Saturday, October 10, 2015

Death Be Nimble

As the Supremes opened the door to the debate and in turn the legality of our barbaric practice of executions in this country when we already have barbaric prisons so why any of this is allowed to continue is simply revenge and blood lust. 

I suggest anyone who feels compelled to cry I am a right to lifer, lover of Jesus to then defend the murdering of people by the state, move to one of the Saudi Arabian countries, have a stay in a prison or enter the military and then you can first hand experience the idea of what it is like to execute and in term be incarcerated for your beliefs or behaviors that others find repugnant.

The debate over state sanctioned killings are riddled with more holes and questions that have been repeatedly found well before death and continue well after.  Yes we have killed and will kill more innocent if this does not stop.  This is another story about another scheduled death that perhaps demonstrates that point.

Then we have the debate about how they should be killed, the methodology and the drugs used that put into question the idea of our Constitution and what defines cruel and unusual punishment.

Another death with a concoction of drugs administered by professionals who have no idea what they are doing and witnessed by people who are either ghouls or so vindictive that they have no idea that this does nothing to stop any one's pain let alone theirs.  For if you have to get to this level to satiate your anger you are the sicker one clearly.

Here is a site that lists all the botched executions.  We should just put this on pay-per-view and that way the monies generated could pay for this process as it costs states millions to do this.

And the most "recent" execution was Juan Garcia.

 Texas executes Juan Martin Garcia for murder in $8 robbery

Condemned man apologizes to victim’s family before being killed by lethal injection, having filed no late appeals

The Guardian UK
A convicted killer in Texas was executed on Tuesday for fatally shooting another man in a robbery that yielded just $8.

No late appeals were filed for Juan Martin Garcia, who was lethally injected for the September 1998 killing and robbery of Hugo Solano in Houston. Solano, a Christian missionary from Guadalajara, Mexico, had moved his family to the city just weeks earlier so his children could be educated in the US.

Garcia, 35, apologized to Solano’s relatives in Spanish ahead of the execution. Solano’s wife and daughter sobbed and told the inmate they loved him.

“The harm that I did to your dad and husband I hope this brings you closure,” he said. “I never wanted to hurt any of you all.”

He told his sister and several friends in English that he loved them. “No matter what, remember my promise,” Garcia said. “No matter what, I will always be with you.”

As the dose of pentobarbital began, he winced, raised his head and then shook it. He gurgled once and snored once before his movement stopped. He was pronounced dead 12 minutes later, at 6.26pm CDT.

In an interview with the Associated Press last month, Garcia acknowledged he shot Solano but denied the robbery, an accompanying felony that made it a capital case.

Garcia, who was linked to at least eight aggravated robberies and two attempted murders in the weeks before and after Solano’s death, also insisted jurors had unfairly penalized him because he didn’t take the witness stand in his own defense at trial.

The US supreme court refused to review Garcia’s case in March. The Texas pardon and parole board, in a 5-2 vote, refused a clemency request from Garcia last week.

The execution was the 11th this year in Texas, which carries out capital punishment more than any other US state.

Evidence at the 2000 trial and testimony from a companion identified Garcia, who was 18 at the time of the killing and a street gang member, as the ringleader of four men involved in Solano’s shooting and robbery. The slaying and string of other violent crimes tied to Garcia convinced a Harris county jury he should be put to death.

Three more Texas inmates are scheduled for executions in upcoming weeks.

Why do we do this? Well this is America and we have a convoluted way of determining guilt and responsibility regardless if we are wrong or not as someone has to pay. And so they do with their life. And yet we invade countries for doing the same. Why is that?

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