Skip to comments.Fla. Man Executed Amid Injection Controversy
Posted on 09/28/2011 8:24:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A Florida man convicted of killing a police officer during a traffic stop 33 years ago has been executed at the Florida State Prison. The governor's office said Manuel Valle was pronounced dead at 7:14 p.m. Wednesday. He was the first Florida prisoner to be executed with a new mix of lethal drugs.
Valle fatally shot Coral Gables officer Louis Pena in 1978. He also shot fellow officer Gary Spell, who was saved by his bulletproof vest.
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The constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. It does not guarantee a painless execution.
They should just OD them on heroin. People PAY to do that frequently. Sometimes they almost succeed, and PAY to do it again. It cannot therefore be construed as either cruel or unusual.
nitrogen asphyxiation - the cleanest, sure fire, low cost, environmentally friendly, painless way to execute someone
“The Danish manufacturer of pentobarbital, Lundbeck, has also asked Florida to refrain from using its product in lethal injections.”
Gotta love the Europeans with their morals. They are fine with people, who are no longer of any value to society over there, being put to death (as in euthanasia), but not the same here.
Huh? Thirty-three (some) years??
Without getting into the DP itself as an “issue”, the gold standard was prior to FDR taking office. He was in Florida, and some nut job tried to shoot him - while Roosevelt wasn’t injured, the mayor of Chicago, Tony Cermak was severely injured.
Halfway through the trial, Mr. Cermak died. So, in midstream the defendant was charged with murder.
He was captured, arraigned, charged, tried, convicted, and executed.
In Thirty-three DAYS.
And for all that, they get a painless execution anyway.
Sounds like the combo worked just fine.
The reason I say that is that I believe that an execution should always be recognized as the violent act that it is.
Execution is the State taking a life. I abhor the clinical, medical veneer of a lethal injection...
As for the “new cocktail of drugs” Hey, it worked!
WTF took so long!!!!
Good riddance, you POS. May you rot in hell, along with the taxpayer-paid do-gooder lawyers that delayed this for 33 years.
It’s only a “controversy” when you’ve got a bunch of braindead celebrities luggin a load around in their Huggies. Everyone else could really give a ... Adios amigo!
so is a .45!
With a .45 you are not 100% sure of no suffering. Plus there is the blood splatter from potentially HIV contaminated blood.
Murderers on death row need to Man Up and stop all of their crying and whining about the sting they feel from the needle during their execution.
“You give me electric chair. I no afraid of that chair! You one of capitalists. You is crook man too. Put me in electric chair. I no care!”
“Viva Italia! Goodbye to all poor peoples everywhere! Push the button!”
The Constitution say no cruel and unusual punishment. It doesn’t say NO suffering.
If you point it the right way, it splatters away from you.
I like this idea.
Took long enough.
Wow. When I saw “1978” it occured to me that that was the year my 51 Y.O. brother graduated high school. The system is sick.
You could pull a muscle on your trigger finger, or get a a mild strain from the recoil if it hits you wrong.
Great idea, and ‘green’ too!
Simple, isn't it?
I can't stand these thugs playing with our money while they cite bogus claims when the obvious solution hangs in front of everybody's noses. Nobody mentions it because the left wants a world where crooks get away with murder and the public pays for it. Isn't that obvious by now?
One of my personal favorites...
Seriously, my professional research area is death and disease in the Middle Ages, torture and executions are part of that.
Lol! That was the year my NOW 51 y.o. bro graduated...
33 years. What a joke.
I was born and raised just E. of Coral Gables.
Was living there in 1978 and honestly don’t remember this incident.
That’s the main problem w/ Capital Punishment.
The time between the crime and execution is so long the two become detached.
No cause and effect. No deterrent.
“He also shot fellow officer Gary Spell,”
Was Valle an officer, or is this just poor writing posted by a major news outlet?
I had a doctor apply some of that, in liquid form to a wart on my finger, it was anything but "painless", she might as well have used a blow torch.
Amberdawn, I wuz gonna zing you for that remark but I checked first and saw that somebody already did and also that you are a good sport and laughed at your own funny miscomment.
This is true except it apparently doesn't apply to the families of victims. Liberals have caused the families to be punished cruelly for years while they rally around these vermin and prevent their executions. This family waited 33 years for justice. That's totally unacceptable.
I agree it took too long.
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