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    Re: was this actually "Botched"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    "McALESTER, Okla. A botched execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney Tuesday, leading prison officials to halt the proceedings before the inmate's eventual death from a heart attack.
    Clayton Lockett, 38, was declared unconscious 10 minutes after the first of the state's new three-drug lethal injection combination was administered. Three minutes later, though, he began breathing heavily, writhing, clenching his teeth and straining to lift his head off the pillow.



    The blinds were eventually lowered to prevent those in the viewing gallery from watching what was happening in the death chamber, and the state's top prison official eventually called a halt to the proceedings. Lockett died of a heart attack a short time later, the Department of Corrections said.
    "It was a horrible thing to witness. This was totally botched," said Lockett's attorney, David Autry."
    Okla. inmate dies of heart attack after botched execution | Fox News


    Does it rally matter "HOW" we kill the people we decide need to die?
    According to the US Constitution...yes.


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    Re: was this actually "Botched"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    "McALESTER, Okla. A botched execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney Tuesday, leading prison officials to halt the proceedings before the inmate's eventual death from a heart attack.
    Clayton Lockett, 38, was declared unconscious 10 minutes after the first of the state's new three-drug lethal injection combination was administered. Three minutes later, though, he began breathing heavily, writhing, clenching his teeth and straining to lift his head off the pillow.

    The blinds were eventually lowered to prevent those in the viewing gallery from watching what was happening in the death chamber, and the state's top prison official eventually called a halt to the proceedings. Lockett died of a heart attack a short time later, the Department of Corrections said.
    "It was a horrible thing to witness. This was totally botched," said Lockett's attorney, David Autry."
    Okla. inmate dies of heart attack after botched execution | Fox News

    Does it rally matter "HOW" we kill the people we decide need to die?
    It matters to the witnesses and his/her family. And it should matter to all of us. It most certainly matters to the condemned. It sounds as if he went into convulsions. We'll never know if his conscious mind knew what was going on, but I'd be surprised if that were so.

    Why did the prison use some new drug combination? If it ain't broke, why they heck are they fixing it?

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    Re: was this actually "Botched"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Please cite the "Humane Execution" clause for me.

    You want a humane execution? Fine. Arrange to have an executioner sneaK up behind the condemned murderer on an unannounced day and quickly fire a havy gauge shotgun into the back of the killer's head.

    I can't think of a more humane execution. Not only will the murderer never know what hit him, he'll never kniow in this life that he was hit. His skull and the brain it contains will disintegrate faster than nerve impulses could carry any awareness.

    Problem solved. Or is it?

    Because if you object to this completely painless method, you're not objecting out of humanitarian concerns for the condemned, but from your squeamishness and offended sense of aesthetics
    I love how people project psychotic acts to delievering justice.


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    Re: was this actually "Botched"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    These are not soldiers....they are employees and not trained to kill.

    In this way, they do not know to feel guilt.
    Prison guards not trained to kill? Clearly you don't know any prison guards.

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    Re: was this actually "Botched"?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    I love how people project psychotic acts to delievering justice.
    Justine I leave up to God. This refers to conducting an execution.

    If you object to the method I describe, please explain why. I hope that you can do better than a variation upon "messy."
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    Re: was this actually "Botched"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    I thought so, I'm glad you agree. Why indeed would anyone place the welfare of murderers before their victims?
    Because society is not supposed to answer an injustice with the same kind of injustice. That's why. If one person kills another, as the state which represents the people, don't kill that person. That's vendetta... state sponsored vigilantism. And we, the people, should be better than that.

    But say you are a practical person and have no qualms about moral issues or how the state should deal with individuals who did something illegal as long as it produces a desirable effect. So ideally, you'd want, if you're a supporter of the death penalty, that such a punishment would deter further crimes. But it doesn't. The death penalty is not a deterrent. What it is however is a state sponsored killing machine of innocent people. How does it feel knowing that in your name, the government executed dozens of provable innocent people who would have been exonerated by DNA evidence. Because that's what the state does, it kills them in your name coz it represents the people.

    Executed But Possibly Innocent | Death Penalty Information Center

    US Death Penalty Wrongful Convictions Executions - TIME

    I guess the whole "better let 10 criminals escape than to condemn 1 innocent" doesn't really matter. I mean, it's just one of the most important notions in judicial philosophy. A cornerstone of how we in the civilized world should view justice, up there along with "innocent until proven guilty" and "everybody should be allowed to a fair trial".

    So it's not a deterrent. It is a tool that innocents died to... it's also torture. You know, torture... that thing that is kinda frowned upon.
    Repeated Execution Dates Called Psychological Torture | Death Penalty Information Center

    Yeah... not quite what a civilized nation that supports the rule of law and freedom and all that should engage. But what do I know.

    in fact, the only people who may get some sort of resolution from the death penalty being carried out is the relatives of the victims. Let me tell you something however. I would rather someone spend the rest of his life in prison than to be killed. because that's him getting off the hooks. I despise easy sentences for major crimes. But I abhor the death penalty. I do think that repeat offenders of murder or rape should get life in prison without chance of parole. Or serial murders or rapists should get life in prison. I also think that solitary confinement is ok for high risk individuals. But the death penalty... it's either too lenient or it makes the people criminals. And it serves no purpose. I mean, there are just 2 instances where the death penalty is appropiate. High treason and desertion in times of war. But not suitable in public life.

    So yeah. There is no reason to support the death penalty. It's a primitive doctrine, disbanded in all the civilized world except the USA and frowned upon by people.

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    Re: was this actually "Botched"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Please cite the "Humane Execution" clause for me. You want a humane execution? Fine. Arrange to have an executioner sneaK up behind the condemned murderer on an unannounced day and quickly fire a havy gauge shotgun into the back of the killer's head. I can't think of a more humane execution. Not only will the murderer never know what hit him, he'll never kniow in this life that he was hit. His skull and the brain it contains will disintegrate faster than nerve impulses could carry any awareness. Problem solved. Or is it? Because if you object to this completely painless method, you're not objecting out of humanitarian concerns for the condemned, but from your squeamishness and offended sense of aesthetics
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    Considering the overall bias I've detected in your replies, I seriously doubt you'd accept any conventional explanation, which is why I'm not going to ask you about the "Cruel and unusual punishment" phrase in the US Constitution. While I might agree that the term, "humane execution" appears to be a paradox, it is more of an abstract concept than an actuality.

    No executions at all would be ideal but as we live in an imperfect world, with imperfect leaders and imperfect ideology, the entire debate on executions will continue to rage.

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    Re: was this actually "Botched"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Justine I leave up to God. This refers to conducting an execution.

    If you object to the method I describe, please explain why. I hope that you can do better than a variation upon "messy."
    1] comtemplation that a sane person[executioner] would agree to that sort of heinious act is ridiculous.

    2] one is all that is needed.

    You can leave justine to god.

    The Constitution leaves justice to the people.


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    Re: was this actually "Botched"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Because society is not supposed to answer an injustice with the same kind of injustice. That's why. If one person kills another, as the state which represents the people, don't kill that person. That's vendetta... state sponsored vigilantism. And we, the people, should be better than that.

    But say you are a practical person and have no qualms about moral issues or how the state should deal with individuals who did something illegal as long as it produces a desirable effect. So ideally, you'd want, if you're a supporter of the death penalty, that such a punishment would deter further crimes. But it doesn't. The death penalty is not a deterrent. What it is however is a state sponsored killing machine of innocent people. How does it feel knowing that in your name, the government executed dozens of provable innocent people who would have been exonerated by DNA evidence. Because that's what the state does, it kills them in your name coz it represents the people.

    Executed But Possibly Innocent | Death Penalty Information Center

    US Death Penalty Wrongful Convictions Executions - TIME

    I guess the whole "better let 10 criminals escape than to condemn 1 innocent" doesn't really matter. I mean, it's just one of the most important notions in judicial philosophy. A cornerstone of how we in the civilized world should view justice, up there along with "innocent until proven guilty" and "everybody should be allowed to a fair trial".

    So it's not a deterrent. It is a tool that innocents died to... it's also torture. You know, torture... that thing that is kinda frowned upon.
    Repeated Execution Dates Called Psychological Torture | Death Penalty Information Center

    Yeah... not quite what a civilized nation that supports the rule of law and freedom and all that should engage. But what do I know.

    in fact, the only people who may get some sort of resolution from the death penalty being carried out is the relatives of the victims. Let me tell you something however. I would rather someone spend the rest of his life in prison than to be killed. because that's him getting off the hooks. I despise easy sentences for major crimes. But I abhor the death penalty. I do think that repeat offenders of murder or rape should get life in prison without chance of parole. Or serial murders or rapists should get life in prison. I also think that solitary confinement is ok for high risk individuals. But the death penalty... it's either too lenient or it makes the people criminals. And it serves no purpose. I mean, there are just 2 instances where the death penalty is appropiate. High treason and desertion in times of war. But not suitable in public life.

    So yeah. There is no reason to support the death penalty. It's a primitive doctrine, disbanded in all the civilized world except the USA and frowned upon by people.
    Sorry, I know from direct experience that the death penalty is a deterrent.

    Also, why do you think that "society is not supposed to answer an injustice with the same kind of injustice." By which I mean two things.

    First why do you think that an execution as a reponse -- years after the fact, as a response top a heinous murder is an "injustice." Classically, it's would only be an injustice because so long delayed.

    Second, in light of the War of Northrn Agression, World War Once, World War Two, The Viet nam Conflict, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is clear that Society most certainly does frequently react to injustices with greatly disproportionate injustice. (Wars because of their impact upon the innocent are never just.) Would you care to revise your previous statement to the contrary?
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    Re: was this actually "Botched"?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    1] comtemplation that a sane person[executioner] would agree to that sort of heinious act is ridiculous.

    2] one is all that is needed.

    You can leave justine to god.

    The Constitution leaves justice to the people.
    Oh, good grief. A genertion ago we were executing Japanese civilians with nuclear weapons, by the tens of thousands because of the crimes of their military class.

    We've had three hangings in recent years, and at least one execution by firing squad.

    The Constitution leaves leaw to man. As a people we can agree on laws, more or less, but not justice. As this thread so clearly illustrates. If we control Justice then give life back to the killer's victims. You show me that, and I'll agree that justice is the purview of Man.
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