rights leader Vernon Jordan in 1980.
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#2 Ph1b3r0pt1c

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:23

Good riddiance you piece of trash.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:41

Why did he stay 33 years in prison prior to his execution?



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 20:06

Crazy to think some countries still have the death penalty.  :)



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 20:11

Why did he stay 33 years in prison prior to his execution?

probably because appeal after appeal after appeal.......



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 20:12

I thought I noticed just a little more oxygen to breathe this morning.  Now I know why.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 20:25

Good riddiance you piece of trash.

 

I still don't really understand why people reply to threads like this.

 

I mean who are you saying this to?

 

This isn't a Bruce Willis action movie...



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 20:32

I still don't really understand why people reply to threads like this.

 

I mean who are you saying this to?

 

This isn't a Bruce Willis action movie...

 

It's a natural reaction. People need to vent at abstract constructions, it's a sanity mechanism.

 

Read "Civilization and Its Discontents" by Freud. He is clearer than me.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 20:59

Crazy to think some countries still have the death penalty. :)

This was a state, not federal, murder case so it has nothing to do with national policy. Virtually all murders are prosecuted by the states.

That said, there are still federal and military death penalties. Murder on a military base, federal property, banks during a robbery (bank robbery is a federal crime), etc.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:02

This was a state, not federal, murder case so it has nothing to do with national policy. Virtually all murders are prosecuted by the states.

That said, there are still federal and military death penalties. Murder on a military base, federal property, banks during a robbery (bank robbery is a federal crime), etc.

 

Yup just still strikes me as odd some countries still have it. 



#11 Ph1b3r0pt1c

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 23:02

I still don't really understand why people reply to threads like this.

I mean who are you saying this to?

This isn't a Bruce Willis action movie...


Last time i checked, i was able to vent an opinion. It doesnt matter who i was talking to.

#12 Javik

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 23:36

Hi everyone. It's wrong to kill and we're going to reinforce that point by killing :)



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:45

You'd build a high security shelter for rabid or killer dogs? Bears? Predators? No, you put them down.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 03:06

Hi everyone. It's wrong to kill and we're going to reinforce that point by killing :)

While I disapprove of the death penalty, serial killers get no sympathy from me.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 03:09

I hate the death penalty, I think its such a barbaric punishment for the 21st century!   The govt calls it capital punishment, but in my view it's murder by the state.

 

Look at how long it took for  serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin to be executed. He was 63 years old and he should have been left to die in prison.