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Texas state executions now using only single drug

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by tongix, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. tongix

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  2. BEER

    BEER bad example

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    it should have always been a single drug, lead.

    no matter how they killed their victims there's only 1 way a rabid dog should be put down, a single slug to the back of the skull. quick, humane, cheap, and guaranteed.

    it's illegal for me to pay for pot so why should i be allowed to pay for the drugs to help these .....people.... take a long and easy nap?
     

  3. Hamilton Burger

    Hamilton Burger Incompetent

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    Hope it burns, all the way down.
     
  4. Half-Breed

    Half-Breed ..... CLM

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    Ohio changed to this method very recently after a failed execution with the 3 drug method. They are trying to re-execute the guy while he's claiming they had their chance and can't be punished again. IMO, he has a good case (unfortunately).
     
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    A BMG AP is cheaper than any "chemical" recipe would be.'08.
     
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    I think lead is a good drug, but don't forget rope is cheap too.
     
  7. ArtCrafter

    ArtCrafter ¤Hocker Mocker¤

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    I am always amazed by 'conservatives' who support the death penalty.

    If there is one thing that government should NEVER be trusted with, it is human life.

    PERIOD.

    :soap:
     
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    I support the expansion of it.
     
  9. Bren

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    Actually, they failed because they couldn't get the IV inserted, which makes the switch to one drug kind of silly (does absolutely nothing about the problem in that execution).

    KY is being forced to go to a 1-drug method by a liberal judge who is using it to halt all executions, in spite of the state and US supreme courts having said the 3-drug method is constitutional.
     
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    I don't see what's so special about human life or why you assume conservatives hate the government. Maybe you been spending too much time with liberals.
     
  11. g29andy

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    Always amazed at liberals who support taxpayer funded abortion, yet oppose the death penalty for convicted murderers. Maybe we should instead call executions "ridiculously late term abortions" (sort of like re-labeling to climate change, or progressive)
     
  12. Bren

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    Maybe "PTA" - "Post-Term Abortion". That would confuse the liberals. Maybe I should go to work and suggest that we replace "execution" and "lethal injection" with "Post term Abortion" today. Everybody higher ranking that me in state government (executive branch) is a democrat - think they'd go for it?
     
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  13. M2 Carbine

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    I don't care if they are beat to death with a baseball bat, just as long as they are killed in a timely manner and not allowed to live for years before justice is carried out.
     
  14. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Big, educated kitty cat!

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    Just don't use .380 - too expensive.

    What about the old reliable Gulliotine (sp?).
     
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    Sounds like an excellent suggestion ... :thumbsup:

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  16. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    What if they aren't guilty?
     
  17. Nessy

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    I think it's funny they couldn't use a drug because it had expired. What, you mean it might be bad for you now?
     
  18. Bren

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    What if? We know the system isn't perfect and in the big picture some innocent people will be executed. So? The same is true of every punishment and I don't see where life in prison is better - in fatc, sending an innocent person to prison for a few years probably does more social harm in the big picture than executing them.

    The huge, huge majority will be guilty, more so with a death sentence than any other kind because of the exhaustive investigation and litigation by both sides, all state funded. In the long run, the occasional mistake is not a big deal and even executing the occasional innocent person serves most of the several purposes of execution. Nobody is living forever and the odds that we'll execute an "innocent" person that we aren't better off being rid of anyhow are nearly nonexistent.
     
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  19. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    US Robotics: Executing people since 1984. Our executions are 3-drug safe.


    WHOOPS!
     
  20. Bren

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    I agree - the only real reason is that it gives the anti-execution nuts something to sue about.

    They have, in recent years, sued us over things like the execution chamber curtains being closed while the coroner checks to certify death (and then reopened) or an EMT being allowed to put in the IV, or that the doctors and nurses present had not practiced reviving people from failed executions enough times. It goes on and on and you pay for it. Worst of all, your state government decided you would pay for it voluntarily, because it isn't constitutionally required that they get free lawyers for that nonsense.
     
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