Bush approves execution of Army private

#1
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush has approved the Army's request to execute a soldier convicted of rape and murder, the White House announced Monday evening.
Pvt. Ronald Gray, seen here in 1988, has been on the military's death row for 20 years.

Pvt. Ronald Gray, seen here in 1988, has been on the military's death row for 20 years.

Pvt. Ronald Gray has been on the military's death row at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, since 1988. His execution would be the first for the U.S. military since 1961, but the White House said it expects further appeals before the sentence is carried out.

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#3
*hums the a-team theme*

he's rubbish and deserves to die, if he was any good he'd have escaped by now to the los angeles underground, making a living as a soldier of fortune.
 

Command_doh

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#5
4 murders, 1 attempted muder and 8 rapes? 20 years on death row? The only surprise is it took them that long to 'approve' to waste the fcuker. Thats U.S. 'Justice' for you though. I am surprised he wasn't 'accidented' whist in Leavenworth.
 
#7
pvtePile said:
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush has approved the Army's request to execute a soldier convicted of rape and murder, the White House announced Monday evening.
Pvt. Ronald Gray, seen here in 1988, has been on the military's death row for 20 years.

Pvt. Ronald Gray, seen here in 1988, has been on the military's death row for 20 years.

Pvt. Ronald Gray has been on the military's death row at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, since 1988. His execution would be the first for the U.S. military since 1961, but the White House said it expects further appeals before the sentence is carried out.

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Sorry, I didn't catch his name. And when was it again? Where's he been for the pst 20 years BTW, anyone know? :wink:
 
#8
Is tfe penalty death by hanging still in their army? I heard once this was the case and the drop was always set at 6 foot (quick for some, very slow for others .... )
 
#10
I bet those lads arrested on Okinawa are shitting themselves right now. Good.
 
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Mikal said:
Is tfe penalty death by hanging still in their army? I heard once this was the case and the drop was always set at 6 foot (quick for some, very slow for others .... )
Or decapitation. Hanging is still an optional method of execution in most US States, although some more enlightened States prefer the 'jab' as it's apparently less likely to fcuk up. Last person to be shot was in 1996.

Surely that story about one of the 12 men having a blank round so no-one knows if they killed the condemned is bollox. What about recoil?
 
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There was a thread about the blank thing. IIRC it was decided that they would have to be given the weapon in a loaded state and then could only be in doubt up to the moment of firing. I suppose it could mean that they could claim they had the blank if confronted later. Either way, the combined power of ARRSE decided that it was complete BS.
 
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jew_unit said:
There was a thread about the blank thing. IIRC it was decided that they would have to be given the weapon in a loaded state and then could only be in doubt up to the moment of firing. I suppose it could mean that they could claim they had the blank if confronted later. Either way, the combined power of ARRSE decided that it was complete BS.
Thanks: I've always suspected as much (I expect that it was suggested that they if they pre-loaded/prepared a rifle they could bugger about with the gas reg to make it kick a bit more - or shove some old potato up the barrel......and rejected!)
 
#14
bigeye said:
Mikal said:
Is tfe penalty death by hanging still in their army? I heard once this was the case and the drop was always set at 6 foot (quick for some, very slow for others .... )
Or decapitation. Hanging is still an optional method of execution in most US States, although some more enlightened States prefer the 'jab' as it's apparently less likely to fcuk up. Last person to be shot was in 1996.
Of course, hanging can easily become decapitation if the executioner cocks his end up.
 

Trans-sane

LE
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#16
20 years in the clink. That means he has been a pte for longer...

As for the sentence, off the scrote.
 
#18
Interesting snippet on a rerun of QI the other night. In some parts of Los Angeles, if a young black is convicted of murder and gets put on death row, his life expectancy is greater than someone who hasn't been convicted.
 
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jew_unit said:
There was a thread about the blank thing. IIRC it was decided that they would have to be given the weapon in a loaded state and then could only be in doubt up to the moment of firing. I suppose it could mean that they could claim they had the blank if confronted later. Either way, the combined power of ARRSE decided that it was complete BS.
I always thought it was more along the lines of "there might be a blank in your gun, so you might get not be to blame". By the time you've pulled the trigger it's probably a little late to worry. That would work better if there were very few live rounds (preferably only one) but then you can't guarantee the kill.

Fcuk it, bury him to his waist and stone him.
 

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