Execution

Nick on May 1st, 2014

The news has been full of reports about how the state of Oklahoma botched the execution of Clayton Lockett on Tuesday. According to reports, instead of drifting off peacefully after the drugs were administered, Lockett was declared unconscious after 10 minutes but then began breathing heavily, writhing, clenched his teeth and strained to lift his […]

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Nick Russell on April 3rd, 2011

Opponents to capital punishment have come up with a new way to try and keep states from carrying out legally ordered executions. They have filed lawsuits against several states, including California, Arizona, and Oklahoma, claiming that the drug used in lethal injections was illegally obtained. Bowing to pressure from the do gooders, Lake Forest, Illinois-based […]

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Nick Russell on October 27th, 2010

In the latest bit of lunacy to hit the news, a federal judge blocked yesterday’s execution of convicted killer Jeffrey Landrigan, because the State of Arizona had obtained one of the three drugs used in the execution process from Great Britain. It seems that there is a shortage of the drug sodium thiopental, and the […]

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Nick Russell on September 24th, 2010

The do gooders have been in an uproar this week about the execution Thursday of Teresa Lewis, who was sentenced to die by lethal injection for orchestrating the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson to get a $250,000 insurance payout. Death penalty opponents claimed that the State of Virginia ignored Lewis’ supposed diminished mental […]

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Nick Russell on April 18th, 2010

There’s good news and bad news for Ohio death row inmate  Darryl Durr, who is scheduled to be executed this week for the rape and murder of sixteen year old Angel Vincent, whom Durr abducted from her home and killed in 1988. Durr has been waging a prolonged legal battle, at taxpayer expense, to avoid […]

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Nick Russell on January 30th, 2010

Thursday a Gilbert, Arizona police officer was murdered during a routine traffic stop, a crime that precipitated a violent 50 mile chase up a winding two lane mountain road that ended in a gunfight that can best be described as something out of a Hollywood movie. Police Lieutenant Eric Shuhandler was a father of two, […]

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Nick Russell on January 28th, 2010

This week Gregory Powell was denied parole for the twelfth time by the California Board of Prisons, for the kidnapping and execution style murder of Los Angeles police officer Ian Campbell during a traffic stop in Hollywood 47 years ago. The case was made famous in Joseph Wambaugh’s bestselling book The Onion Field and the […]

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Nick Russell on November 10th, 2009

Yesterday the United States Supreme Court refused to stop the execution of John Allen Muhammad, sentenced to death for the sniper slayings that terrorized Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. in a bloody three week rampage in 2002. Barring any last minute intervention, Muhammad will die by lethal injection today at a prison in Virginia. Of […]

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Nick Russell on August 29th, 2009

America was thrilled with the news of the recovery of Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was kidnapped eighteen years ago and resurfaced this week, but we were all appalled to hear the horrific details of her years as a captive at the hands of a sexual psychopath. Jaycee was only eleven years old when she went […]

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