Unconstitutional pain and suffering!

June 28, 2006 09:00 AM

There are no words to describe my horror upon reading the following excerpt from yesterday's news from Missouri:

A federal judge halted executions in Missouri. The judge, Fernando J. Gaitan Jr. of Federal District Court, said the state's lethal injection procedure subjects condemned inmates to an unnecessary risk of "unconstitutional pain and suffering." Judge Gaitan ruled in the case of Michael Taylor. He gave the State Department of Corrections until July 15 to come up with a new protocol. The judge also said he was "gravely concerned" because the lone doctor in charge of mixing the lethal cocktail in Missouri is dyslexic.

The judge, Fernando J. Gaitan Jr. of Federal District Court, said the state's lethal injection procedure subjects condemned inmates to an unnecessary risk of "unconstitutional pain and suffering." Judge Gaitan ruled in the case of Michael Taylor. He gave the State Department of Corrections until July 15 to come up with a new protocol. The judge also said he was "gravely concerned" because the lone doctor in charge of mixing the lethal cocktail in Missouri is dyslexic.

How many babies have gone silently to their graves suffering "unconstitutional pain and suffering?" 

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