Post by Graveyardbride on May 5, 2021 23:10:40 GMT -5
South Carolina Killers May Soon Face the Firing Squad
Frustrated by the shortage of drugs necessary to perform lethal injections, the state of South Carolina is one step closer to adding the firing squad to its methods of execution.
On Wednesday, May 5, the state House voted 66-43 on legislation that would allow inmates condemned to death to choose execution by firing squad. Currently, they are allowed to choose between lethal injection and the electric chair. The state Senate approved the bill in March. Following another routine final vote in the House, the bill will be submitted to Gov. Henry McMaster. “We are one step closer to providing victims’ families and loved ones with the justice and closure they are owed by law,” McMaster tweeted, “I will sign this legislation as soon as it gets to my desk.”
Supporters say the bill will deliver justice to those convicted of violent crimes. As expected, opponents of the death penalty oppose the bill, citing, as usual, the possibility of innocent people being put to death.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, three men – all in Utah – have been executed by firing squad, the first being Gary Gilmore, who was shot to death January 17, 1977. Gilmore, a born loser, was sentenced to death for the cold-blooded murders of Max Jensen, a 24-year-old gas station employee, and Bennie Bushnell, a 26-year-old motel manager, in July 1976. Both men were married with small children.
Sources: Louis Casiano, Fox News, May 5, 2021; Julia Kauffman, WLTX, May 5, 2021; Jeffrey Collins, The Associated Press, May 5, 2021; and The New York Times, January 18, 1977.
the first being Gary Gilmore, who was shot to death January 17, 1977. Gilmore, a born loser, was sentenced to death for the cold-blooded murders of Max Jensen, a 24-year-old gas station employee, and Bennie Bushnell, a 26-year-old motel manager, in July 1976. Both men were married with small children.
Gary Gilmore was a worthless POS, who should never have been released from prison in the first place. He was a career criminal and in 1972, he was sentenced to 15 years for robbery and assault, but the liberal idiots in Oregon allowed him to attend the local community college until he committed another robbery. He was such jerk, Oregon arranged to send him to a facility in Illinois. However, the liberals released him again in April of 1976 and within three months, he had robbed and killed two men. The families of those men he killed should have sued the state of Oregon for releasing that monster.