Skip to comments.Texas finds new execution drug supply
Posted on 03/19/2014 3:20:30 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister
HOUSTON (AP) Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences once its existing supply expires at the end of the month.
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TX going to use some of that drug in 30 minutes.
“Other states are trying to abolish the death penalty... mine’s putting in an express lane.”
Let the good times roll!
Hooray! Now let’s git r movin’.
I think the idea of executing someone who is undeniably guilty is a great idea. If someone is so obviously guilty like Ted Bundy, they should be executed within a year and a day of conviction/sentencing.
Hope they share their supplier with Oklahoma.
Remington makes Drugs?
I really admire Texans for their self sufficiency.
Likely; a new growth industry in the Southern States, manufacturing drugs used in lethal injection executions.
Well, I hope the stuff isn’t veterinarian quality. Someone could get killed.
Just had the thought that maybe they’re using high school or university students in need of some extra credit and tuition assistance.
Hehe, everyone here is on a roll today.
Let the killin’ begin.
I think it would be educational for juvenile delinquents to be forced to watch executions to show them what will surely happen if they don’t straighten themselves out.
Remington makes Drugs?
The smell of gunpowder makes good aroma therapy.
I stand by my position that anti-death penalty is a conservative principle. The State should never have this much power and the fact that innocents have been executed should be enough to stop this practice.
And yes. I prosecuted my fair share of death penalty cases. But the power to the State AND killing the innocent is not overcome by the horror perpetrated by some of these Defendants.
It is important to note that capital punishment is the flip side of gun liberty, because if the state refuses to execute savage murderers, the citizenry must be equipped to do so, and without the legal folderal.
For this reason, states should cut through the mustard and use means of execution that are unquestionable in their effectiveness, and so ubiquitous that they may be obtained throughout the state. Namely, bullets.
Federal judges have taken it upon themselves to try to end capital punishment by a “death of a thousand cuts”, using minutiae arguments to delay it for decades. Currently, they argue about drug manufacturers, what type drugs, how quickly they are past their ‘freshness date’, etc., etc.
But bullets go beyond that. By using a firing squad, Texas could expedite the journey to Hades for a whole bunch of these fiends. I mean the prisoners, not the federal judges.
where there’s a will, there’s a way.
You can’t throw the baby out with the bath water.
Basically it was everyones fault but his.
On 11/29/98, Jasper and two co-defendants were responsible for the death of a 33-year old white male, which took place during a robbery. The victim was a musical engineer who owned a recording studio in San Antonio. Jasper had created his own record label and had his own rap group. Jasper went to the recording studio of the victim. He walked up behind the victim and grabbed him by the hair and slit his throat. The victim was then stabbed to death. Jasper covered the victim with a black sheet in order to "not have to look at him." Jasper then began loading vehicles with the equipment inside the studio, estimated to be worth between $10,000 and $30,000. Jasper and his codefendants made several trips taking the property from the studio, and upon returning to the scene of the crime, he was observed to be suspicious, and eventually apprehended by police.
Texas finds new supply of execution drugs
But correction officials will not say where they bought the drugs, arguing that information
must be kept secret to protect the safety of its new supplier.....
We are not disclosing the identity of the pharmacy because of previous, specific threats
of serious physical harm made against businesses and their employees that have provided
drugs used in the lethal injection process, said Texas Department of Criminal Justice
spokesman Jason Clark.
They probably got it from China or India.
How many innocents have died because they were murdered by those who were undeterred due to the uncertainty of execution?
You gon’ die!
Drugs or no drugs, I miss ol’ sparky!
Strap ‘em in and let the sparkster carry them to the other side.
Why is this so hard? Why Does this have to be so expensive?
Rope has been around for what? 5,000 Years?!
It is, however, the only deterrent that NEVER fails. None of them commit additional crimes - and that can't be said about ANY other sentence that has been passed!
Don’t know why drugs should be wasted on this vermin. A hammer would do just fine and be more appropriate in most cases
From where? Winchester or Remington?
I stand by my position that anti-death penalty is a conservative principle.
Who chose you as our spokesman?
Anti-Death Penalty is YOUR principle. You don’t dictate our beliefs.
If they have to use drugs, they can probably find enough Heroin down on the corner in about 20 minutes to do the job several times over.
Fat Freddy about killing the Thanksgiving turkey: “I was very humane, I gave it an overdose of reds.”
Freewheelin’ Franklin: “What did you use for the stuffing?”
Franklin: “The stuffing [bleep], what did you stuff it with?”
Freddy: “I didn’t have to stuff it. It wasn’t empty.”
........I recently wrote on FR about how I had been pro death penalty all my life without reservation. Now, I do not think our courts are competent to put people to death in situations where there is “circumstantial evidence” and/or testimony from witnesses that are less than reliable.
In this guys case, there is apparently no doubt he did what he was convicted of so, that being true, I would load the needle myself.
But, with all due respect, I want to question that there is some absolute bullet proof evidence that someone has been executed mistakenly. I am not saying your wrong. I’m just saying ‘is there any proof’ you can cite as I can’t recall any such proof ever being laid on the table.
I remember years ago hearing a preacher say, “Tell them about Jesus and put them in the electric chair.” There’s always hope for repentance and forgiveness.
What is wrong with using expired drugs to execute criminals? Will the expired drugs fail to work? Lead poisoning (bullets) works every time it is tried.
I am a total conservative, and I used to work at San Quentin, so you might guess where I stand on the issue.
Washington A US man was executed Wednesday in the state of Texas for murdering a recording studio owner whose equipment he also stole, prison authorities said.
Ray Jasper, 33, who had spent the past 14 years on death row, was declared dead by lethal injection at 6:31 pm (0031 GMT Thursday) in Huntsville, a Texas prison spokesman said.
In his final words, Jasper thanked his supporters and urged his family to “please take care of each other”.
Do they still sterilize the needle?
Heaven forbid if they develop a nasty infection.
Yep they have one more this month and three scheduled for
next month to say their ‘good-byes’.....
Even given my mistrust of our legal system, I stand by my contention that the death penalty is life affirming. Anything less devalues the life of the victim. Unless the ultimate penalty is applied for the cold blooded, premeditated taking of an innocent life, one embarks on a slippery slope of assessing how much less than the ultimate penalty should be applied for the taking of the victim's life. In some European countries 15 years is deemed the "ultimate penalty." Once you start accepting or negotiating it down to something less, you start playing with the relative worth of the victim.
Personally, I'm of the opinion that the death penalty ought to be on the table for any crime in which the victim would have been justified resisting with lethal force. In such cases, it is the criminal who decided the fruits of the crime were worth more than his or her life. I'm not saying it should be applied in all such cases, but it should certainly be an option, particularly in the case of repeat violent offenders.
I do agree that there are problems with wrongful prosecutions, and the easy remedy to that is that prosecutors who are found to have covered up exculpatory evidence, suborned perjury or exercised any other type of bad faith be automatically subject to the same penalty they sought upon their conviction...
Dang- I was hoping for my idea to put into action- a firing squad, chosen by lottery tickets (The profits from the lottery could be given to the victim’s family, or assigned to a charity of their choice). Imagine the money that could be raised- especially if they let us use our own guns and ammo!
Heaven forbid if they develop a nasty infection.
LOL, good question. I never thought of that, but you might be on to something here. We certainly would not want them to accidently get a dose of HIV or something like that, when they are getting their fatal injection now would we?
These are your words, sir: “the fact that innocents have been executed should be enough to stop this practice.”
DuncanWaring in post 26 asks that you name one person who has been put to death and who was not guilty. It’s time to tell us where we went wrong, just once.