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Lethal Injection Drugs

Governor McAuliffe's Plan to Hide Source of Lethal Injection Drugs a Bad Idea

Ginny Sloan | Posted 04.19.2017 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

States must take the right measures to ensure the effectiveness of the drugs used for lethal injections, including appropriate procedures to ensure the proper manufacturing, transportation, handling, and use of the drugs.

Virginia Wants to Make the Electric Chair Its Back-up to Lethal Chemicals

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.01.2017 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Unavailability of lethal chemicals - drug makers, facing protests and potential boycotts, resisting supplying them for executions - has forced states with capital punishment to search for sources and led some states to postpone executions or authorize other methods.

Cash, Killings and Secrets

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 02.16.2017 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

According to a recent Buzzfeed investigation, the people in Missouri responsible for actually executing death row inmates were paid, in total, over $250,000 in hard cold currency since 2013, in possible violation of federal tax laws.

Lethal Injection - Again

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

As stories keep emerging about errant United States-operated drones that wreak havoc on individuals towards whom the drones and their operators bore no animus, it is reassuring to hear the apologies that always follow such events thus demonstrating our humanity.

U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms Stance on Death Penalty

Adam Banner | Posted 06.30.2016 | Crime
Adam Banner

Let's be honest. Whether or not the death penalty, as a whole, is constitutional was never at issue in this case. The question regarding necessary standards and uniformity in the method for executing inmates, however, was in full display.

Kim Bellware

Supreme Court Upholds Oklahoma's Use Of Lethal Injection Drug

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in a 5-4 vote that Oklahoma may continue to use a controversial lethal injection drug during executions. The...

Requiem for Lethal Injection?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

The rifleman mustering for a firing squad is honest - an icon of retribution without pretense. If we can own his violent act on our behalf, capital punishment suits us. But clinical killing is euphemism - a cowardly way for us to deceive ourselves.

Manufacturer Asks Oklahoma To Return Execution Drug

Oklahoma Watch | Nate Robson and Ziva Branstetter | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism organization that produces in-depth and investigative content on a range of public-policy issues...

Execution and the Supreme Court: Right Issue, Wrong Questions

Martin Clancy | Posted 06.28.2015 | Crime
Martin Clancy

At the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday morning, it will once again be a matter of life or death. Specifically, the Justices will be considering a morbid potpourri of death penalty issues arising out of the controversy over the drugs that states use to put people to death.

How to Get Away With Murder: The State of Capital Punishment

Trey Lyon | Posted 05.02.2015 | Religion
Trey Lyon

Every tweet, interview, Facebook post and letter speaks to Kelly's willingness to not only pursue peace but to minister to other inmates, sharing hope and light from a place of internal resilience.

Holder: Moratorium On Death Penalty 'Would Be Appropriate'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder called Tuesday for a moratorium on the death penalty pending a Supreme Court decision on the use of lethal injection drug...

Arizona To Change Lethal Injection Drugs After Botched Execution

Reuters | David Schwartz | Posted 12.22.2014 | Crime

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Arizona will no longer use the two-drug lethal injection cocktail it employed to execute a convicted ...

When Texas Descends Into Hell: The Vulnerability of Scott Panetti

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

In order to be competent enough to be executed, Scott must understand why he is being executed. Presently, Scott thinks that he is being executed for being a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Officials Reportedly Misled Public About Drugs Used In Executions

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | Crime

(Adds comments by Missouri department of corrections) By Carey Gillam Sept 3 (Reuters) - Missouri officials have not bee...

Hey, Arizona, Next Time Try Scaphism

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.24.2014 | Crime
Matthew Chapman

If we're not ashamed of executing our lowlifes -- strange that rich people never seem to get executed, what's that all about? -- then let the Bible be our guide and let's kill lots of people for all kinds of crimes and let's do it brutally.

Ryan J. Reilly

Ditch Death Penalty 'Cocktail,' Bipartisan Justice Panel Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan panel of justice experts recommends states stop using a drug "cocktail" for death penalty lethal injections. "States are...

Why Execution Drugs Don't Always Work As Expected

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 05.01.2014 | Science

After Oklahoma death-row inmate Clayton Lockett received a lethal injection, he lived for 43 minutes, convulsing and writhing on the gurney before fin...

Jan Diehm

Why It Took 25 Minutes For One Man To Die Of Lethal Injection, And Why It Could Happen Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 04.02.2014 | Crime

Opposition to the death penalty is making it more difficult to execute people in America. Major drug companies have stopped selling several lethal inj...

State Could Mandate Electrocution, Without Drugs To Carry Out Lethal Injections

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Markus Schmidt and Frank Green | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

The Virginia Department of Corrections said Tuesday it does not have the drugs necessary to carry out a lethal injection. Lisa E. Kinney, director of...