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US may execute its first openly transgender woman

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Posted By: earlybird, 1/2/2023 11:52:21 AM

  ST. LOUIS   — Unless Missouri Gov. Mike Parson grants clemency, Amber McLaughlin, 49, will become the first openly transgender woman executed in the U.S. She is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday for killing a former girlfriend in 2003. McLaughlin’s attorney, Larry Komp, said there are no court appeals pending. The clemency request focuses on several issues, including McLaughlin’s traumatic childhood and mental health issues, which the jury never heard in her trial.


The new Get Out of Jail Free Card. Or get out of the death penalty for premedittated murder of HIS girlfriend. He was a man when he committed the crime; he is a man now. Transitioned three years ago in prison. This should not be allowed to happen.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: vrb8m 1/2/2023 11:58:27 AM (No. 1369278)
Ditto, OP.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: seamusm 1/2/2023 11:59:08 AM (No. 1369280)
HE is not a woman. HE murdered his girlfriend and will pay the penultimate penalty. Whether HE pays the ultimate penalty is between HIM and God.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: 68BattleofBealeVet 1/2/2023 12:04:33 PM (No. 1369286)
Does anyone find it ironic that she/it clames to have mental health issues. I thought trans were to be treated as normal.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone 1/2/2023 12:10:26 PM (No. 1369290)
What does being a so-called transgender woman have to do with the facts of a murder conviction and sentence?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: GoodDeal 1/2/2023 12:14:49 PM (No. 1369294)
Crime = punishment. Evidence has nothing to do with emotions. Oh let’s feel sorry for the guy. He killed his GF got a weenie snip and tuck and now plays the mommy and daddy wasnt there to change my underwear card. Lay down and roll up your sleeve. Execution by lethal injection is too easy for a piece of trash like you.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Words have Meaning 1/2/2023 12:26:42 PM (No. 1369301)
He/she/it should just tell the governor it is pregnant. The courts would never execute someone who is pregnant... because that would be murder and that would be illegal. Good-bye murderer...better get religion and fast.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: rytwng 1/2/2023 12:35:42 PM (No. 1369305)
Bye wierdo
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hazymac 1/2/2023 12:37:07 PM (No. 1369307)
Not a woman. Just a messed up man.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Right Time 1/2/2023 12:37:19 PM (No. 1369309)
The sex change was a cynical, transparent ploy to avoid capital punishment....with the sex change and drugs paid for by the Missouri taxpayer
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Reply 10 - Posted by: kono 1/2/2023 12:41:40 PM (No. 1369314)
Were the mental health issues caused by his transtesticle treatments? Or were those issues the cause of his "trans" hallucination? Either way, didn't the woke medical lobbyists claim that "trans" procedures would depend on whether the patient was capable of making a sound decision? Shouldn't mental health issues be as much an obstacle to that as it is to getting a gun? Oops, never mind. (That safeguard isn't carefully observed, either...)
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Reply 11 - Posted by: 3XALADY 1/2/2023 12:58:57 PM (No. 1369321)
Just another 'first.' Who freakin' cares.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/2/2023 1:02:54 PM (No. 1369322)
At the federal level, there are several automatic appeals available. It is foolish to say there are no appeals. (It would give the general population cause for hope. There is none.)
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Reply 13 - Posted by: wilarrbie 1/2/2023 1:04:38 PM (No. 1369323)
Just another glass ceiling crashing upward.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 1/2/2023 1:07:23 PM (No. 1369325)
Sorry, "I'm a violent nutcase" is ADDED reason to execute.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: jalo1951 1/2/2023 1:34:37 PM (No. 1369341)
WRONG! A cold blooded murder is about to meet his fate.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 1/2/2023 1:41:21 PM (No. 1369344)
HE also raped a 14 year old girl, forever changing HER life!! POS doesn't get out of HIS punishment by growing HIS hair and putting on a dress!!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 1/2/2023 1:59:26 PM (No. 1369356)
Do they mean that freak Rachel Levine, assistant secretary of health?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: paral04 1/2/2023 2:15:33 PM (No. 1369370)
So, society is supposed to give this person a pass because it has issues? Just because you decided you didn't like the chromosomes you were born with doesn't give you the right to commit crimes.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Gordon Mills 1/2/2023 2:24:26 PM (No. 1369378)
Another 'first' for the media.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Luandir 1/2/2023 3:40:58 PM (No. 1369412)
Quit whining and die like a man.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: columba 1/2/2023 3:50:30 PM (No. 1369417)
Murder remins Murder - no matter your alleged gender. Now..let's talk about the murder of developing but not yet born children.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MDConservative 1/2/2023 4:05:45 PM (No. 1369426)
Did this person commit the crime? What’s the fuss? LGBTQ++ crowd should be celebrating the judicial “acceptance” of this person regardless of sexual preferences.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DW626 1/2/2023 4:27:27 PM (No. 1369435)
Hang ‘Em High!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: cheeflo 1/2/2023 5:09:08 PM (No. 1369457)
One of the prison officials weighed in about how uncommon it was for a woman to commit such a heinous crime, ignoring the fact that the crime occurred nearly twenty years ago by Andrew McLaughlin.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Birddog 1/2/2023 5:23:33 PM (No. 1369469)
Hey, you can't execute "Her" because the mental health report sez... "...she suffers from depression and attempted suicide multiple times." Cannot kill someone who has tried many times to kill themselves, that wouldn't be "Fair", no matter HOW guilty they are. a schizophrenic "He" can be charged with multiple attempted murders of "Her", a Hate Crime against women AND transgenders. Each suicide attempt was an attempted murder...right?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: ChattyCatsSusan 1/2/2023 7:44:15 PM (No. 1369549)
Totally agree OP. If felons can be sentenced according to the laws on the books at the time of the crime, then this evil person should be executed by the laws on the books at the time of his crime.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Rumblehog 1/2/2023 9:31:22 PM (No. 1369585)
Prepare the needles...
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Reply 28 - Posted by: ronniethek 1/3/2023 12:19:01 AM (No. 1369643)
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Trigger2 1/3/2023 1:26:12 AM (No. 1369655)
Soooo, they're going to execute a transgender. What makes them so special? I say big deal.
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