Let the executions continue. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote:
We ... agree that petitioners have not carried their burden of showing that the risk of pain from maladministration of a concededly humane lethal injection protocol, and the failure to adopt untried and untested alternatives, constitute cruel and unusual punishment ....”
Someone please explain to me how lethal injections are “concededly humane” when ...
... executions elsewhere, in Florida and Ohio, took much longer than usual, with strong indications that the prisoners suffered severe pain in the process. Workers had trouble inserting the IV lines that are used to deliver the drugs.
Another black day for America. We shouldn't be proud that our nation stands with these paragons of decency: China, Eqypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Cuba, North Korea, Palestinian Authority. Not one single Western nation (you know, the civilized nations) carries out executions anymore, except the United States.
Philip Roth, RIP - I'm no Rothologist. I quickly counted that I'd read 7 of his novels. I thought Portnoy's Complaint was dumb and The Plot Against America was overrated and ...
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