After bungled execution, US lawmakers...

After bungled execution, US lawmakers say there is no political will to abandon death penalty

There are 26 comments on the Nanaimo Daily News story from May 3, 2014, titled After bungled execution, US lawmakers say there is no political will to abandon death penalty. In it, Nanaimo Daily News reports that:

A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.

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xxxrayted

Berea, OH

#30 May 7, 2014
trollbaiter wrote:
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If only any of those things were true. Other than poverty, which is mostly the fault of reTHUGlicans.
Republicans expanded the welfare base? Care to post proof of your claim?
Obamacare KILLED my Mom

Ames, IA

#31 May 7, 2014
My biggest problem with this is that our national news organizations are referring to this as a "botched" execution, that resulted in the death of an inmate.

Without delving too deep into the questions surrounding the death penalty in the land of the free and the home of the brave, with you freakin' loudmouth idiots, answer this little question first..........

If the execution ended with the death of the executionee how is it even possible that the execution was botched???????

We love our guns. firing squad should be the only acceptable method of capital punishment in our gun toting society.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#32 May 8, 2014
Obamacare KILLED my Mom wrote:
My biggest problem with this is that our national news organizations are referring to this as a "botched" execution, that resulted in the death of an inmate.
Without delving too deep into the questions surrounding the death penalty in the land of the free and the home of the brave, with you freakin' loudmouth idiots, answer this little question first..........
If the execution ended with the death of the executionee how is it even possible that the execution was botched???????
We love our guns. firing squad should be the only acceptable method of capital punishment in our gun toting society.
Even the condemned have rights. But, once again, those whom drape themselves in the Constitution, find it too difficult to live by it, when it doesn't fit their agenda. No one is saying he should've have been executed, the problem is that if okiehomo wants to be in the killing business, follow the Consitution. Oops moments aren't allowed. Especially from this gaggle who want to parade around saying they want to get back to and can live by the Constitution. okiehomo proved they can't.
Obamacare KILLED my Mom

Ames, IA

#33 May 8, 2014
conservative crapola wrote:
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Even the condemned have rights. But, once again, those whom drape themselves in the Constitution, find it too difficult to live by it, when it doesn't fit their agenda. No one is saying he should've have been executed, the problem is that if okiehomo wants to be in the killing business, follow the Consitution. Oops moments aren't allowed. Especially from this gaggle who want to parade around saying they want to get back to and can live by the Constitution. okiehomo proved they can't.
I'm not a Constitution expert, much like the self proclaimed experts often seen posting drivel on this board. All I know is somewhere there is a clause about "cruel and unusual punishment"
Of course the execution was not legit. He definatley suffered.unnecessarily
I don't believe it was unusual, but his execution could be categorized as cruel.

Which brings me to my point. In our society gun are commonplace. shootings and killings with guns happen every single day in America. So why would we not simply shoot our condemned criminals???
Having a doctor administer a deadly shot is certainly unusual,
A doctor or qualified healthcare professional must administer the shot, or it will not work.
Our healthcare professionals should not be involved in killing people, that is considered cruel. I believe a similar belief is held by the right concerning abortion.
So why would we consider the state executing a condemned prisoner by gunfire either cruel or unusual?
People are killed by guns everyday in America, so execution by firearm is not unusual by any stretch of the imagination.
If being shot was cruel, then why would a state allow its citizens the power to willfully be cruel to each other?
If someone is killed by gunfire righteously, then the shooter is not only not accused of a crime, but they are considered heroes.
All that is required is having the NRA get behind firing squads as the only means of acceptable execution and within weeks all the capital punishment states will adopt firing squads as the only acceptable means of execution.

That's some deep fucking logic there Bitches. read it twice before ya blast my post!!!!
xxxrayted

Berea, OH

#34 May 8, 2014
conservative crapola wrote:
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Even the condemned have rights. But, once again, those whom drape themselves in the Constitution, find it too difficult to live by it, when it doesn't fit their agenda. No one is saying he should've have been executed, the problem is that if okiehomo wants to be in the killing business, follow the Consitution. Oops moments aren't allowed. Especially from this gaggle who want to parade around saying they want to get back to and can live by the Constitution. okiehomo proved they can't.
May I remind you that during the times of the Constitution, we shot and hung people to death?

The intent was to off the SOB silently and quietly. It didn't work out that way, but the state had no intention of it going that way either, therefore, no Constitutional violation.

Now if they threw him in a tank of sharks, covered him with syrup and released army ants, beat him to death with bats, you might have a point. The state intended cruel and unusual punishment. The truth of the matter is some liberal at the facility where they make the lethal drug decided his company was no longer going to sell it in the US because we executed people. That's why we have a problem.
coyote

Biloxi, MS

#35 May 8, 2014
Hanging would be cheap, reliable and quick, IF we could get rid of idiots like the California judge who got his panties in a bunch because the grossly obese convict might lose his head if hanged. Dead is dead, retard.

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