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Court Reschedules Executions of Two Oklahoma Inmates after State Canít Find Supply of Killer Drugs

Posted on 03/18/2014 7:39:00 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

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• The executions of Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner were put off until April 22 and April 29. The state has had difficulty finding the ingredients of the cocktail used to execute prisoners.

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma court on Tuesday rescheduled a pair of executions set for this week and next so state prison officials will have more time to find a supply of drugs for the lethal injections.

The decision came in a lawsuit in which two inmates had sought more information about the drugs that would be used to execute them later this month. The inmates had sought a stay of their executions, but the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals said that request was moot because the state Department of Corrections doesn't have enough drugs on hand to carry out their death sentences.

"The attorney general's attestations give this court no confidence that the state will be able to procure the necessary drugs before the scheduled executions are carried out," the court wrote.

Oklahoma and other states that have the death penalty have been scrambling for substitute drugs or new sources for drugs for lethal injections after major drugmakers — many based in Europe with longtime opposition to the death penalty — stopped selling to prisons and corrections departments

While the judges didn't rule on the merit of the inmates' stay request, they pushed their executions back a month — Clayton Lockett to April 22 and Charles Warner to April 29.

"We were hoping for a stay until the district court can rule, but this effectively gives us that," Seth Day, one of the lawyers for the inmates, said in a telephone interview.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: deathpanel; deathpenalty; deathrow; execution; executions; lethalinjection; ratcrime
draino 2012 Problem solved! Pump the r@t b@stards full of this readily available, easily purchased off the shelf product.
1 posted on 03/18/2014 7:39:00 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Isn’t that mostly NaOH or have I forgotten my chemistry?


2 posted on 03/18/2014 7:41:15 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: DogByte6RER

They run out of rope and bullets?


3 posted on 03/18/2014 7:41:37 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: DogByte6RER

Just shoot them.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 7:42:27 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: DogByte6RER
Give them their choice.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 7:42:53 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: DogByte6RER
this makes no sense to me....amd I missing something>
"Oklahoma and other states that have the death penalty have been scrambling for substitute drugs or new sources for drugs for lethal injections after major drugmakers — many based in Europe with longtime opposition to the death penalty — stopped selling to prisons and corrections departments"
who ARE they selling the poison to.... DHS???
6 posted on 03/18/2014 7:43:01 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Seriously, their state legislature should make a quick law authorizing a firing squad. Problem solved.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 7:43:58 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: DogByte6RER

Didn’t the libs give us the solution in the Terri Schiavo incident? Starving is humane and even euphoric.


8 posted on 03/18/2014 7:47:44 PM PDT by Mark (Obama Care is now DEMOCRAT CARE)
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To: doc1019

“They run out of rope and bullets?”
They haven’t even got PAINT for the friggin’ JAIL!;)


9 posted on 03/18/2014 7:50:24 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: DogByte6RER
From http://www.ahc.umn.edu/rar/euthanasia.html:

Acceptable Methods for Euthanasia of Animals

 

Method

Small birds, poultry, rodents,  Rats weighing < 200 gm, Rabbits < 2kg Rats weighing > 200 gm, all Guinea Pigs Rabbits weighing >2 kg Dogs, Cats, Nonhuman Primates

Farm Animals (e.g. swine,

ruminants and horses)
Amphibians, Reptiles, Fish
Carbon Dioxide A A    AWJ A
A2 for swine <32kg
UNA
A
Barbiturate Overdose/ Euthanasia Solution, Intraveneous (100 mg/kg) A A A A A A
Barbiturate Overdose/ Euthanasia Solution, Intraperitoneal (100 mg/kg) A A A AWJ 4 A3 for nursery pigs
AWJ 4 for adults
A
Anesthesia and Exsanguination A A A A A A
Anesthesia and Intraveneous KCl (1-2 meq/kg) A A A A A A
Anesthesia and Decapitation A A A   UNA   UNA A
Anesthesia and Cervical Dislocation A A A   UNA   UNA A
Decapitation of Conscious Animal

   A

   A

  UNA

  UNA   UNA    AWJ
Cervical Dislocation of Conscious Animal

   A

UNA

   A

  UNA   UNA   UNA
Other

For guidelines on euthanasia of rodent fetuses and neonates click HERE

 

UNA - Small bird thoracic compression
      Stunning or electrocution followed by exsanguination may be used for on-farm or slaughterhouse euthanasia.  Rifle shot may be used for field euthanasia where restraint is not possible 

A - Immersion in MS-222 (tricaine) or benzocaine at 2 g/L water 

A - hypothermia of amphibians or fish weighing <4 g (0.1 oz) in liquid N

A - rapid chilling (not freezing) of zebrafish


10 posted on 03/18/2014 7:54:49 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: DogByte6RER

A syringe of Black Leaf 40 works well.

The Cherokees used to execute their criminals by standing them in front of a tree, blindfold them and pin a paper heart over the heart. Then a Cherokee firing squad would do the job.

Then there is the way Hanging Judge Parker did it in Fort Smith.


11 posted on 03/18/2014 7:59:37 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Nitrogen Asphyxiation - Strap in the condemned, put on a brain wave reading device, apply a breathing mask at 1.1 atmospheres. When the time comes for the execution to be carried out, switch the airflow to 99% nitrogen. Then all you have to do is wait for the brain waves to go flat.

cheap (nitrogen makes up over 70% of the atmosphere) No pain, no mess, condemned goes to sleep and never wakes up.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 8:00:59 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: DogByte6RER
last i knew, morphine still works... and it's more than they deserve
13 posted on 03/18/2014 8:07:29 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Cherokee crime and executions...1890

http://books.google.com/books?id=sN7AFvPpHy8C&pg=PA9&lpg=PA9&dq=cherokee+executions+1890&source=bl&ots=zCiBVpxahi&sig=L4KxPk0bDlsY8LUm-bKKlP4V5yY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=XQkpU_vWJqqU2AXyn4HQCA&ved=0CEQQ6AEwBDgK#v=onepage&q=cherokee%20executions%201890&f=false


14 posted on 03/18/2014 8:08:25 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Are there no anesthesia drugs available anymore?


15 posted on 03/18/2014 8:11:54 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Then frickin’ shoot them. Geez.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 8:12:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DogByte6RER
Certainly the state has confiscated illegal drugs like meth, heroin, crack etc. Why not put these drugs to good use? It would be hard to make an argument about them being cruel and inhumane as thousands of addicts are willing to do almost anything to get them.
17 posted on 03/18/2014 8:14:39 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: DogByte6RER

Put them on Obamacare.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 8:36:54 PM PDT by _longranger81
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To: DogByte6RER

Execute them in the very same manner they MURDERED their victims.

Sound about right to me.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 8:48:09 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: posterchild

Give them each two grams of heroin, and a hooker dressed as a hot nurse with the hardware to deliver it. It seems to work pretty well when killing off Hollywood’s finest.


20 posted on 03/18/2014 8:51:04 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Chode

Screw that! I need it for My foot pain worse!

I’ll donate a box of ammo.


21 posted on 03/18/2014 9:24:45 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: posterchild
Enough to do the job in both cases but not mostly.

MSDS

22 posted on 03/18/2014 9:28:37 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: DogByte6RER

I volunteer to make some “killer drugs”

Seriously, this is so stupid and dishonest.


23 posted on 03/18/2014 10:57:54 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: headstamp 2
Are there no anesthesia drugs available anymore?

Seriously, just give them a "Michael Jackson" propynol cocktail.

24 posted on 03/18/2014 11:02:36 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Bullish

Is there a nearby zoo with lions?


25 posted on 03/18/2014 11:03:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

How about using an axe.


26 posted on 03/19/2014 12:34:11 AM PDT by funfan
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To: DogByte6RER

Put the IV in and just drain their blood


27 posted on 03/19/2014 12:40:10 AM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: DogByte6RER

Lead poisoning works just fine, and it’s quick.


28 posted on 03/19/2014 12:58:13 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I am against the death penalty. BUT, if it’s going to be carried out I don’t see the point of holding it up because some drug is unavailable. I have to assume a bullet through the brain is painless, and dare I say, humane. It’s messy for sure. It is obvious the only reason simple methods of killing are not used is to spare us citizens the uncomfortable and messy business of homocide.


29 posted on 03/19/2014 1:36:35 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: DogByte6RER

Let them make a useful contribution.

Let them be organ donors. . . Piecemeal. . . a left kidney here, an eye there, skin graft over there, then a heart/lung finale!


30 posted on 03/19/2014 1:59:43 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: DogByte6RER

Alternatively, toss ‘me into a cell with fifty rattle snakes. But, then that might be cruel to the rattle snakes.


31 posted on 03/19/2014 2:01:55 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Organic Panic

When I read about what the killers did, a little messiness seems justified.


32 posted on 03/19/2014 2:27:59 AM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: DogByte6RER

This is a political problem, not an economic one. Simply ban importation of any drugs from said companies (Cali does this with all kinds of products under the guise of “health”) and declare their patents on said drugs non-recognized in your state (though this would be better as a national response... but look who the president is...), making them available for any company to manufacture. Watch as their principle crumbles in the face of their bottom-line...


33 posted on 03/19/2014 3:09:07 AM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Inject them with anti-freeze and put them back in their death row cell


34 posted on 03/19/2014 3:12:08 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: mabarker1
i hear ya
35 posted on 03/19/2014 4:49:45 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: MeshugeMikey
who ARE they selling the poison to.... DHS???

The drugs used, in lower doses, have medical uses. Lethal injection first involves the administering of a general anesthetic, and this is what the EU drug companies prohibit selling to prison executioners.

I say just give them an overdose of heroin. It's not like we don't have lots lying around.

36 posted on 03/19/2014 5:31:20 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Thanks.

yes heroin should work rather well can considering the fact that the confiscated stash of same is rather abundant and cheap....it appears to be the perfect option.


37 posted on 03/19/2014 6:15:16 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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