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Lethal Injection Leads to the Most Botched Executions

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Last night the state of Oklahoma added to America's long history of botched executions when it attempted to execute Clayton Derrell Lockett by lethal injection.


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Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 4:29 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 4:46 pm
Just a disgrace. The Death Penalty must be done with.

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 5:55 pm
This not execution, it is torture. Oklahoma’s Supreme Court initially ruled that the executions should be stayed to avoid a miscarriage of justice, but Governor Mary Fallin said the court had overreached its powers and ordered the executions to go ahead.
Gee haven't we heard of her daughter's bad acting lately?
Thanks Carrie.

Star S. (54)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 6:36 pm
it seems to me that when we inflict such pain, that we are not better than the convicted murderer.
Where is our compassion and humanity? I don;t agree with the eye for an eye principle.and capital punishment but if we are to practice it at least make it humane. Torturing the convicted murderer will not bring back or compensate for the suffering of the victims.
The most important gift is life itself. Taking it away humanely is punishment enough, at least from my humble viewpoint.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 6:38 pm
Horrific, this should not be allowed.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 2:30 am
America, and all other countries that still have the DP- it's time to abolish it. Enough is enough.

Jim Phillips (3247)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 8:16 am
Have a listen to these videos.

Controversial execution botched in Oklahoma
Madeline Cohen, attorney for Charles Warner, whose execution was postponed by Oklahoma’s governor after a previous execution went horrifically wrong, talks with Rachel Maddow about the execution and state secrecy about execution methods.

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Rachel Maddow describes how global pressure against the death penalty in the United States created a shortage of lethal injection drugs, forcing death penalty states to seek alternatives that have led to complications and botched executions.

ty, Carrie.

Catherine Clinton (0)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 1:24 pm
Where's human dignity in all this? What right have we to take life too. We're no better than the murderer himself if we do that. Each person who is executed leaves as many mourners as for his/her victims: mothers, wives, children, grandchildren, husbands - masses of innocent people are left bereft too ; a deathe for a death and others hearts and lives broken along with each death; and on top of this; if this convict were ever found, too, to be innocent what then??!. The Death Penalty will always be abhorrent and barbaric to any sane, civilised and loving person. When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?

Audrey B (0)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 3:09 pm
Are we suppose to care this murderer felt pain??? Ask their victim how they feel about this? Oh, that's right her killed her.
No sympathy from me. I still believe an eye for an eye. If the death penalty was to happen more, maybe there would be no more victims. They would think twice to commit a murder. The punishment fits the crime.
I guess the victim wasn't anyone in your family.

Inge Bjorkman (202)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 11:32 pm
Nobody has the right to take someone else's life, not even have the government.

Make Love not hate

Ken O (55)
Friday May 2, 2014, 3:44 am
I agree, lethal injections are wrong. In the case of Clayton Lockett, justice would have been meted out had he been caused to be beaten and gang raped, then shot but not killed and then buried alive while still conscious. Now that would have been justice, probably would have lasted a lot longer than 45 minutes as well. Let the punishment fit the crime, especially when it's been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Ken O (55)
Friday May 2, 2014, 3:47 am
Oh, just as an aside. Let's be clear here, what was done to Clayton Lockett was an accident, unintentional, he should have died in a lot less pain. However what Clayton Lockett did was NO accident, he did it intentionally and with malice. I don't shed any tears for him, he, though painful, died a lot easier than his victim did. Oh, and his step mom's allegation that his "rights" were violated is insane. His rights were violated a whole lot less than his victims rights. Hey, mom, next time you go on TV try not taking drugs before hand you sure sounded pretty wasted.

Gloria H (88)
Friday May 2, 2014, 12:12 pm
My vet would have done a good job. I have had my pets euthanised, and it seems a quick way to go. I am still all for euthanasia if I had something terminal. Maybe they should have copied Dr. Kovorkian's method?

I guess Lockett went through the pre Hell treatment a little early. I really don't have a heck of a lot of sympathy for cold blooded killers. Their only bad luck is having been caught, other wise, they'd be likely to repeat their act...maybe on one of your family? How's them apples?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 25, 2014, 4:24 am
I am not in favour of capital punishment. I feel, a person who had committed a crime and is given a harsh sentence of capital punishment, should be given life--imprisonment instead; and he should always be given a chance to re-invent and change himself. I believe, there's always a possibility that he would repent and do services for humanity if he is directed in the right path. There should be good work-shops, healthy activities in the correctional-homes that would possibly change the characters of the convicts. I'm against taking a person's life for the crime he had committed. The convict should be encouraged to be a better human-being. Life is precious. Socrates had said, "It is not right to return an injury or to do any evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him." I keep my hope alive that any cruel person can change one day with love, compassion and proper teachings of good, moral values!
I'm projecting my personal views regarding this issue.
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