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Oklahoma's botched lethal injection starts new front in battle over executions
CNN ^ | Wed April 30, 2014 | Ed Payne, Josh Levs, and Greg Botelho,

Posted on 04/30/2014 6:39:14 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh

A botched execution in Oklahoma has become the latest in a string of incidents raising questions about the drugs being used and the constitutional protection against cruel and unusual punishment.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: execution
Clayton Lockett lived for 43 minutes Tuesday after being administered the first drug in a cocktail that was meant to kill him, CNN affiliate KFOR reported. He convulsed and writhed on the gurney. Managing to raise his head, he got out the words "Man," "I'm not," and "something's wrong," reporter Courtney Francisco of KFOR said. Then the blinds were closed, and witnesses could not see what took place after that.

Personally, for all I care, they could have injected this SOB with battery acid and watched him squirm for a few hours.

1 posted on 04/30/2014 6:39:14 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Malone LaVeigh

The perp buried his victim alive.
Who cares how much he suffers. BURY HIM ALIVE.


2 posted on 04/30/2014 6:41:41 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Doesn’t anyone make guillotines anymore?


3 posted on 04/30/2014 6:43:49 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Malone LaVeigh

May I ask why?
Why doesn’t Oklahoma
Just “Hang ‘em high?”


4 posted on 04/30/2014 6:45:18 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Diogenesis

One .45 hollow point in the back of the skull will do it in seconds, costs .50 cents, and achieves the same result.


5 posted on 04/30/2014 6:45:56 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I have .40 cal hollow-points. Pretty sure they would work. That is, unless I missed with the first 4 or 5 shots...


6 posted on 04/30/2014 6:46:14 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
I miss Ol' Sparky.

5.56mm

7 posted on 04/30/2014 6:48:22 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I believe he got justice...when you look at his crime, he deserved every bit of it.

We could have hung or electrocuted him.

As Judge Roy Bean was fond of saying, west of the Pecos, “Some folks need killin’.”


8 posted on 04/30/2014 6:49:04 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Diogenesis

No...he shot her with a shotgun, then buried her alive.

He’s got eternity to think about the pathetic decisions that he made in life.


9 posted on 04/30/2014 6:49:53 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

This was supposed to b a double-execution. The first one in 80 years, or something like that. It has been all over the news here cuz the thugs attorney’s have tried everything to delay it. They were supposed to kill another guy who raped and murdered his girlfriend’s 11 MONTH old baby. Unfortunately they did not get to him!


10 posted on 04/30/2014 6:50:03 AM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: Malone LaVeigh

As the saying goes:
“God works in strange and mysterious ways.”

For details of Clayton’s sense of humor, see:
http://newsok.com/three-face-charges-in-perry-crime-spree/article/2656291


11 posted on 04/30/2014 6:51:07 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Leftists love murderers and despise their bourgeois victims.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 6:58:04 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: BipolarBob

“Doesn’t anyone make guillotines anymore?”

Why spend the taxpayers money on executions?

Have an ‘Organ Auction’ and then auction the remains - it will be a bidding battle between ALPO and local hog farmers.


13 posted on 04/30/2014 6:58:14 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

The Tubby Leader in NK uses flamethrowers as his execution method of choice.


14 posted on 04/30/2014 6:58:32 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Rope!


15 posted on 04/30/2014 7:05:08 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh; All

From the movie The Green Mile when the warden asks Hank’s character with the execution of the Frenchie character; paraphrased)

“What in the hell just happened here?”

Hanks replies, “We had a successful execution.”

Warden: “You call this successful?”

Hanks: “He’s dead isn’t he?”


16 posted on 04/30/2014 7:05:17 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: AU72

Gee and there was a news item about Egypt sentencing 683 people to death at a mass trial and these attorneys are complaining about one slight misstep.

I’d suggest heroine... it seems to work. It has worked well for several celebrities. Also, the prison system would be able to obtain it from local law inforcement after drug busts on the cheap. It’s a win-win.


17 posted on 04/30/2014 7:07:33 AM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I just watched Green Mile again on Monday. Oops, forgot to wet the sponge.


18 posted on 04/30/2014 7:11:21 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
I don't understand this:

"Man dies of heart attach during botched execution..."

I thought that was the whole idea? You got the results you wanted, so what's the freaking issue?

19 posted on 04/30/2014 7:17:39 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Worse happens to good people every day during successful medical procedures.
I have just listed Clayton Lockett and his friends in my file on Hate Crimes.
If I believed in Hell, I would consign them there, along with the two Conneticut parolees,( Joshua Komisarjevsky, 26, and Steven Hayes, 44) who raped and killed the two women they during a house invasion.


20 posted on 04/30/2014 7:23:54 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I was a Prosecutor for 25 years, and I prosecuted death penalty cases (won them all) and calls of torturing these “people” is disgusting.

We are a system of laws. I am astonished that those that have such respect (conservatives) for the rule of law and, rightly so, call out the Libs for their lawlessness and call for this? What are we to become, tribes run by warlords? We are a civilization, not a rabble. Wanna be a rabble? See how long America, or any State, lasts.

Furthermore, one should be troubled with an out of control State having the power to kill it’s own citizens. Add to that the fact that we know with 100% certainty that innocent people are executed in America (sure sounds like Islam to me) and, at a minimum, the use of capital punishment should give Conservatives pause.

We are the keeps of civilization. We should act as such.


21 posted on 04/30/2014 7:26:31 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Nitrogen gas will kill someone and it doesn’t even trigger gasping and hard breathing. Bring back the gas chamber.


22 posted on 04/30/2014 7:26:56 AM PDT by center mass
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To: Malone LaVeigh
This headline on Drudge is the dumbest I've seen in a while:

HORROR: Oklahoma inmate dies after execution botched...

23 posted on 04/30/2014 7:29:22 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: Jaded
I'd suggest heroine . . .

Yes, a female hero like Xena, Warrior Princess, could come up with her sword and cut the criminal's head off.

24 posted on 04/30/2014 7:44:55 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: sportutegrl
Yes, a female hero like Xena, Warrior Princess, could come up with her sword and cut the criminal's head off.


25 posted on 04/30/2014 7:56:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RIghtwardHo

How many of your death penalty cases resulted death to the murderers?
“Furthermore, one should be troubled with an out of control State having the power to kill it’s own citizens.”
We can agree on that ...... got anyone in mind?


26 posted on 04/30/2014 7:56:55 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Liberals should have no problem with using whatever drugs they administer in Europe to euthanize people inconvenient to the state. After all, they are Europeans and so much more evolved. Perhaps the “euphoria” of starvation would be more to their satisfaction. It was good enough for Terri Schiavo.


27 posted on 04/30/2014 8:02:21 AM PDT by Governor William J. LePetomane (The affairs of state must take precedent over the affairs of state.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

How did they botch it? Did the guy live?


28 posted on 04/30/2014 8:03:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Smith & Wesson manufactures a reusable, reliable, efficient, and relative inexpensive injection device and the dose delivered cost less than fifty cents each.


29 posted on 04/30/2014 8:18:09 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Graewoulf

Gravity and piano wire; works every time.


30 posted on 04/30/2014 9:08:15 AM PDT by pingman (In the Land of the Perpetually Outraged, truth is the enemy.)
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To: pingman

Personally I believe in “suicide” chambers. The condemned spends the rest of his life on death row, waiting for his sentence to be executed. During the waiting period, the condemned can place his head against a pane of glass, push a button and a bullet will be discharged into his brain. The chamber is constructed in a way where there can be no accident. Only the condemned can set the suicide in motion.

This way the condemned repents by taking his own life.


31 posted on 04/30/2014 9:30:01 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: sportutegrl

oops spell check is my new friend.


32 posted on 04/30/2014 10:46:21 AM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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