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If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Friday, May 04, 2007

No hatred.

Tennessee death row inmate Philip Workman says he's afraid of his upcoming execution.

There are people bringing up 8th Amendment questions regarding cruel and unusual punishment from the fear of the upcoming death penalty.

You have never heard so many excuses in your life as Workman gives for how he murdered a police lieutenant trying to arrest him for aggravated robbery.

Under the law, overwhelmingly supported by the good citizens of the great State of Tennessee, Workman's actions fully qualify as capital murder.

Tennessee plans to give him a three-drug cocktail, involving a sedative, a drug to paralyze, and a drug to stop the heart.

Hell, give him what he wanted when he killed the cop-- shoot him full of cocaine.

I don't hate the man. I know what he is, and if you read and listen, you will, too. I don't feel sorry for him, either. I just know that he's condemned, and that his sentence should be carried out.

I'm so sorry that we have men like him in the world. Goodbye, Mr. Workman. Hope your last thoughts are about the lives of those you disrupted. That's not hate-- it's just a prayer for your sense of honesty and empathy in your final moments.

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At Friday, May 04, 2007 12:11:00 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

Amen to that one.

At Friday, May 04, 2007 1:03:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I'm sure the officer he killed didn't particularly feel like dying, either.

Boo-freakin'-hoo. I'm not a tremedous fan of capital punishment (due to the inconsistent manner with which it is meted out these days), but some folks just need killin', much like some bad dogs just need to be put down before they can maul again.

At Friday, May 04, 2007 1:35:00 PM, Blogger BobG said...

Seems like a shot to the back of the head would be easier, cheaper, and quicker.

At Friday, May 04, 2007 2:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Capital Punishment' is really the wrong term. It's actually just a housekeeping task. At a certain point it's no longer viable to 'punish' an offender, they must be removed from society. It's just like when a tiger (or other predator) preserve has to hunt down a man-eater.

At Friday, May 04, 2007 5:10:00 PM, Blogger Assrot said...

I think every person that commits any crime of violence should have the same exact thing done to them in the same exact manner. Why should anyone care about being cruel and unusual to a piece of shit like this. Fuck him. He should be put to death in the same manner he killed the cop. What about the cruel and unusual treatment the cop and his surviving family received.

It's a simple thing to me. I don't understand how it can be so complicated to anyone else.

At Friday, May 04, 2007 11:01:00 PM, Blogger SpeakerTweaker said...

LawDog wrote a thing on how folks "come to God" whilst in the pen. No inmates do so quite like death row inmates. Take that gang-leader dude Tookie, with that fear-inspiring nickname, for instance. MSM referred to him as "Gang co-founder turned activist for peace."

You can have all the peace you want after your final breathe, if you're lucky. But your time here is over.

Damn, I can be maccabre when I want to...


At Monday, May 07, 2007 4:58:00 PM, Blogger phlegmfatale said...

"Hell, give him what he wanted when he killed the cop-- shoot him full of cocaine."

Brilliant suggestion.

At Wednesday, May 09, 2007 2:58:00 PM, Blogger Memphis said...

We could do it far more cheaply by simply throwing Mary Winkler in there with him.


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