Talk:Yellow Mama

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Is it built from wood or metal? 83.31.13.213 18:16, 25 May 2006 (UTC) ---Wood.mh

Question[edit]

At any point in time, were there any riots or or protests about the use of the electric chair in Alabama or other states? - JS — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jsgiggles (talkcontribs) 16:42, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

American History Question[edit]

What factors would play into Alabama's decision to hold on to electrocution as their main method of execution though it was one of only two states doing so in 2001 as stated in your article? Skylar.duster (talk) 04:27, 27 May 2012 (UTC)MC

I would guess that the complete and utter backwardness of Alabama plays a part - conservatism for the sake of conservatism is holy there. 82.176.204.198 (talk) 20:37, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Judson Hall Personal Note[edit]

An individual named Judson Hall keeps adding a personal note to the tail of this article. It has no place. The note is: "note: I, Judson Hall, was a witness at Lynda Block's execution. While her body did tense I witnessed no smoke. She and her boyfriend , George Sibley refused to file the brief for the appeal (automatic for death sentence in Alabama), stating they did not acknowledge the laws of Alabama or their authority. Shortly after Blocks execution Sibley applied for (and was denied) appeal. Sibley was executed for the same crime via lethal injection in August of 2004. I feel Lynda Block's execution was more humane and less cruel than the crime they committed. I had or have no affiliation to either Block or the victim."

108.197.181.251 (talk) 22:44, 24 September 2012 (UTC)KT

Race[edit]

Why is it relevant to provide a breakdown of how many of Yellow Mama's victims are White and how many are Black? It seems especially irrelevant since no other breakdowns are given (ie, by gender, by age, etc.).  Maybe that sentence should be removed.
Richard27182 (talk) 09:06, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

UPDATE: I propose that the sentence "Between 1930 and 1976 there were, 135 executions completed using Yellow Mama; 107 of the condemned prisoners were black and 28 were white"  be changed to  "Between 1930 and 1976 there were 135 executions completed using Yellow Mama."  Before I make this change, I would appreciate an opportunity to discuss it with other editors. Please let me know your opinions.
Richard27182 (talk) 09:54, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

UPDATE #2:  I've received no feedback since I posted my proposal, so I've gone ahead and made the change (for the reason previously indicated).
Richard27182 (talk) 09:35, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

WP:CIRCULAR issue[edit]

The article contained another Wikipedia article as one of its references. I replaced it with a non-Wikipedia source.
Richard27182 (talk) 06:37, 24 August 2015 (UTC)