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A while back I wrote a diary about my friend Doc who is a veterinarian. A routine part of his job is euthanizing animals. Being a compassionate and sensitive fellow, this routine is never routine ...
by Simul Iustus et Peccator
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu May 08, 2014 at 10:17 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
I would still be opposed to the death penalty if we executed prisoners by tickling them to death.  Now, thanks to Oklahoma's governor rushing an execution , more people now know that "
by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 50 comments on Fri May 09, 2014 at 06:50 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
Do we trust Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin’s own staff to investigate what went wrong in the horrific botched execution of Clayton Lockett? In Andrew Cohen’s enlightening new piece for The Week , �
by Kathryn Cassibry
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed May 07, 2014 at 09:54 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
To start this off, I've quoted James Wilson, one of our vaunted 'founding fathers,' revered like some kind of secular saints, even if the principles they stood for are often ignored by the same ...
by tytalus
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun May 04, 2014 at 02:32 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Go to Oklahoma and you will find the quality of mercy is now strained. It withers in the rainless, nameless plains out west and finds no purchase in the Cross Timbers or the Red River Basin down ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat May 03, 2014 at 03:33 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Effing monsters. According to Oklahoma City's News Channel 4 (KFOR-TV), on Tuesday morning, Clayton Lockett was tased: 5:06 a.m. - The execution process started early Tuesday at about 5 a.m. with x-...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 160 comments on Thu May 01, 2014 at 08:43 PM PDT with 159 Recommends
Originally posted at Fair and Unbalanced Another botched execution . This one in Oklahoma where witnesses described an "agonizing scene" ...
by Lovechilde
Comment Count 58 comments on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM PDT with 73 Recommends
This evening Clayton Lockett died after the State of Oklahoma botched his execution. Witnesses say that he called out “man” and “something’s wrong,” and writhed and twitched in agony ...
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 08:13 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
Whatever one's feelings about the morality or the effectiveness of the death penalty, can we all agree that when a state carries out an execution, it must know that its protocol will act effectively ...
by jeremyb
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 07:59 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
"My whole body is burning." These were Michael Lee Wilson's last words as he was being executed in Oklahoma on January 9 -- the result of a controversial mix of untested drugs. Now Oklahoma is ...
Comment Count 36 comments on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 02:21 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Tomorrow, Oklahoma is set to perform its first double execution in nearly 80 years. Charles Warner and Clayton Lockett are scheduled to be executed despite an extended, unresolved legal and ...
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 03:37 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
On the morning of May 23, 1701, Captain William Kidd found himself kneeling alongside a motley assortment of unwashed felons in the chapel of London’s notorious Newgate Prison, being lectured by ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 35 comments on Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 02:42 PM PST with 26 Recommends
Lethal injection and toxic business practices. It's kismet!
by thefarleftside
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 07:52 AM PST with 8 Recommends
A few weeks ago, I had expressed skepticism that logistical difficulties surrounding the administration of lethal injection might cause the de facto abolition of the death penalty. Shortages of ...
by jeremyb
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 08:32 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Just a few hours before convicted serial murderer Joseph Paul Franklin was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Nov. 19, 2013, two federal judges granted a stay. Then that stay was ...
by gloriasb
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 11:22 AM PST with 11 Recommends
Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin is getting support from an unlikely source: Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, who was paralyzed by a bullet apparently fired by Franklin 35 years ago. ...
by Ole Texan
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 01:28 PM PST with 16 Recommends
In recent years, the supply chain for drugs used for lethal injections has dried up because several European suppliers have severely limited their sale in the States. The near-unanimous sentiment ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 07:26 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
This Friday, September 16, 2011, has become the International Day of Solidarity for Troy Anthony Davis. This date has been chosen because the Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles are ...
by laserhaas
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 11:55 PM PDT with 50 Recommends
By Brian Evans, Campaigner for Amnesty International USA’s Death Penalty Abolition ...
by Amnesty International USA
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 09:49 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
"The death penalty is capricious, discriminatory and barbaric. The shortage of sodium thiopental has stripped what Justice Harry Blackmun called 'the machinery of death' of even a cloak ...
by Lovechilde
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed Apr 13, 2011 at 01:06 PM PDT with 37 Recommends