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May 1, 2014

Sampling of reactions and commentary in wake of Oklahoma's execution problems

Thanks largely to coverage and links provided by How Appealing and The StandDown Texas Project, I can do a quick sample of some of the reactions and commentary emerging this week in response to Oklahoma's ugly execution:

  • From Politico here, "White House expresses dismay over botched Oklahoma execution

  • From Politico also here, "Tom Coburn: Botched executions rare"

  • From Roll Call here, "Inhofe: Botched Oklahoma Execution Shouldn’t Change Death Penalty"

  • From Andrew Cohen at The Atlantic here, "How Oklahoma's Botched Execution Affects the Death-Penalty Debate

  • From Sam Kleiner at The New Republic here, "Clayton Lockett's Botched Execution Adds Credibility to Court Fight Over Drug Secrecy"

  • From Dahlia Lithwick at Slate here, "When the Death Penalty Turns Into Torture: Oklahoma's botched execution was the grim but predictable result of a state more concerned with vengeance than justice"

May 1, 2014 at 11:02 AM | Permalink


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I am disdainful of those who can not employ the real words for what happens when the State kills a human. All this apCray about "death penalty", "execution", "The People of the Great State of Oklahoma", "expired".

Posted by: Liberty1st | May 1, 2014 8:46:11 PM

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