Killing ones’ own citizens has become a harsh endeavor these days, but as always money buys everything, drugs and bills of secrecy to hide the dirty deeds. Nobody seems to care though, why bother to stand by those on death row who have a legitimate right to know how they are going to be murdered in the name of justice? Because transparency is not an option where matters of life and death are concerned. We are talking about an irreversible process here, something that doesn’t leave any room for error or even mistakes. Still, mistakes are made and those on death row have become the mere guinea pigs in a country that has clearly lost its mind, its soul and any kind of consideration for its “high” constitutional standards. So the killing states contract compounding pharmacies, outside of any FDA supervision, to provide the killing poisons. Should these pharmacists need to look for a hiding place instead of taking responsibilities for their actions? No! But it appears to be a matter of take the money and run while people die under horrific circumstances while a convenient and legal “secrecy” covers everybody’s asses.
What kind of a country is this? Wasn’t there something called “the evolving standard of decency” or did that die too with a bunch of other essential rights?
So if you live in one of the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee or Texas, contact your legislators, ask question about the use of compounding pharmacies and the secrecy around the whole killing process. This is done in your name with your money and you have a right to know!
Secrecy covers lies, hides illegal procedures, allow unnecessary and appalling human suffering; and you can do something about it! Department of corrections, nationwide, are drug dealers acting under the cover the law, protected all the way up to the US Supreme Court, at your expense; acquiring drugs they are not legally allowed to purchase to commit murders.
Recently Joseph Wood took just about two hours to die, thanks to the impunity granted to the Arizona DoC by the US Supreme court, killers in black robes who reveal themselves as the lobbyists they truly are and who have nothing to do with impartial review of equal justice under law. Shame on them! We also recently found out that Dennis McGuire, executed in Ohio on January 16th, didn’t die in a “humane” way, as if there was such a thing as a “humane” way to kill human beings…
Now, we hear that the Department of Corrections in Louisiana tricked a hospital into selling them some poison, needed for a “medical patient”… What’s next, buying directly off the street from drug dealers? As long as this disgusting secrecy business goes on, we’ll probably never know.
The founding principles of justice are totally undermined and trampled upon only because the citizens of this country let it be so. Your responsibility, your choice and the future of your country depend on it.