Friday, September 18, 2009

Failed Execution... Can, or Can't Try Again?

Ohio is to try again to execute a man convicted of murder after his death by lethal injection was botched earlier this week when technicians spent two hours in a futile hunt for a vein able to take a needle. Veins that could be found collapsed as the needle was inserted, apparently because of past drug use.

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Romell Broom allegedly became so distressed that he lay on his back and covered his face with both hands. One of the execution team handed him a toilet roll to wipe away tears.

My opinion: Who gives a shit? Why should I care even a little bit if this was the most terrifying and distressing event he's ever endured? I'm just guessing but I suspect it was pretty goddamn distressing for the 14 year old that he kidnapped, raped, and murdered as well.

Critics are using this as an opportunity to bitch and whine about how the death penalty and especially this case are cruel and unusual and shouldn't be used. They're also trying to say that making a second attempt should not be allowed. The scum of the earth (his attorneys) are attempting to fight another attempt.

One of Broom's lawyers, Adele Shank, who witnessed the failed execution, said her client was clearly in pain.

"It was obviously a flawed process," she said. "He survived this execution attempt, and they really can't do it again. It was cruel and unusual punishment."

In my opinion: I certainly hope he was in pain. He wasn't in 1/10 of the pain he deserved to be in.

I have a very simply solution. Firing squad. Quick, cheap, never misses a vein and if it does, it won't matter the least bit. They should have just stuck the damn needle in the greasy bastard's eye and had it done with.

5 comments:

Capt. Schmoe said...

Yeah, I don't get all of the fuss over this issue either. If it isn't cruel, you know like deliberately inflicting pain until death or unusual like throwing someone out of an airplane, just do it and be done with it.

I have seen dozens of dead people over the years, I can only think of one who had no suffering, pain or surprise associated with their passing. In fact, a painless death is far far more unusual than one with pain.
Firing squads work for me.

Depending on the convict, I would probably volunteer for it and not lose too much sleep over it.

Josh said...

A bullet is a lot cheaper, more cost efficient, and if done properly will hurt more too. Yeah I said, they are criminals! It shouldn't be totally humane, and it should cost tax payers anymore than three fiddy to "smoke these fools!"

Nickie Goomba said...

Put grenades under his arms and get it over with.

Dillinger said...

Nickie... I like that one, as long as we can put it on pay per view to make a point to all the other assclowns thinking about rape and murder. "This is what you will get!"

Oz Girl said...

I've only read a few of your posts, but I think most of the population at large would be in agreement on this one. Kidnapper, rapist, murderer?? Honestly, why does the moral majority waste time worrying about the "feelings" of these lowest of the lowest crud on this earth????

Those that aren't in agreement? Well, maybe they have a few skeletons in their closet and are afraid of their own eventual judgement day before God.