China Turns Prisoner Executions Into Reality TV

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  1. Diogenes1

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    China Turns Prisoner Executions Into Reality TV


    China broadcast the final moments of four foreign drug traffickers yesterday, right before they were put to death by lethal injection for the 2011 killings of 13 Chinese fisherman.

    The coverage, which lasted almost two hours, showed the prisoners being led from their cells to a final check-up by a doctor. Commentators for CCTV (the state television network) remarked, "From the appearance of these criminals, you can clearly tell our prison has carried out humanitarian spirit. These criminals clearly look healthier ... with better skin complexion than when they were arrested." The drug traffickers were the subject of a multinational manhunt which ultimately led to their arrest in Laos last spring.

    The coverage, which did not show the actual injections, but did include live images of the prisoners just minutes before their death, drew criticism from human rights advocates. Prominent blogger lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan (who defended Ai Weiwei) wrote, "This carnival on CCTV was a violation not only of ethics, but of the criminal code regulations that the death penalty not be carried out in public."


    China executes 4,000 prisoners a year, although coverage of this kind is unprecedented. In an interview this week, also broadcast on Chinese television, trafficker ringleader Naw Kham said, "I am afraid of death. I want to live. I don't want to die. I have children. I am afraid."


    State officials confirmed his by lethal injection yesterday afternoon.
     
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    I love that they make sure they're healthy before they kill them. :cwl:
     
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    4,000 per year.. that's like 7 every 10 seconds.
     
  4. Diogenes1

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    the final irony
     
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    I think that's a good idea. Imagine a the revenue that could be generated.

    We should do beheading and have baskets with numbers on it so Vegas could take bets
     
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    Mexico should do this with those cartel fuckers - fight shock-and-awe tactics with bigger shock-and-awe tactics
     
  7. Mr. Potato Head

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    Or a Hunger Games type thing where out of four thousand hardened criminals one gets his/her freedom. Be like the Olympics and have your touchy feely human interest stories about the competitors, like this one grew up abandoned in the slums, was raped repeatedly as a child and rose to become a high level narcotics trafficker. Also have videos of the competitors being trained in various hand to hand and weaponed combats to make them effective and entertaining competitors.
     
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    The following 21 countries are believed by Amnesty International to have carried out executions in 2010: Bahrain (1), Bangladesh (9+), Belarus (2), Botswana (1), China (2000+), Egypt (4), Equatorial Guinea (4), Iran (252+), Iraq (1+), Japan (2), Libya (18+), Malaysia (1+), North Korea (60+), Saudi Arabia (27+), Singapore (0+), Somalia (8+), Sudan (6+), Syria (17+), USA (46), Vietnam (0+), Yemen (53+).

    We're right behind China, Iran, North Korea and Yemen :yay:

    Great company we keep
     
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    well, Texas and Florida are
     
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    or in your case you could do your old rape routine with the hair brush....that would sell i bet

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    We're #1 in rationalizations :yay:
     
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    :secret: (It's their version of the Walking Dead)
     
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    Lol Chiner. :jj:
     
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    It was only maybe 100 years ago we had public executions here. Fucking FAMILIES would make a picnic of it. I suspect there are a lot of people who'd love to revive that kinda thing....
     
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    Chinky chink chink Running Man :asian:


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    plinko?
     
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    Yep
     
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    Have to keep that population in check
     
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