Execution by firing squadPosted March 30 2011
Execution by firing squad is a method of capital punishment, particularly common in times of war. The firing squad is generally composed of several soldiers or peace officers. The method of execution requires all members of the group to fire simultaneously, thus preventing disruption of the process by a single member. The condemned is typically blindfolded or hooded, as well as being restrained. Executions can be carried out with the condemned either standing or sitting.