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cruel or unusual punishment

December 26, 2004 @ 09:12 pm ๐Ÿ”— Post Link

politics, Death Penalty, U.S.A.

Monsterโ€™s Ball

Monsterโ€™s Ball

I was watching Monsterโ€™s Ball which involves a scene with an electric chair execution. Curious I started surfing for info about it. Unbelievably, in 1999 a Florida State Judge ruled that : โ€˜CONCLUSION โ€“ Execution by electrocution in Floridaโ€™s electric chair as it exists in its present condition as applied does not constitute cruel or unusual punishment, and therefore, is not unconstitutional. DONE and ORDERED on this 2nd day of August, 1999. CLARENCE T. JOHNSON, JR. Senior Judgeโ€™. Really thought provoking film. โญโญโญโญ

I guess the judge didnโ€™t do much reading. The ruling can be found here. โš ๏ธ (links now 404 ๐Ÿ˜• - April/24)

38 states have the death penalty. 944 people have died via capital punishment in the U.S. since 1976. If anythingโ€ฆ Donโ€™t do anything stupid in Texas, 40% of all American executions are there. Phew. Creepy eye opening stuff. Cringe.

Update: links still good. (Nov. 2013)

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