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Some US executions held up by shortage of drug
hosted ^ | Sep 27

Posted on 09/27/2010 1:25:18 PM PDT by JoeProBono

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Some executions in the U.S. have been put on hold because of a shortage of one of the drugs used in lethal injections from coast to coast.

Several of the 35 states that rely on lethal injection are either scrambling to find sodium thiopental - an anesthetic that renders the condemned inmate unconscious - or considering using another drug. But both routes are strewn with legal or ethical roadblocks.

The shortage delayed an Oklahoma execution last month and led Kentucky's governor to postpone the signing of death warrants for two inmates. Arizona is trying to get its hands on the drug in time for its next execution...

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: cocktail; columbus; death; deathpenalty; drugs; execution; lethalinjection; ohio; oklahoma

1 posted on 09/27/2010 1:25:20 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
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2 posted on 09/27/2010 1:27:18 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: JoeProBono

Bullets, hempen rope and electricity are still in good supply.


3 posted on 09/27/2010 1:27:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: JoeProBono

well then just hang em...


4 posted on 09/27/2010 1:27:44 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: b4its2late

I like the picture ! Time for some swinging from some rope !


5 posted on 09/27/2010 1:30:23 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: JoeProBono

Go to walmart and get some plastic bags. They are free at the checkout counter.


6 posted on 09/27/2010 1:30:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise

7 posted on 09/27/2010 1:34:01 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

There’s no shortage of rope. Or bullets, either.


8 posted on 09/27/2010 1:34:56 PM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: JoeProBono
Death due to sudden, irreversible lead poisoning is always an option...


9 posted on 09/27/2010 1:35:35 PM PDT by JRios1968 (What is the difference between 0bama and his dog, Bo? Bo has papers.)
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To: JoeProBono
Prisons officials in Texas, the nation's busiest death penalty state, refused to discuss how much sodium thiopental they have on hand, saying the information could inflame protesters outside the death house, and "people could get seriously hurt or killed."

I think Texas buys it by the barrel!

10 posted on 09/27/2010 1:37:12 PM PDT by ontap
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To: JRios1968

Utah Firing Squad


11 posted on 09/27/2010 1:39:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
Some executions in the U.S. have been put on hold because of a shortage of one of the drugs used in lethal injections

Um, lead poisoning is easier and cheaper...and the injection is at a much higher velocity....

12 posted on 09/27/2010 1:39:51 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (OBAMA: Living proof that hope is not a plan.)
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To: rrrod
There is something about a perp twisting in the wind for maximum drama and deterrent effect.

If it were up to me, all executions would be done this way and in public, after singing them a few hymns.

I'm fond of the good old fashioned custom of hymn singing at hangings for two reasons:

  1. It calms and prepares the soul of the condemned to meet their maker.
  2. It p*sses off the ACLU as much as the hanging itself.

14 posted on 09/27/2010 1:40:58 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: JoeProBono
I will gladly donate some draino.
15 posted on 09/27/2010 1:41:46 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: JoeProBono
FTA: "Hospira provides these products because they improve or save lives and markets them solely for use as indicated on the product labeling," Kees Groenhout, clinical research and development vice president, said in a March 31 letter to Ohio, obtained by the AP. "As such, we do not support the use of any of our products in capital punishment procedures."

So, we are to believe the manufacturer when they say the problem is "raw materials?" It appears much more likely they are deliberately dragging their feet.

16 posted on 09/27/2010 1:42:03 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am Derek Fenton! (me) Enjoying freedom ourselves requires tolerating it for others. (Jedidah))
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To: JoeProBono

Put the condemned in a sealed chamber and purge it with dry nitrogen. Maintain pure N2 atmosphere in said chamber for 1 hour. Purge chamber with fresh air and collect corpse.

Simple, cheap, effective.


17 posted on 09/27/2010 1:43:05 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: JoeProBono; chesley; JRios1968; 2ndDivisionVet; NorCoGOP; Vigilanteman; Cyber Liberty; ...

Now I know how to create jobs! Create jobs manufacturing the chemicals that they use in lethal injections and executions! The electric chairs too! And the gurneys that they use and the straps.


18 posted on 09/27/2010 1:59:45 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: JoeProBono; chesley; JRios1968; 2ndDivisionVet; NorCoGOP; Vigilanteman; Cyber Liberty; ...

Now I know how to create jobs! Create jobs manufacturing the chemicals that they use in lethal injections and executions! The electric chairs too! And the gurneys that they use and the straps.


19 posted on 09/27/2010 1:59:52 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Vigilanteman

“2.It p*sses off the ACLU as much as the hanging itself. “

I love you.


20 posted on 09/27/2010 2:00:51 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: b4its2late

Firing squads are NEVER in short supply.


21 posted on 09/27/2010 2:03:53 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: JoeProBono
I know people like to thrust up their chests and crow
for bullets to execute legally-sentenced prisoners.

But there's a problems with simply executing people by
shooting them.

When the Nazi Einsatzgruppen squads fanned out in Russia
and began randomly shooting Jews and others they deemed
undesirable, the soldiers began to become mentally
unstable. The soldiers began to drink to excess, use drugs
and experience emotional breakdowns. And would
you really trust someone who began to volunteer
to shoot people?


22 posted on 09/27/2010 2:14:01 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Vigilanteman

George Carlin had a bunch of ideas on one of his albums a while back: launching into a brick wall, lowering into boiling oil, etc.


23 posted on 09/27/2010 2:45:46 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Niuhuru

ropes and bullets; that’s more than sufficient.


24 posted on 09/27/2010 4:40:36 PM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: ontap
I was reported that Texas had an “Ample Supply”. I bet we have enough for 5-10 years. By then if they can't get the supply fixed, we will find something else.
25 posted on 09/28/2010 3:07:24 PM PDT by Chief901 (Barak H. Obama - The H stands for "Hoover")
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To: JoeProBono

300 cc of ethanol should do the trick.


26 posted on 09/28/2010 3:10:27 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: rrrod

There is no shortage of the drugs that kill them. The shortage is in an anesthetic (which has been used on me in several surgeries).

They can still kill them, they just can’t do it without causing pain or panic.

I say, do without the anesthetic, and let the audience (and the subject) enjoy/(suffer)the experience of pain and panic by the guest of honor.


27 posted on 09/28/2010 9:34:16 PM PDT by tdscpa
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To: tdscpa
There is no shortage of the drugs that kill them. The shortage is in an anesthetic (which has been used on me in several surgeries).

The new method of buckshot in head fired from 10 feet makes anesthetics obsolete and reduces the costs.

28 posted on 10/18/2010 12:15:52 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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