Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: July 02, 2007 09:29PM
The mother of a condemned US inmate, who told an execution team "it don't
work" while they struggled for more than an hour to inject him with lethal
drugs, sued the head of Ohio's prisons on Monday.
It took almost 90 minutes to carry out the execution of Joseph Clark in May last
year. The lawsuit in the federal court says the execution amounted to cruel and
In a separate lawsuit, 15 inmates are challenging the state's lethal injection
process, arguing the procedure may cause prisoners to suffer during an
Prison staff had problems finding a useable vein on Clark, and one vein they did
use collapsed. The execution team also apparently tried to administer the lethal
drugs through the original intravenous line by mistake, according to written
accounts of the execution.
During the first injection attempt, the 57-year-old Clark finally pushed himself
up and said: "It don't work."
During the second attempt at finding a vein, the convicted murderer asked:
"Can you just give me something by mouth to end this?"
The problems led the state to change its lethal injection process.
But in May, an execution team again struggled to find veins in an inmate's arm.
Christopher Newton died nearly two hours after the scheduled start of his
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: July 03, 2007 10:12AM
What a fuckin shame that anyone gives 2 shits about a death by legal injection
seeming "cruel and unusual". I bet their victims were treated far
worse, but the bleedin heart crew never seems to even consider that angle, only
these poor, poor inmates and their quality of life as they slip off into deaths
clutches almost painlessly.
Fuck 'em, bring back hangins, firing squads, the gas chamber and the electric
chair. These methods work pretty damned quickly and are typically still more
humane than the way their victims died.
And .... before any of you chooms start yakkin about how the death penalty is
barbaric or that it dudn solve any of the real problem it's best you consider
one thing. The folks on death row didn get there by being loving and kind
individuals or for their wondrous additions to society as a whole.
Typically they are sociopaths who've committed heinous crimes against their
fellow humans and managed to be apprehended, tried, found guilty and then
sentenced by a jury of their peers for these actions.
Lastly, anyone who can't see this as an effective end to their madness is
obviously overlooking one very important fact : after they're put to death
they'll damned sure NEVER harm another person.
Seems pretty effective at solvin THEIR part of the problem to me
quasi Report This Comment
Date: July 04, 2007 08:42AM
Mrkim in 2008!
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: July 04, 2007 02:20PM
The method in which this guy died is still better than he deserved. Maybe we
should hire some full blood Apaches to trim the skin off the murders for hours
before they are dropped in a pool of alcohol. Even that would be better
treatment than some of them gave their victims. Public executions like this
would be a good deterent to many future murderers. We are getting too soft on
crime in our politically correct society and it will bring about our downfall if
we don't stop with the poitical correctness. An eye for an eye and a tooth for
a tooth is the method to use. Cheaper than housing them in prisons for life.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: July 04, 2007 08:42PM
Mrkim, this is another reason why I should move to Texas. Well this and the