Author Topic: Firing Squad Or Hanging? AG Candidate Wants Death Penalty For Corrupt Lawmakers  (Read 197 times)

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Offline flowers

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http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2014/04/04/firing-squad-or-hanging-ag-candidate-wants-death-penalty-for-corrupt-lawmakers/

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A Republican candidate for California attorney general said Friday that state lawmakers who are found guilty of crimes that endanger the lives of others should face the death penalty.

Phil Wyman, who spent 17 years in the state Legislature, said he was motivated by the case of Democratic Sen. Leland Yee. Yee faces federal charges that include an attempt to coordinate an international gun-running scheme from the Philippines.

Wyman also criticized Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris for being “silent as a mouse” on the corruption cases that have marred the state Senate this year. A campaign spokesman for Harris declined comment.

Wyman said in a news release and subsequent telephone interview that the “most egregious” abusers of their public office, if convicted, should be able to choose their method of death – public hanging, firing squad or lethal injection – as a deterrent to others.

“If they know that it’s gun-running and they know it’s going into a terrorist organization in the Philippines, that person earns the death penalty, and especially if they’re in elected office,” Wyman said in the interview.


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They have a poll at the site, Yes is getting a majority right now........ :beer:


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Are we talking "drop him hard enough to snap his neck like a chicken" hanging, or are we talking Iranian style "lift him with a crane and watch him strangle to death for 10-15 minutes" hanging?

It is an important distinction.......

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Are we talking "drop him hard enough to snap his neck like a chicken" hanging, or are we talking Iranian style "lift him with a crane and watch him strangle to death for 10-15 minutes" hanging?

It is an important distinction.......

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The slow hanging makes more of a statement and sets a vivid and long-lasting example of the consequences for such serious crimes.  That would get my vote!

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