Federal Judge’s Ruling Spells Death For Death Penalty

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Death Penalty, Katz Litterbox
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katz-litter4Unless a higher court overturns Judge Vanessa Gilmore’s ruling, no compounding pharmacy or other pharmaceutical will be willing to furnish lethal drugs for use in executions

On Wednesday in Houston, Judge Gilmore halted the executions of Tommy Lynn Sells, who was set to die today, and Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, who was scheduled to die next week, and she ordered the state of Texas to reveal the source of its lethal injection drug to their attorneys. If her order to reveal the source of pentobarbital is upheld, it spells death for the death penalty.

Make no mistake about it, the attorneys representing the two killers are much more interested in abolishing the death penalty than they are in saving the lives of their murderous scumbag clients. Once the identity of a pharmaceutical that supplies lethal execution drugs is revealed, it will be intimidated by the opponents of capital punishment to the extent that it will refuse to furnish anymore of those drugs to state correctional agencies.

Since the courts have banned the use of ‘Old Sparky’ (the electric chair), Texas and the other capital punishment states should consider changing their method of execution from lethal injection to death by hanging. Rope is cheaper and readily available, and the courts have not ruled that hanging constitutes cruel or unusual punishment.

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4 Comments to “Federal Judge’s Ruling Spells Death For Death Penalty”

  1. kl2008a says:

    Back in Brooklyn, Boston, and a few more East Coast cities, the mob frequently eliminates their problem children with a single well placed .22 LR shot to the head, just behind the right ear. Cheap, quick, less noise, and highly efficient! Now, that would be a great way to wrap up those “loose ends” if there wasn’t a damn shortage of .22’s.

    • Bob Walsh says:

      The Russians used to do a similar thing. A person who appeared to be a prisoner would walk up behind the condemned prisoner, whip out a hidden gun and shoot him once in the base of the skull. It is supposed to be just like shutting off a light switch. Fast, painless, relatively humane.

  2. bulldogger says:

    I still say get a rope.

  3. Phyllis Loya says:

    It took only a few hours for Judge Vanessa’s decision to be overturned. “A federal appeals court on Wednesday overturned a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to make public more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, the Associated Press reports.

    The appellate court reversed a judge who had hours earlier put on hold the executions of two Texas death-row inmates, saying the state has improperly withheld from them information about the source of the lethal-injection drugs it planned to use.”