Saturday, May 29, 2010

    Death Row Inmates – Rights or No Rights

    May 23, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

    If a person is convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death – should they have the right to keep appealing the execution dates?

    I am of Christian faith, and the Bible mentions in several different scriptures “Eye for an eye.”

    So yes, I believe that any person who commits an intentional murder of anyone should receive a punishment of “an eye for eye.” The definition of intentional – done with intention or on purpose; intended.

    Kentucky authorizes lethal injection for people sentenced on or after March 31st, 1998; inmates sentenced before that date may select lethal injection or electrocution. Right now KY has 36 death row inmates, and these are some sick puppies!

    In Kentucky there are three inmates fighting a new execution method that Kentucky is wanting to use. The three are asking a judge to declare that the state violated a state Supreme Court order in the way it adopted the three-drug lethal injection procedure. The motion says the state doesn’t spell out how the chemicals would be injected, authorizes unqualified people to insert the IV lines and doesn’t allow death row inmates to address a public hearing about the protocol.

    This is exactly why I asked the question: Should death row inmates have the right to keep appealing the execution dates? Why does it matter how the chemicals are administered? Why does it matter if the person putting the IV needle in the convicted killers arm is not qualified to do so? Are they afraid they might catch something? They are sentenced to die – who cares. The victims in each of the cases was not given the right to live. They were not allowed to protest the date that they were killed – or the fashion in which they were killed in.

    The death penalty is a punishment that fits the crime; it is neither “cruel” nor “unusual.” Executing a murderer is the appropriate punishment for taking an innocent life. Allowing these sick murderers to remain on death row for years is a big waste of money. I think if you kill someone intentionally and are convicted of it by a jury, and judge then the court should not allow you to live any longer, and the death sentence should be carried out immediately.

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