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FROM IMUS IN THE MORNING: Larry Flynt on his career, death penalty

Friday, March 14th, 2014


Publisher Larry Flynt on his life, career and the death penalty.


FROM THE TIMES OF ISRAEL: Larry Flynt doesn’t want man who shot him executed

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The serial murderer shooter says his hatred of blacks and Jews caused his killing spree; one victim shot outside a synagogue

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Larry Flynt in 2009. (photo credit: Glenn Francis of
www.PacificProDigital.com, CC-SA)

LOS ANGELES — Porn publisher Larry Flynt says he doesn’t want to see the serial killer whose gunshots left him paralyzed 35 years ago put to death for his crimes.

In an essay published Thursday in The Hollywood Reporter, Flynt says that while he would love to take pliers and a pair of wire cutters to torture Joseph Paul Franklin, he does not believe in the death penalty.

Franklin has been in prison since 1980 for a string of shootings that left five people dead and others wounded. He is scheduled to be executed Nov. 20 in Missouri.

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THE NEW ZEALAND HERALD: Larry Flynt vs capital punishment

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Pornographer, civil liberties campaigner opposes death penalty for man who shot him nearly 35 years ago.

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Larry Flynt says his feelings about capital punishment
began to crystallise after he was shot.

By the brutal norms of American capital punishment, few recipients of a lethal injection will trouble consciences less deeply than Joseph Paul Franklin.

In a spree of racially motivated violence across the US in the late 1970s, the Ku Klux Klan-affiliated gunman murdered as many as 20 people on a mission to “cleanse the world” of those he considered to be of inferior status.

But if Franklin is strapped down to receive the fatal shot of drugs on November 20, in conformity with the Missouri Department of Corrections’ schedule, at least one of his surviving targets won’t be raising a glass in celebration.

“If it was a deterrent, I’d support the death penalty, but it’s not,” said Larry Flynt, the notorious pornographer and civil liberties campaigner who was paralysed by a bullet from Franklin’s hunting rifle.

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FROM SKY NEWS: Larry Flynt Against Death Penalty For His Shooter

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Larry Flynt says he wants Joseph Paul Franklin to suffer as he did but thinks life in prison is punishment enough.


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The Hustler magazine publisher has been in a wheelchair since the shooting

Hustler magazine founder Larry Flynt has spoken out against the impending execution of the man who shot him.

The 71-year-old porn publisher, who was paralysed from the waist down in the 1978 attack and has been confined to a wheelchair ever since, said he wanted Joseph Paul Franklin to suffer but not die.

“I would love an hour in a room with him and a pair of wire-cutters and pliers, so I could inflict the same damage on him that he inflicted on me,” he wrote in a guest column for Hollywood Reporter.

“But, I do not want to kill him, nor do I want to see him die.”

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FROM THE TELEGRAPH: Larry Flynt opposes death penalty for man who paralysed him and killed five others

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Porn publisher Larry Flynt says he doesn’t want to see the serial killer whose gunshots left him paralysed 35 years ago put to death for his crimes.

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The Hustler magazine publisher said he doesn’t
believe capital punishment is a deterrent to crime.

In an essay published in The Hollywood Reporter, Flynt says that while he would love to take pliers and a pair of wire cutters to torture Joseph Paul Franklin, he does not believe in the death penalty.

Franklin has been in prison since 1980 for a string of shootings that left five people dead and others wounded. He is scheduled to be executed Nov. 20 in Missouri.

“I have every reason to be overjoyed with that decision, but I am anything but,” writes Flynt, who has been paralyzed from the waist down since he was shot in 1978 on the steps of a Georgia courthouse. He was there to fight pornography charges.

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