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    Hustler's Larry Flynt seeks to save his assailant from lethal injection



    Hustler's Larry Flynt seeks to save his assailant from lethal injection

    Larry Flynt wants to stop Missouri from executing the man whose bullet put the publisher of Hustler magazine in a wheelchair for life. Over the weekend, Flynt and the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit to force the state to release documents on how the state determines the process by which it kills prisoners.

    Joseph Paul Franklin, 63, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Nov. 20. Missouri last month delayed the execution of convicted murderer Allen Nicklasson after the German manufacturer of the drug propofol objected to its use in the deadly mixture of drugs designed to execute inmates.


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    There is so much to dislike Larry Flynt for, and yet......I mean wow.

    I am vehemently anti-DP, and I don't know that I would speak out to spare the life of my assailant. Good on Larry Flynt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrayedKnot View Post
    I am vehemently anti-DP, and I don't know that I would speak out to spare the life of my assailant. Good on Larry Flynt.
    Can you clarify that? Are you saying you wouldn't object if YOU were the victim but if other people are the victim that is different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonya610 View Post
    Can you clarify that? Are you saying you wouldn't object if YOU were the victim but if other people are the victim that is different?
    Yes. I will clarify. Since I have never been the victim of a violent crime, I have never been asked to give an impact statement nor have I been asked my opinion on whether my non-existent shooter should receive death.

    But if I had been shot and permanently disabled, and the crime happened in a DP state, I may express my views on the DP but I don't think I would have the moxy to file a suit with the ACLU. Maybe I am wrong, but I think being a victim of a crime like that would take a lot out of me and I can't imagine having the strength to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrayedKnot View Post
    Yes. I will clarify. Since I have never been the victim of a violent crime, I have never been asked to give an impact statement nor have I been asked my opinion on whether my non-existent shooter should receive death.

    But if I had been shot and permanently disabled, and the crime happened in a DP state, I may express my views on the DP but I don't think I would have the moxy to file a suit with the ACLU. Maybe I am wrong, but I think being a victim of a crime like that would take a lot out of me and I can't imagine having the strength to do it.

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    You said you likely wouldn't likely "speak out" to save your assailant from the DP. Doesn't take much to speak out to the news media, not much effort would be required especially if one feels strongly that the DP is wrong.

    What Flint experienced was horrible, no doubt about it but families that have had children tortured/raped/killed no doubt suffer even MORE and I can't fathom saying they should NOT be able to seek the DP because "it is wrong" while saying if I were the victim then maybe I would be fine with it.
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    The guy is a serial killer. He isn't on death row for shooting Flynt.

    I am for the death penalty in cases like this.

    Flynt has a right to his beliefs, but I don't think I would be trying to save this guy's life.
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    Beth Karas did an amazing interview with Joseph Paul Franklin.
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    Nothing like a good morality lesson from Larry Flynt.

    I remember seeing him and Rev. Jerry Falwell on Larry King. They were hilarious together - like a comedy team.
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    Judge stays execution of serial killer who paralyzed Larry Flynt

    Franklin has been linked to the deaths of at least 18 other people and was convicted of killing eight in the late 1970s and 1980s in racially motivated attacks around the country.


    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/s...,6418061.story

    Sorry, but this dude deserves to be executed
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    Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin executed

    Missouri corrections officials have executed Joseph Paul Franklin, 63, a white supremacist serial killer who targeted blacks and Jews.

    Franklin was pronounced dead at 6:17 a.m. at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Mo., according to local reports


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonya610 View Post
    You said you likely wouldn't likely "speak out" to save your assailant from the DP. Doesn't take much to speak out to the news media, not much effort would be required especially if one feels strongly that the DP is wrong.

    What Flint experienced was horrible, no doubt about it but families that have had children tortured/raped/killed no doubt suffer even MORE and I can't fathom saying they should NOT be able to seek the DP because "it is wrong" while saying if I were the victim then maybe I would be fine with it.
    I doubt "families that have had children tortured/raped/killed" suffered MORE than someone who has actually had to live out the rest of his life paralyzed from the waist down because some random person decided to shoot him.

    Maybe we can get the suffer-o-meter and get a measurement.

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    Maybe Flynt should have offered to trade places with him.


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    What was Larry doing on a show with Jerry Falwell? He suffered extreme pain for years due to damaged spinal nerves and his girlfriend became addicted to his pain meds. I think it's brave of him to speak up after all he's been through. He's had a long time to consider his stance on the death penalty.

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    <modsnip> Who knows what motivated larry flynt. For all we know, he was restored to grace.

    On the other hand, he might have figured that life in prison was the best possible punishment vs the easier out that death offers. Only mr flynt knows his motivation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lil_buddy View Post
    define believer.
    This is my definition of a believer! (lil_buddy we are just joshing here and not to be taken seriously! We need some MUSIC in the threads!!!!!!)
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