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Utah Firing Squad

Drugs, Guns, or Life in Prison

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Herewith a study of the activities of two state legislatures that have dealt with identical problems in quite different ways. The two legislatures are in the states of Utah and Nebraska, and the reader may decide which of the two is the more enlightened.

What It's Really Like To Witness A Firing Squad Execution

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 03.25.2015 | Crime

The only visible reaction Ronnie Lee Gardner gave to meeting death via a Utah firing squad was a clenched fist and a raised left arm, according to rep...

Utah Reinstates Firing Squad As Execution Method

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

Firing squads are a legal execution method once again in Utah. A law signed Monday by Gov. Gary R. Herbert (R) establishes firing squads as a seco...

Utah Lawmakers Vote To Allow Execution By Firing Squad

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

Utah's state Senate voted Tuesday to allow execution by firing squad in instances where lethal injection drugs are not available. The bill, which ...

This Is How Normal People Feel About the Death Penalty

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.22.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

The biggest problem is not who receives the death penalty. It's who doesn't receive it. In a fair and just society, we're going to have to start executing a hell of a lot more people.

State House Approves Bill Allowing Executions By Firing Squad

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

The Utah House of Representatives approved a measure Friday that would allow executions by firing squad, the AP reports. The measure passed 39-34, ...

Utah Advances Plan For Executions By Firing Squad

Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ten years after banning the use of firing squads in state executions, Utah lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a proposal to allow...

Barbarism: Utah's Firing Squad

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Ronnie Lee Gardner, a convicted murder, was executed early morning Friday by the State of Utah's firing squad. It's hard not to see what happened in Utah with disgust.

Why I Support Firing Squads

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed at approximately 12:05 AM at the Utah State Correctional Facility. More than other death penalty cases, this one stirred strong emotion because it was carried out by firing squad.

Ronnie Lee Gardner Firing Squad Execution Announced On Twitter

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Utah attorney general Mark Shurtleff used a decidedly modern medium to announce the old-fashioned execution of Ronnie Lee Gardner, a convicted murdere...