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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Who Really Cares?

Arkansas executed another death row inmate Thursday night.  The man put to death admitted to killing four people.  You might think that this should finally end decades of litigation in the murderer's case, but you would be wrong.  Apparently, witnesses at the execution said that the prisoner coughed for about 30 seconds and moved his body for part of that time.  The death penalty opponent groups have now filed suit alleging that the prisoner may have been tortured as part of the execution.  Basically, the groups are attacking the use of the drug given as a lethal injection.

I wonder why anyone really cares if a confessed murderer spends an uncomfortable thirty seconds on his way to hell.  After all, he was given a powerful sedative that put him under as the initial part of the lethal injection.  The anti-death penalty people need to focus on the victims of crime rather than the perpetrators. 

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