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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Execution by firing squad
In some cases, one member of the firing squad is issued a weapon containing a blank cartridge instead of one with a bullet, without telling any of them to whom it has been given.
Execution by firing squad should be considered distinct from other forms of execution by firearms, such as a single shot from a handgun to the back of the neck.
In Utah, the firing squad (a five-man team) consisted of volunteer police officers from the county in which the conviction of the offender took place.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Execution_by_firing_squad   (1672 words)

 The Firing Squad at Koreme
The squad of soldiers -- estimates of the number of soldiers ranged from several dozen to over a hundred -- was accompanied by National Defense Battalions units, estimated to number in the hundreds.
Of the seven shooters at minimum taking part in the execution, at least one fired thirty seven rounds, at a minimum, as determined by forensic examination of firing pin imprints on the cartridge cases.
According to the survivor's account to his relatives, the squad leader was rebuked by his commander and, the same evening, was sent back to the village with the eight men to execute them in the place where he had originally been ordered to do.
www.hrw.org /reports/1992/iraqkor/KOREME5.htm   (2677 words)

 Firing squad practises on dolls - World - smh.com.au
The executions occur unannounced, with police often dispatching decoy convoys to distract relatives or the media.
Bagus Wahyono, of the paramilitary police brigade Brimob, says he selects the firing squads after watching them practise shooting dolls.
Only two of the rifles used will be loaded with live rounds, selected at random; the others will fire blanks, to ease individual consciences.
www.smh.com.au /news/world/firing-squad-practises-on-dolls/2006/02/14/1139890737090.html   (287 words)

  BBC ON THIS DAY | 17 | 1977: Gilmore executed by firing squad
Gary Gilmore, the convicted murderer, was executed today by firing squad in the Utah state prison in Salt Lake City.
A hood was placed over his head, a target attached to his t-shirt, and the five-man firing squad took aim and shot from behind a screen.
So that none of his executioners could be sure they had fired a mortal round, one of the rifles was loaded with a blank.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/17/newsid_2530000/2530413.stm   (480 words)

  utah firing squad 9/11
Long overdue legislation that would eliminate the firing squad as a means of execution in Utah cleared a major hurdle when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said it would not influence lawmakers to vote against it.
The firing squad has survived into the 21st century because some Mormons in Utah -- and in the Legislature -- apparently believed that references to blood atonement by early church leaders should continue to influence how the state executes prisoners.
But since the last firing squad performed its duty in 1996, some legislators have pushed to have lethal injection designated the sole means of execution in Utah.
www.ncadp.org /html/utah_firing_squad_9_11.html   (405 words)

 Methods of Execution: Firing Squad
By his own choosing, Taylor was executed by firing squad in Utah on January 26, 1996.
For execution by this method, the inmate is typically bound to a chair with leather straps across his waist and head, in front of an oval-shaped canvas wall.
The prisoner dies as a result of blood loss caused by rupture of the heart or a large blood vessel, or tearing of the lungs.
teacher.deathpenaltyinfo.msu.edu /c/about/methods/firingsquad.htm   (217 words)

 Utah and the Use of Firing Squads - the International Justice Project
Only two inmates have chosen the firing squad as their method of execution, the only two inmates in America to be executed by firing squad since reinstatement.
Idaho and Oklahoma retain the firing squad as a backup option in case lethal injection cannot be used for medical or legal reasons.
Oklahoma law allows use of a firing squad if lethal injection and electrocution are ever ruled unconstitutional, and Idaho can use a firing squad when lethal injection is found to be "impractical," a circumstance that has yet to present itself.
www.internationaljusticeproject.org /utah.cfm   (2498 words)

 [H] Enthusiast - Firing Squid Wastes their Ink
Firing squad fails to even understand that we are not "benchmarking." We are using real applications in our testing, both in gaming and other desktop programs.
Firing Squad also goes on to tell you only “the downsides to real-world testing.” Given they promised to discuss the “pros” of real-world benchmarking, they must've accidentally not posted the "pros of real world testing" page.
Firing Squad have continually proven their hardware reviews are little more than pages full of canned demo frames per second graphs with little or no analysis.
enthusiast.hardocp.com /article.html?art=MTExOCwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==   (1384 words)

 USATODAY.com - Utah prepares for firing-squad executions in June   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Anti-death penalty forces are protesting, arguing that the firing squad amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
Utah's use of firing squads predates statehood in 1896 and is a remnant of the early Mormon belief that bloodshed is a required punishment for taking a life, said Richard Dieter, director of the Death Penalty Information Center, which says it is neutral about the death penalty but critical of its application.
The Utah Corrections Department is recruiting law enforcement officers for two five-person firing squads, asking the police departments in the communities where the crimes were committed to nominate volunteers.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2003-05-23-firing-squad_x.htm   (604 words)

 COURTTV.COM - TOP NEWS - Utah prepares for two firing-squad executions in June
The nation's last execution by firing squad was in 1996.
firing squad amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
Utah's use of firing squads predates statehood in 1896 and is a
www.courttv.com /news/2003/0523/firingsquad_ap.html   (480 words)

 A History of Violence: Firing Squads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The firing squad is the most commonly used method of execution throughout the world.
The exact origins of firing squad protocol are unknown, but as the rifle replaced the sword on the battlefield of history, it also replaced the sword in military executions.
The firing squad is one of the few methods of execution that allows for organ donation (other methods destroy the organs beyond use).
home.comcast.net /~burokerl/firing_squads.htm   (264 words)

 Police Firing Squad Executes 50 Iraqi Traitors
His or her execution by firing squad or other practical means is expected to follow at the earliest opportunity, as indeed it would be expected in America, if the roles were reversed.
Realising too late that they were facing an official field firing squad, twelve of the men tried to escape in one of the trucks, but the police were ready for that.
Following their order to the letter, the firing squad lined the corpses in neat rows along the road, so that they could later be given proper burials by their relatives, or by anyone else who cared.
www.vialls.com /iraq/traitors.html   (2027 words)

 The Firing Squad Problem
Dubbed the "firing squad synchronization problem," the puzzle was passed along by word of mouth and first solved by Marvin Minsky and John McCarthy.
Today, the firing squad problem is featured in most discussions of automata theory, and increasingly efficient solutions are still being explored.
According to this setup, in order for the first soldier to receive a signal from the th soldier, a total of 2n'-2-k' units of time must pass (n'-1- k' units for the signal to travel from general to n', plus n'-1 units for the signal to travel back from n' to 1).
www.stanford.edu /~jcackler/automata/problem.htm   (1790 words)

 Firing Squad - The Ultimate Camp Resource
The firing squad marches the prisoners to a spot to be executed.
The firing squad turns away to look and the 1st prisoner runs away.
The firing squad announces, "Ready...Aim..." and the last prisoner points behind the squad and yells "Fire!" at which time the squad shoots the prisoner.
www.ultimatecampresource.com /site/camp-activity/firing-squad.html   (119 words)

 deseretnews.com | Firing squad days numbered?
A repeal of Utah's firing squad for executing death row inmates should be retroactive — even if that means opening a new avenue for appeals — Utah's Sentencing Commission decided Wednesday.
Utah is one of seven states that gives the condemned a choice of method and the only state that continues to use the firing squad.
He argued that any repeal should be retroactive; otherwise it leaves the firing squad in place until all pending cases are resolved.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,515035830,00.html   (497 words)

 deseretnews.com | Church not against a firing-squad ban
Church spokesman Dale Bills said a one sentence statement saying that the church "has no objection to the elimination of the firing squad in Utah" was provided Wednesday to the Utah Sentencing Commission, which is studying how to get rid of the firing squad method of execution and replacing it with lethal injection.
Still, Boyden said recent letters to the editor indicate some still believe the firing squad is necesary for religious reasons and the commission wasn't sure how widespread that belief could be.
By choosing the firing squad, "the defendant has the opportunity to be somewhat in control and create a media circus," Boyden said.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,510051735,00.html   (617 words)

 Excerpt -- The Unforgiven: Utah's Excecuted Men
Utah allows the condemned to choose between a firing squad and another form of death, originally beheading or hanging but now lethal injection.
The punishment prescribed for first-degree murder was execution with the condemned allowed to choose among firing squad, hanging, or beheading.
There seems to me to be no present significance as to whether an execution is by a firing squad or in some other way.
www.signaturebooks.com /excerpts/unforgiv.htm   (1470 words)

 Utah poised to end firing squad executions
The Utah firing squads employ five riflemen, one of whom shoots a blank so none will know who fired the fatal shots.
Preparations for back-to-back firing squads last June drew widespread media interest, but both executions were delayed.
Attempts years ago to eliminate the firing squad ran afoul of legislators who felt that murderers should have the chance to atone for their crimes through the physical shedding of their blood.
www.casperstartribune.net /articles/2004/02/20/news/regional/b0b306ad6539f08a87256e3f007bd85a.txt   (581 words)

 GOYA, Francisco: The Shootings of May Third 1808
The crowds in the Puerto del Sol were silent to him; he could not have heard the firing squads on the third of May. Every experience reached him through the eye alone.
As I look at the firing squad I remember that artists have been symbolising merciless conformity by this kind of repetition since the very beginning of art.
In the face of Murat's firing squad they cover their eyes, or clasp their hands in prayer.
www.artchive.com /artchive/G/goya/may_3rd.jpg.html   (2030 words)

 CNN.com - Court clears way for firing squad - Oct. 25, 2002
A serial killer who asked to be executed by firing squad without the traditional hood over his head will be granted his wish, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.
As required by state law, his case was appealed to the state Supreme Court, which ruled Friday that the firing squad execution could go forward.
John Taylor, who was sentenced to death for raping and strangling an 11-year-old girl, was the last person to go before the firing squad.
archives.cnn.com /2002/US/West/10/25/firing.squad.utah.ap   (338 words)

 Death/firing squad protocol
The battalion was paraded; the accused man brought forward and the sentence announced: execution by firing squad.
I agree with Bill Nelson's appraisal that anyone firing a rifle (let alone an experienced soldier) would at once be able to distinguish between a blank round and a live one.
I surmise that it is to allow the firing party some peace of mind after they have been ordered to murder a comrade: any one of them can persuade himself retrospectively that he drew the blank round.
tafkac.org /death/firing_squad_protocol.html   (412 words)

 The Firing Squad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A firing squad lines up with a prisoner.
Aim..>" and the prisoner shouts, "Landslide!", the firing squad runs for cover and the prisoner escapes again.
The last prisoner is brought out and having seen the other prisoners escape decides to do the same thing except he yells "Fire" and the firing squad does.
www.scoutxing.com /skits/regular/skit065.htm   (88 words)

 Reason Magazine - Firing Squad
They can in fact lose 15 in a row, and when they finally get lucky on the 16th they can demand a fortune in punitive damages based on the defendant's entire national course of conduct--never mind that the 15 earlier juries may have found that same course of conduct justifiable.
One result of firing squad liability is utterly to foil the policy of states that would have preferred to be more lenient on an issue.
I'm writing these words on a frigid March day in New England, where many of us would be glad to assume the risks of hot takeout coffee, knowing how tepid it can get by the time we consume it after a drive to our destination.
www.reason.com /9905/co.wo.reasonable.html   (1828 words)

 Saddam Requests Firing Squad
After returning to court after a hunger strike Saddam Hussein has requested, should he be found guilty, to be executed by firing squad.
Since he is a military man he would prefer a firing squad as opposed to a hanging which is reserved for common criminals.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A thinner but combative Saddam Hussein appeared in court Wednesday for the first time since his hunger strike and hospitalization and asks to be executed by firing squad if the court convicts him and sentences him to death.
www.gnn.tv /headlines/10124/Saddam_Requests_Firing_Squad   (512 words)

 Firing Squad: Time for Accountability in Israel
Even Saddam Hussein has said he prefers the honor of the firing squad to the other more ignominious forms of death meted out as judgment for conduct unbecoming.
When she prepared to leave Israel, less than 24 hours before the cease fire was finalized in New York, the Prime Minister sent Mr.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, already under fire for his handling of the Lebanon war, is facing a possible probe over a Jerusalem property deal.Olmert and his wife are to be summoned for questioning over the deal by the government's top watchdog, the left-leaning Haaretz newspaper reported on Thursday.
www.opednews.com /articles/opedne_john_e___060819_firing_squad_3a_time_f.htm   (1244 words)

 CellAuto Firing-Squad Automaton, W.F.Lunnon 27/04/00
Imagine a squad of identical soldiers, each equipped with his own gun and with a (synchronised) clock marking instants of time; between instants a soldier assumes any one of k initially determined states.
The squad is strung out in a line over rough ground, so that each soldier can communicate with (assess the current state of) only his left and right neighbours.
The problem is to have the squad trained, interchangeably, so that at some later instant (the period) after the command, they will all, for the first time, simultaneously assume the FIRING state.
www.cs.may.ie /~fred/CellAuto.html   (3181 words)

 The Infamous Firing Squads
There was no discrimination, as far as the firing squad was concerned.
Arzuaga, who gave comfort to the prisoners who were sentenced to die in front of the firing squad, was the one who had to choose the order in which the prisoners were going to be shot each night.
He always left those who were stronger and better prepared to die for the end, in order for them to give support to their fellow prisoners who were not as a strong.
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