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Opponents say prolonged
execution offers more evidence for
challenge to lethal injection

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:earlybird, 7/24/2014 6:15:03 PM

ST. LOUIS – The nation´s third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday. Death-penalty opponents say the execution of an Arizona inmate who took two hours to die shows that state experiments with different drugs and dosages are a callous trial-and-error process. The result: Every few months, an inmate gasps, chokes and takes an unusually long time to die. "These executions are experiments on human subjects," said Cheryl Pilate, an attorney for several Missouri death-row

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Rubbish. We all know that the opponents of captal punishment are hanging out there in the trees, just waiting for one of these executions to not go by the book. Never mind the criminal´s crimes, nor the amount of time, pain, expense, and seemingly endless legal appeals that went into getting him to the stage where the execution would finally proceed.

We have read that these lethal injection executions are multistage operations. The very first stage renders the subject unconscious. The snorting and such that witnesses saw here were probably involuntary. He knew nothing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/24/2014 6:16:08 PM     (No. 9938760)

PS. I am with the victim(s) and the survivors, who will grieve forever. That is pain. As for this kind of scum, drawing and quartering sounds appropriate.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: merlin251, 7/24/2014 6:20:25 PM     (No. 9938766)

I seriously hope that his final moments of life were filled with excruciating pain and agony, like that felt by his victims!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/24/2014 6:20:28 PM     (No. 9938767)

If the inmate suffered I will consider that a bonus, the scum is dead so the execution was a success.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/24/2014 6:20:35 PM     (No. 9938768)

Well "executed".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: msjena, 7/24/2014 6:21:52 PM     (No. 9938769)

The inmate is unconscious, isn´t he? That doesn´t sound cruel to me. If someone doesn´t want the death penalty, don´t murder anyone!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: CEP, 7/24/2014 6:24:18 PM     (No. 9938770)

They will get it right, I don´t care what happens to the one, who has inflicted cruel and heinous crimes on an innocent person.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Janylou, 7/24/2014 6:26:18 PM     (No. 9938771)

Why is it theses loons have more compassion for these murders than they do for their victims?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: horacer, 7/24/2014 6:27:57 PM     (No. 9938775)

Why in the world do we have any sympathy for this garbage. This scum not only murdered his ex girlfriend and her father, he would have killed police officers if they hadn´t shot him first. It´s a shame they didn´t have better aim. If he suffered, good.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Scribelus, 7/24/2014 6:44:27 PM     (No. 9938794)

Dr. Guillotine´s invention got the job done!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 7/24/2014 6:48:49 PM     (No. 9938802)

A bullet to the back of the head.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 7/24/2014 6:50:42 PM     (No. 9938805)

Firing squad would be effective.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Miss Ann Thrope, 7/24/2014 6:54:19 PM     (No. 9938810)

I´ve had four major surgeries while under general anesthetic. I don´t remember feeling any pain during the procedures.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: flybynight, 7/24/2014 6:54:54 PM     (No. 9938812)

Rope is cheap and quick and sure.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: KTWO, 7/24/2014 7:03:54 PM     (No. 9938821)

It is hard to decide if the courts or the legislatures deserve the most contempt for our never settled DP Circus.

AFAIK shooting has never failed and the courts have never banned it. But most legislatures have not authorized it. No special equipment is needed either.

Certain, fast, and inexpensive. It should be the norm.

So either ban the death penalty in the state or do it right.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: southernboy, 7/24/2014 7:09:42 PM     (No. 9938827)

I’ve never figured out the leftist liberals. They absolutely love every murderer, rapist, you name it. They defend every sorry piece of c**p that comes along. No one can do anything so bad that a liberal won’t defend them, speak up for them, feel sorry for them. Victims? Not so much. Tough tuna, Charlie! Suck it up!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jacooley, 7/24/2014 7:11:14 PM     (No. 9938830)

The original three-drub method worked fine. The so-called "botched" executions have occurred due to tinkering with the three-drug approach.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/24/2014 7:37:22 PM     (No. 9938857)

There are many viable alternatives.....Firing squad, hanging, electric chair, Skinning alive, Guillotine, take your pick, loser.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: folsomguy, 7/24/2014 7:54:05 PM     (No. 9938872)

What part of botched don´t these twits understand. He´s dead so it was not botched! He sure as heck didn´t botch his murders.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: yo-yo, 7/24/2014 8:23:48 PM     (No. 9938897)

After years on death row, I´m okay with giving them an extra hour or two.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 7/24/2014 8:30:51 PM     (No. 9938901)

Very easy solution.

The perp´s death agony should last for the exact same time as their victims´. Shouldn´t be too hard to figure and control.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 7/24/2014 8:33:59 PM     (No. 9938903)

The nation´s third botched execution in six months...

None were "botched." All of the guilty were executed. Took a couple of hours for him to expire from a dose of juice that would have killed most within minutes. Unusual? Yes. CRUEL and unusual? No.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 7/24/2014 8:34:43 PM     (No. 9938905)

I vote for ´an eye for an eye.´ Their deaths, when they finally get them, are way too sanitized. There wouldn´t be a problem if they had left the original meds alone. Now no one will make them because they don´t want the aggravation from the bleeding hearts.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/24/2014 8:56:13 PM     (No. 9938916)

Perhaps liberals would like it better if we just referred to it as post-birth socially necessary abortion, and ram a pair of scissors into the base of his skull?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: BarryNo, 7/24/2014 9:54:47 PM     (No. 9938978)

Personally I am all in favor of returning to the guillotine. It is still the fastest, surest method of rapid execution found. If you want let the prisoners be rendered chemically unconscious prior to it´s use if it bothers you that much but, let´s face it; WACK!, you´re done, and guaranteed no more than 15 or twenty seconds of consciousness before expiring.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/24/2014 10:54:57 PM     (No. 9939043)

Perhaps the accused would prefer to state his poison. Or, even better the victim/family state their´s Many ways to execute and many mentioned above. More still from the medieval days...drawn and quartered was considered fatal back then. That he should die a peaceful death is absurd.
Bleeding Hearts can be found everywhere. Big Sigh..

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Reply 26 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 7/24/2014 11:14:49 PM     (No. 9939068)

Once again, we are being jerked around. This AP article cites a host of death row lawyers and anti-capital punishment activists, but fails to pinpoint the problem with lethal injection.

That problem is the availability of effective drugs.

FTA: "The biggest recent challenge for death-penalty states has been obtaining lethal chemicals after major drug makers stopped selling drugs for use in executions. That forced states to find alternative injection drugs."

Anti-capital punishment activists pressured drug makers here and overseas to stop supplying these drugs.

Once again, however, Texas does it right. [Croak another dirtbag, Texas! In so many ways you are an inspiration to us all.]

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