Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Arizona's Jeffrey Landrigan executed despite concerns drugs not FDA-approved _
NY Daily news ^ | 10/27/2010 | Aliyah Shahid

Posted on 10/27/2010 10:10:10 AM PDT by managusta

The state of Arizona executed a convicted murderer on Tuesday night despite objections from attorneys that the state would use a non-approved drug from overseas for the lethal injection.

Just hours before Jeffrey Landrigan's death, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to lift a stay issued by a federal judge to halt the execution.

"There is no evidence in the record to suggest that the drug obtained from a foreign source is unsafe," the Supreme Court said

Due to a U.S. shortage, the state turned to a non-FDA approved drug. It was later revealed that the source was the U.K., although the actual company that makes the drug is still unknown.

Experts argue the practice raises concerns about the effectiveness of the drug. It may also cause difficulties for executions in the 35 states that allow them, as those on death row challenge the use of drugs not approved by the feds.

"The impact could be huge," Deborah Denno, a law professor at Fordham University said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; attorneys; company; convict; death; deathpenalty; deathrow; drug; drugs; execution; fda; judge; lethalinjection; murderer; professor; supremecourt; uk; unsafe
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-55 next last
How the hell does one test a lethal cocktail ? Then stamp it FDA approved!
1 posted on 10/27/2010 10:10:16 AM PDT by managusta
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: managusta
Should have used pure Aspartame.

It's FDA approved, and guaranteed to kill.

2 posted on 10/27/2010 10:11:41 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta

I think we just did.


3 posted on 10/27/2010 10:11:46 AM PDT by cbvanb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta
How the hell does one test a lethal cocktail ? Then stamp it FDA approved!

Here kitty, kitty, kitty...

4 posted on 10/27/2010 10:11:46 AM PDT by rhombus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta

“Foreign source is unsafe,”

They can kill us just as easy as we can kill ourselves.


5 posted on 10/27/2010 10:12:40 AM PDT by edcoil (No "D's" for me!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta

Headline from The Onion?


6 posted on 10/27/2010 10:13:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta
"There is no evidence in the record to suggest that the drug obtained from a foreign source is unsafe," I thought that was the entire point, to administer to him an unsafe drug that would launch him into eternity. Sounds like it worked.
7 posted on 10/27/2010 10:14:22 AM PDT by centurion316
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta
"There is no evidence in the record to suggest that the drug obtained from a foreign source is unsafe," the Supreme Court said

Isn't an intentionally lethal drug by definition, unsafe. That was the whole point of the drug.

8 posted on 10/27/2010 10:14:25 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta

Much ado about nothing ... It’s hard to believe that our nation has gone this soft on criminals.


9 posted on 10/27/2010 10:15:14 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta

WTF?
Are they afraid it might kill him?.............


10 posted on 10/27/2010 10:15:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE MEGHAN MCCAIN A BOX OF KRISPY KREMES SO SHE'LL SHUT THE HELL UP?!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta
"There is no evidence in the record to suggest that the drug obtained from a foreign source is unsafe,"

Can you imagine if it is unsafe, IF something went wrong...

...why the condemned inmate just might die!

Gasp!

11 posted on 10/27/2010 10:16:16 AM PDT by NorCoGOP (OBAMA: Living proof that hope is not a plan.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta
You can't use a drug if it is not FDA approved!
Why not?
It might kill him!
Joe, Joe, Joe ... [sigh] ok, let's go over this one more time ...
12 posted on 10/27/2010 10:16:43 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta

Why not just use a massive dose of mophine? I never understood why they don’t.


13 posted on 10/27/2010 10:17:04 AM PDT by Hugin (Remember the first rule of gunfighting...have a gun..-- Col. Jeff Cooper)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta
How the hell does one test a lethal cocktail?

I'm assuming you've never tipped a bartender well all night.

14 posted on 10/27/2010 10:17:19 AM PDT by Senator Pardek ( It might be hard for some of the younger Freepers to believe, but in 1982)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta
Well, at least it's been proven effective.
Close to 100%, I'd say.
15 posted on 10/27/2010 10:18:23 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta
Arizona's Jeffrey Landrigan executed despite concerns drugs not FDA-approved

So...were they afraid that the non-FDA approved drugs might be harmful in some way?

16 posted on 10/27/2010 10:18:39 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta
Experts argue the practice raises concerns about the effectiveness of the drug.

Well, is he dead or not? (Sheesh, "experts.")

17 posted on 10/27/2010 10:19:40 AM PDT by Moltke (panem et circenses)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta
How the hell does one test a lethal cocktail ?

First, date a bartender. Openly cheat on her. Go back to her bar for a drink.

Then stamp it FDA approved!

Second, date an FDA inspector...

18 posted on 10/27/2010 10:21:59 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta

If it killed him, it was a good drug - for its purpose


19 posted on 10/27/2010 10:22:51 AM PDT by silverleaf ("This is not an election on November 2 . This is a restraining order" P.J. O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta

Ther must be a link to The Onion somewhere in that article...


20 posted on 10/27/2010 10:22:52 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Today, Congress. Tomorrow, the White House!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: OldNavyVet

Ournation hasn’t. A cadre of leftist lawyers and black robed dictators have.


21 posted on 10/27/2010 10:23:45 AM PDT by Hugin (Remember the first rule of gunfighting...have a gun..-- Col. Jeff Cooper)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: managusta

“Landrigan was convicted of the grisly 1989 murder of Chester Dean Dyer, whom he strangled during an armed burglary after escaping from an Oklahoma jail where he had been serving another sentence for second-degree murder.”

So much for life in prison being an alternative to execution.


22 posted on 10/27/2010 10:23:59 AM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: silverleaf

Odd how no one cared about the victim and whether or not the victim was worried about enough to warrent an attorney or FDA approved killing.


23 posted on 10/27/2010 10:24:24 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: TheDon

Was the weapon he used on his victim approved by the FDA?


24 posted on 10/27/2010 10:25:15 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: managusta

They should bring back the chair. It only needs to be UL-approved, if I’m not mistaken.


25 posted on 10/27/2010 10:27:43 AM PDT by cynwoody
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hugin
Why not just use a massive dose of mophine?

Are you kidding? That s***'s addictive!

26 posted on 10/27/2010 10:28:31 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

Sledge hammer...worked fine when my grandfather killed hogs!!!They did not feel a thing...or at least they never said so!!!


27 posted on 10/27/2010 10:29:10 AM PDT by ontap
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: managusta

Aren’t bullets FDA approved? Is Electricity FDA approved? I know, animal testing, throw him to a bunch of ticked off hungry lions, if they kill him they should be FDA approved.......


28 posted on 10/27/2010 10:29:42 AM PDT by sniper63 (I am the leader of the TEA Party, I, myself am the leader of me, myself for I am the TEA Party!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta

Warning: possible side effects of administering this drug include DEATH.


29 posted on 10/27/2010 10:30:25 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hugin

Got a better idea. Lets go back to hanging.


30 posted on 10/27/2010 10:33:22 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: managusta

There was no reason at all for the federal judiciary to be involved with this case. This was a State crime, and he was tried and convicted by a jury of his peers.

If the State of Arizona wanted to hang him with a rope, that should have been fine as well. There are currently 133 inmates on Arizona’s death row. Most of them should have been executed within weeks of their conviction.

But if whimsical federal judges have their say, none of them will ever be given their fair and just punishment. This worthless worm’s case made it to the Supreme Court of the United States, which, with one of its spiffy 5-4 decisions, ruled that the appeal was stupid.

Had just one more justice been a liberal, he would have still been alive. And it wouldn’t have mattered why, because any excuse would have sufficed. And this is just wrong.

It is a great reason for the creation of a “Second Court of the United States”, composed of 100 State judges, appointed by State legislatures. It would stand as a buffer between the circuit courts and the Supreme Court.

Its purpose would be to examine the some 8,000 cases appealed to the Supreme Court every year, to determine if these cases were within federal authority *at all*, or whether they should be returned to the State court of origin for decision.

This would put an end to activist federal judges. This would strip whimsical federal judges of their ability to horn in to State trials where there is no federal issue, though they would claim there was one.

If such a court was created, if Arizona wanted to hang, it could hang, if enough other States said hanging was not cruel or unusual. If a federal judge put a stay on an execution, it could be brought immediately to the 2nd court, where they would likely say “nonsense”, and lift the stay.

And death rows among the States that execute, would have lots of occupancy.


31 posted on 10/27/2010 10:33:52 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta

Take him to McDonald’s. The morbidly obese Michael Moore, a walking violation of New York’s trans fat ban, claims they’ve killed more people than the muslim murderers on 9/11.

Withholding of FDA approval doesn’t really mean too much. They have recently refused to approve a treatment for breast cancer on the basis of cost, reasoning that, if everyone couldn’t get it, then no one should have it, and many more should just die of the cancer.


32 posted on 10/27/2010 10:35:45 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hugin
Why not just use a massive dose of mophine?

An easier way is to use nitrous oxide, or laughing gas.

It is used by dentists.

Just keep increasing the percent until it is 100% and wait a half hour.

I have had nitrous oxide and it just makes you not care and sleepy. The "patient" would just go to sleep.

33 posted on 10/27/2010 10:40:50 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: managusta

Well, I kind of hope it’s unsafe, given the intended use.


34 posted on 10/27/2010 10:42:22 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta

Why not, just to be sure, use more surefire methods? Shooting them in the brainstem or blowing them up, for instance?


35 posted on 10/27/2010 10:43:40 AM PDT by Tublecane
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta

just put them a soundproof room with nothing but Obama speeches on repeat and a knife , that would be lethal enough.


36 posted on 10/27/2010 10:44:39 AM PDT by sunmars
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: managusta

I don’t even know why they mess around with all this high-tech new-fangled stuff, anyway. What the hell is wrong with a good old-fashioned hanging?


37 posted on 10/27/2010 10:44:48 AM PDT by John the Savage
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
If the State of Arizona wanted to hang him with a rope, that should have been fine as well.

Would they need to use OSHA-approved rope?

Just continuing the original joke. Honestly, you can't write jokes that are as funny as reality is sometimes.

38 posted on 10/27/2010 10:45:39 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: managusta

Prolly shoulda fed him a bunch of bottles of Hyland’s Teething Tablets, they’re made in the USA! /sarc


39 posted on 10/27/2010 10:46:59 AM PDT by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rhombus
Here kitty, kitty, kitty...

Here liberal, liberal, liberal...

40 posted on 10/27/2010 10:49:38 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: sunmars
just put them a soundproof room with nothing but Obama speeches on repeat

With Yoko Ono screech-singing in the background.

41 posted on 10/27/2010 10:51:24 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
"It is a great reason for the creation of a “Second Court of the United States”, "
NO, we do not need any more courts...what we need a house of representative that are willing to do their jobs...the house has oversight of the judiciary, and bring up articles of impeachement and impeach any federal judge they damn well please...my question is, why has this not been done? because the republicans and democrats both want a rogue judiciary, so that communism can be spread by fiat....if the tea party candidates do not impeach judges this term ( and there are many that have blatantly violated their oath of office ) then I will drop out and vote third party....be ready my friends, be ready
42 posted on 10/27/2010 10:55:59 AM PDT by joe fonebone (They will get my Fishing Rod when they pry it from my cold dead fingers)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: thackney

The execution is a three step process:

Sodium thiopental: ultra-short action barbiturate, an anaesthetic agent capable of rendering the prisoner unconscious in a few seconds.

Pancuronium: non-depolarizing muscle relaxant, causes complete, fast and sustained paralysis of the skeletal striated muscles, including the diaphragm and the rest of the respiratory muscles; this would eventually cause death by asphyxiation.

Potassium chloride: stops the heart, and thus causes death by cardiac arrest.

The drug in question is Sodium thiopental, a prescription barbituate, which is used to render the prisoner unconscious before the injection of the (more) fatal drugs. The dose of Sodium thiopental used in executions is several times the theraputic dosage, so the prisoner is certifiably, undeniably, reliably dead. They couldn’t get any from the only U.S. manufacturer, to they went on line and got some from the UK.


43 posted on 10/27/2010 10:56:59 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (If not Boston, then Texas. Go Rangers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I was trying to make the point there was no reason to require FDA approval even if the drug is considered unsafe at lower dosages.


44 posted on 10/27/2010 11:02:26 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: antiRepublicrat

There is an Army Field Manual on executions. In making a scaffold, selecting a rope and tying a noose, you have to considered the weight of the condemned convict. Too much of a drop and you may pull his head off (messy), too little, he will be slowly affixiated rather than dying quickly of a broken neck. The coughing and sputtering can be uncomfortable for the executioners and the witnesses. An exceptionally heavy convict may require a stronger rope and beam. Leave nothing to chance.


45 posted on 10/27/2010 11:07:25 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (If not Boston, then Texas. Go Rangers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: centurion316
Kagan , in her first vote on supreme court, voted against execution because of safety concerns with the drug - on Drudge.
46 posted on 10/27/2010 11:08:38 AM PDT by opentalk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: thackney

There is a legitimate concern that it might be ineffective and the convict would be conscious when the lethal components are applied. Nothing that will keep me awake at nights, though.


47 posted on 10/27/2010 11:09:28 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (If not Boston, then Texas. Go Rangers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: managusta
"The impact could be huge," Deborah Denno, a law professor at Fordham University said.

Why, it could kill them!!!! Someone think of the CHILDREN!!!!

48 posted on 10/27/2010 11:22:56 AM PDT by JRios1968 (What is the difference between 0bama and his dog, Bo? Bo has papers.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: thackney

Maybe they meant the criminal would be safely dead but then this is the legal system speaking.


49 posted on 10/27/2010 11:24:06 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: managusta

Let him file an appeal from hell !


50 posted on 10/27/2010 11:32:16 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLENN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-55 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson