Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Drug 'em High

Let the executions continue. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote:

We ... agree that petitioners have not carried their burden of showing that the risk of pain from maladministration of a concededly humane lethal injection protocol, and the failure to adopt untried and untested alternatives, constitute cruel and unusual punishment ....”

Someone please explain to me how lethal injections are “concededly humane” when ...

... executions elsewhere, in Florida and Ohio, took much longer than usual, with strong indications that the prisoners suffered severe pain in the process. Workers had trouble inserting the IV lines that are used to deliver the drugs.

Another black day for America. We shouldn't be proud that our nation stands with these paragons of decency: China, Eqypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Cuba, North Korea, Palestinian Authority. Not one single Western nation (you know, the civilized nations) carries out executions anymore, except the United States.


Billiam said...

I know many disagree with this, but, here it is anyway. When as much concern is shown over the killing of innocent life, ie; abortions, then, maybe, I'll be more concerned about convicted killers getting the death penalty.

Other Side said...

Just a diversion away from the issue, Bill. It is not fair to tell a comdemned person that their execution is meaningless because, you know, there are abortions so I can't care about that. What about this person's family?

And when an innocent person is executed, (it will happen and may already have happened), what words of comfort will you have for the dead person's family ... sorry for your loss, but you know there are abortions and I can't care because of that.

Billiam said...

It's a possibility, however remote. Are there those who were framed in jail? Yes. Should there be a lot of scrutiny before someone is executed? Yes. That said, I can't get up in arms over the death penalty. Just can't.