Lethal Injection Under Scrutiny

Lethal Injection Under Scrutiny

There are 149 comments on the The Associated Press story from Sep 28, 2007, titled Lethal Injection Under Scrutiny . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

“What causes it to go wrong is that the protocols aren't carried out properly”

Lethal injection was supposed to be the humane, enlightened way to execute inmates and avoid the pain and the gruesome spectacle of firing squads, the electric chair and the noose.

But now it, too, is under legal attack as cruel and unusual, with the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing this week to hear arguments that lethal injection can cause excruciating pain.

Some supporters of the procedure say the notion that inmates suffer is unproven. And they argue that there is nothing wrong with lethal injection itself; instead, they say, the problem is inadequately trained executioners. Read more

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ELw

Birmingham, UK

#108 Dec 19, 2012
Whitetee wrote:
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If writing to another man brings you happiness you need to seriously reflect on your relationship with your boyfriend. Poor guy.:(
Not that it's your business but I also write to another prisoner…who's female. My boyfriend obviously isn't as insecure as you, he knows it's not a romantic thing. I even have male friends who I hang out with…shock horror
Whitetee

Toledo, OH

#109 Dec 19, 2012
ELw wrote:
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Not that it's your business but I also write to another prisoner…who's female. My boyfriend obviously isn't as insecure as you, he knows it's not a romantic thing. I even have male friends who I hang out with…shock horror
First of all you've made it everyone's business by very emphatically proclaiming you write to this man and you stated you do it because you're fascinated with criminal psychology. Now you're backtracking and stating he's such a wonderful and cherished friend. I'm going to do a little bit of my own amateur psych on you. You're a pathological liar. Attracted to Shannon because he is as well and you see yourself in him. You have no boyfriend. Indeed you have few friends which is WHY you're reduced to writing an incarcerated double murderer. How am I doing?:D
ELw

Birmingham, UK

#110 Dec 19, 2012
Whitetee wrote:
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First of all you've made it everyone's business by very emphatically proclaiming you write to this man and you stated you do it because you're fascinated with criminal psychology. Now you're backtracking and stating he's such a wonderful and cherished friend. I'm going to do a little bit of my own amateur psych on you. You're a pathological liar. Attracted to Shannon because he is as well and you see yourself in him. You have no boyfriend. Indeed you have few friends which is WHY you're reduced to writing an incarcerated double murderer. How am I doing?:D
My boyfriend is 29,a postman, I live in the uk, I am a nursery manager, am 25, have ample friends.....in other words, your not doing well
Whitetee

Toledo, OH

#112 Dec 19, 2012
ELw wrote:
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My boyfriend is 29,a postman, I live in the uk, I am a nursery manager, am 25, have ample friends.....in other words, your not doing well
Uh huh. Riiiiight. And you're from the UK? That explains it all.
ELw

Birmingham, UK

#113 Dec 19, 2012
Whitetee wrote:
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Uh huh. Riiiiight. And you're from the UK? That explains it all.
What's wrong with the uk? Go careful not to be a typical racist American here! The thing is that you can make me out to be what ever you want you don't know me just as I don't know you, the difference is that I would never judge/bitch/care enough to make such a fuss. I guess that's the difference between the English and over the top Americans hey
Whitetee

United States

#114 Dec 19, 2012
ELw wrote:
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What's wrong with the uk? Go careful not to be a typical racist American here! The thing is that you can make me out to be what ever you want you don't know me just as I don't know you, the difference is that I would never judge/bitch/care enough to make such a fuss. I guess that's the difference between the English and over the top Americans hey
More idiocy. The UK is not a "race". But it's a mindset and a region that fails to impress. You've allowed your nation to descend into near total socialism. But speaking of racists....ask your penpal about his view on the different races sometime.
ELw

Birmingham, UK

#115 Dec 19, 2012
Whitetee wrote:
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More idiocy. The UK is not a "race". But it's a mindset and a region that fails to impress. You've allowed your nation to descend into near total socialism. But speaking of racists....ask your penpal about his view on the different races sometime.
And America have a real good track record for being a bunch of liars... Moon landing, 911, i could go on. yeah I will do I'm sure he has some very interesting insights.
Dollface

Lapeer, MI

#116 Dec 20, 2012
ELw wrote:
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And America have a real good track record for being a bunch of liars... Moon landing, 911, i could go on. yeah I will do I'm sure he has some very interesting insights.
As does yours. The murder of our own princess Diana. The beheadings of innocent women. Now the murder of an innocent nurse for patching a call through. Your political leaders paying little boys for sex. Uk banks involvement in Libor. I could go on and on. It really sickens me when you Brits come off like you are squeaky clean. Nothing but a bunch of worthless pussies and hypocrites is what you are.
ELw

UK

#117 Dec 20, 2012
Dollface wrote:
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As does yours. The murder of our own princess Diana. The beheadings of innocent women. Now the murder of an innocent nurse for patching a call through. Your political leaders paying little boys for sex. Uk banks involvement in Libor. I could go on and on. It really sickens me when you Brits come off like you are squeaky clean. Nothing but a bunch of worthless pussies and hypocrites is what you are.
All of what you have stated sickens me too, shall I tar you with the recent school murders? Is that down to you? No, I don't claim we're squeaky clean
ELw

UK

#118 Dec 20, 2012
Dollface wrote:
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As does yours. The murder of our own princess Diana. The beheadings of innocent women. Now the murder of an innocent nurse for patching a call through. Your political leaders paying little boys for sex. Uk banks involvement in Libor. I could go on and on. It really sickens me when you Brits come off like you are squeaky clean. Nothing but a bunch of worthless pussies and hypocrites is what you are.
And wth regards to the nurse that was murdered…she killed herself after two Australian djs made her the subject of a hoax call.
I could take stabs at your country but non of the issues your country is famous for are personally your fault. Your ridiculous for using these points against me as an argument and I pity you slightly
Dollface

Lapeer, MI

#119 Dec 20, 2012
ELw wrote:
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All of what you have stated sickens me too, shall I tar you with the recent school murders? Is that down to you? No, I don't claim we're squeaky clean
Then don't throw stones bitch!!
Noel Fang

Lapeer, MI

#120 Dec 20, 2012
Why do you weird ass British chicks feel the need to write to OUR American death row inmates and convicts?! Doesn't your own country have enough loser who have thrown their own lives away for you stupid bleeding hearts to fawn over?
ELw

Birmingham, UK

#121 Dec 20, 2012
Dollface wrote:
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Then don't throw stones bitch!!
Throw stones?! Where did you crawl out from, this argument didn't concern you…bitch
ELw

Birmingham, UK

#122 Dec 20, 2012
Noel Fang wrote:
Why do you weird ass British chicks feel the need to write to OUR American death row inmates and convicts?! Doesn't your own country have enough loser who have thrown their own lives away for you stupid bleeding hearts to fawn over?
Didn't realise that because he's American he's YOURS
Noel Fang

Lapeer, MI

#123 Dec 20, 2012
ELw wrote:
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Didn't realise that because he's American he's YOURS
He's an American prisoner dumb ass. Why not write to your own country's prisoners?
Dollface

Lapeer, MI

#124 Dec 20, 2012
This argument concerns me wether you like it or not. You aren't Shannon's only pen pal.
ELw

Birmingham, UK

#125 Dec 20, 2012
Dollface wrote:
This argument concerns me wether you like it or not. You aren't Shannon's only pen pal.
I know I'm not, he writes lots of people he told me
ELw

Birmingham, UK

#126 Dec 20, 2012
Noel Fang wrote:
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He's an American prisoner dumb ass. Why not write to your own country's prisoners?
What does it matter where I'm from?!
Whitetee

United States

#127 Dec 20, 2012
ELw wrote:
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What does it matter where I'm from?!
Gee maybe if your country and your countrymen were so great you would be supportive of THEM. Not the Americans whom you seem to dislike. It doesn't make much sense.
ELw

Birmingham, UK

#128 Dec 21, 2012
Whitetee wrote:
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Gee maybe if your country and your countrymen were so great you would be supportive of THEM. Not the Americans whom you seem to dislike. It doesn't make much sense.
I'm writing to a convict not saving the world. I wrote to him because we have different experiences and if I wrote to an English person moaning about the weather would soon get boring

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