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spotbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:37 PM
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Ohio Plans to Try Again as Execution Goes Wrong
Source: New York Times

CINCINNATI The State of Ohio plans to try again next week to execute a convicted rapist-murderer, after a team of technicians spent two hours on Tuesday in an unsuccessful effort to inject him with lethal drugs.

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The only similar case in modern times, Mr. Dieter said, occurred in Louisiana in 1946, when electric shock failed to kill a convicted murderer, Willie Francis. He was electrocuted the next year, after the United States Supreme Court ruled that executing a prisoner in the wake of a failed first attempt was constitutional.

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Mr. Broom was convicted of the 1984 abduction, rape and killing of Tryna Middleton, 14, who had been walking home from a football game in Cleveland with two friends.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/17/us/17ohio.html?hp
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:44 PM
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1. I think the Supreme Court should step in.. citing 'cruel and unusual' punishment
beacuse if the execution goes wrong again, then WHAT?
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:45 PM
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2. Not this Supreme Court
Scalia might want to watch.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:49 PM
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3. Time to buy shares of Johnson & Johnson
Tony will make hand lotion sales go through the roof.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:13 PM
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18. WATCH ? Hell NO that SCUMBAG
Would put a burning cigar on dudes chest and sing Oh Solo Mio
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greengestalt Donating Member (126 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:18 PM
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4. Well, God D-mn AmeriKKKa then!
Serious,

Even the vilified Taliban recognize the ancient tradition that if a man is to be executed and somehow he survives the ordeal (rope breaks, he recovers, the guns jam) it's a sign from Allah/God that he was not destined to die today. Therefore, he is not only not executed, he is to be released.


And they follow through on this. Such as when they found two Homosexuals who, btw, were witnessed by four men in the act of Sodomy. They put them at one side of a brick wall and had a bulldozer push down the wall. Except they crawled out from under the rubble and though they needed hospital treatment (one broken arm, or such) they survived. They then didn't try to execute them again because it would violate Allah/God's will. Presumably, the "Afghan Village People" kept it indoors from then on.


Executing a person after a failed attempt is murder.
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Pavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:22 PM
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5. Not really us case law or tradition to uphold that.
if it was we would execute people by some method with no survival. Like guillotine or gas chamber.
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AusDem Donating Member (219 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:53 PM
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6. um, just simply executing a person is murder
trying again after a failed attempt is just stupid
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liquid diamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:00 PM
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7. Murder is the UNLAWFUL taking of a life!
It does not apply to a justified execution. This guy deserves to die at the hands of the state. How about showing some sympathy for the victim's family?
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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:43 AM
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9. sympathy and revenge are not the same (nt)
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WriteDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:20 AM
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13. Neither is justice. nt
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:18 AM
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12. So do you support torture?
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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:53 AM
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16. "This guy deserves to die at the hands of the state."
That's an opinion that's far from universal.
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JeanGrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:13 AM
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11. When the girl he raped and murdered walks free,
I'll agree with you.
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:49 AM
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15. This post . . . boggles the mind.
The mind . . . it boggles.
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:06 PM
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8. Well, Mr. Boom earned his fate.
No tears or shirt-rending here. If they can't find a vein then they should breakout the noose and scaffold.
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:27 AM
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10. Of course he did...
Because no jury verdict was ever found to be wrong.

I'm sorry, I just don't think that capital punishment is right. You cannot ever go back an apologize to someone who was mistakenly killed by an execution.
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FedUpWithIt All Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:36 AM
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14. Reading the article made me ill. The DP is abhorrent to me.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 08:39 AM by FedUpWithIt All
I do not think that killing should be viewed as anything other than what it is. Killing as retaliation is primitive. As a society we will continue to deal with the consequences of the baseness in our social fabric if we persist in allowing our policies and justice to be set to such a low standard.
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Bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:11 PM
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17. I agree with you all the way
...I also still do not understand how ANYONE can be "Pro life" yet Pro death penalty...it just boggles the mind.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:19 PM
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19. Maybe they could distract Broom with a naked dead teenage girl
take his mind off the ordeal
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