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Miami-Dade cop killer scheduled for 4 pm execution
South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 28, 2011 | Associated Press

Posted on 09/28/2011 8:43:50 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

RAIFORD— A Florida man convicted of shooting a police officer to death during a traffic stop in 1978 is scheduled to be executed Wednesday.

Barring an 11th-hour stay, Manuel Valle, 61, is set to become the first prisoner to die from the state's newly revised mix of lethal drugs. The concoction has been challenged, twice delaying the death sentence.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: copkiller; crime; deathpenalty; execution; leo; manuelvalle
AC/DC's "Inject the Venom" is the song of the day.
1 posted on 09/28/2011 8:43:53 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Give the bastard the last ride! Get it over with!


2 posted on 09/28/2011 8:45:34 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ConservativeStatement

1978? *sigh*


3 posted on 09/28/2011 8:45:40 AM PDT by null and void (Day 980 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

What will he get for his last meal?...............


4 posted on 09/28/2011 8:50:24 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: null and void
Yup, 33 YEARS on death row.

This slimeball was 28 yrs old when he killed that cop and he is now 61 yrs old.

How much did keeping this waste of skin alive cost?
Food, housing, medical care and etc. for 33 YEARS.

In another 4 years could he start collecting Social Security?

5 posted on 09/28/2011 8:52:27 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: Red Badger
I'll continue the music theme and say Led Zeppelin's “Custard Pie.”
6 posted on 09/28/2011 8:53:24 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

It’s gotta’ be 4 o’clock somewhere . . . pull the switch!


7 posted on 09/28/2011 8:54:02 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks

Alex Baldwin may be deeply upset


8 posted on 09/28/2011 8:58:57 AM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: ConservativeStatement

1978?!

Not rushing into anything, are they?


9 posted on 09/28/2011 9:00:03 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I am tired of the push for painless execution. The ban on “Cruel and unusual” does not necessarily exclude all pain. When I rip a Band-Aid off a child’s knee, that will sting for a moment, but it doesn’t violate the Constitution, not even if a prison guard does it. When I spray Bactine on the same knee and it stings, that is also not covered by “cruel and unusual”. So long as there is no intent to inflict excess pain, we can constitutionally use gas, firing squad, rope, electricity, or just about any chemical cocktail. The point is to kill someone richly deserving of that penalty in a manner that is not intended to cause pain too, with the goal of permanently removing a dangerous threat from society. Even without knowing the unknowable details, any responsible person knows that the new drugs are constitutional.


10 posted on 09/28/2011 9:06:34 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: italianquaker
Alex Baldwin may be deeply upset

Isn't he living somewhere in Europe . . . after having left the USA years ago? when Bush got re-elected? . . . or is he a loud mouth liar?

I tell ya', when the commercial comes on TV that he's in, I turn to another station immediately. I have no idea what he's selling. I wouldn't buy it anyway.

11 posted on 09/28/2011 9:07:55 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: red-dawg

Believe it or not, last I knew, life imprisonment costs less than capital punishment.


12 posted on 09/28/2011 9:10:04 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Buh bye.

13 posted on 09/28/2011 9:12:58 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: ConservativeStatement

Buh-Bye...

14 posted on 09/28/2011 9:13:04 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I see no reason, humanitarian, moral, or otherwise, why the state can’t execute someone unless it is absolutely painless to them.

Gas chamber, electric chair, lethal injection were all attemptes to get a more humanitarian way of killing someone. THERE IS NO HUMANITARIAN WAY OF KILLING SOMEONE.

Bring back hanging and the firing squad. In you actually insist the process must be completely painless, then legalize a large caliber, high power, bullet to the head.

A little messy, perhaps, but the executee won’t mind.


15 posted on 09/28/2011 9:13:45 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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“I see no reason, humanitarian, moral, or otherwise, why the state can’t execute someone unless it is absolutely painless to them.

Gas chamber, electric chair, lethal injection were all attemptes to get a more humanitarian way of killing someone. THERE IS NO HUMANITARIAN WAY OF KILLING SOMEONE.

Bring back hanging and the firing squad. In you actually insist the process must be completely painless, then legalize a large caliber, high power, bullet to the head.

A little messy, perhaps, but the executee won’t mind”

The problem is no one has ever survived a center hit, large caliber, high power round to the head so we have nobody to ask if it hurt.”

On the other hand, I have had thousands of patient’s that have had general anesthesia using the same medications used for execution. Not one has ever come back to my office and complained of cruel or unusual pain as they went under. Or ANY pain at all.

The most reassuring words to hear on the passing of a loved one is that he or she “died in their sleep”


16 posted on 09/28/2011 9:31:10 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: ConservativeStatement

They’ve been farting around with this guy for 33 years. What a joke!


17 posted on 09/28/2011 9:41:35 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: SandyInSeattle

In California, that’s known as “Fast Tracking”....


18 posted on 09/28/2011 9:44:40 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: ErnBatavia

No kidding.


19 posted on 09/28/2011 9:48:39 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Absolutely pathetic. 34 years to rid the planet of this piece of crap? This is justice?


20 posted on 09/28/2011 9:48:58 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Pollster1

I agree....Just how cruel and unusual was it for the victim?


21 posted on 09/28/2011 9:52:33 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: null and void
1978? *sigh*

My sentiments exactly. Whatever happened to "justice delayed is justice denied."? Good grief.

22 posted on 09/28/2011 9:58:17 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

DEATH PENALTY - - The perpetrator of the crime will never, ever, get the opportunity to do it again . . .


23 posted on 09/28/2011 10:01:16 AM PDT by Mr. Wright (i)
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To: Cyman
The problem is no one has ever survived a center hit, large caliber, high power round to the head so we have nobody to ask if it hurt.”

Well, if it hurt, it didn't hurt for very long. By the time one would feel the bullet penetrating the skin, his pain center would be destroyed, IMO. Although, as you say, I don't know. Perhaps someone could compare the speed of, say, a needle prick being felt to the speed of the bullet used.

On the other hand, I'm sure that the executee would feel the needle prick. I've certainly no taste for that, myself, although I don't consider that inhumane, either.

The important thing is to make sure you have the right man, penalties for prosecutors and police that failed to produce exonerating evidence would be a big step forward here), have a thorough appellate review, one time so that they can't just pull out their issues one at a time, and "git 'er done".

24 posted on 09/28/2011 10:40:35 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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