Wednesday, October 27, 2010

There Are Myriad Other Ways

A nationwide shortage of several anesthesia drugs has left Kentucky and several other states scrambling to find enough doses to carry out lethal injections — potentially delaying executions well into next year.
Kentucky announced this week that it would not be able to carry out two executions, despite pending death warrants, because the state only has enough sodium thiopental, also known as Pentothal, to perform a single lethal injection.
“We have reached out to some other states, but that has not been fruitful,” said J. Michael Brown, secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. “We’ve had other states call us trying to find it.”

And a shortage of Teddy Bears and Snuggies has further delayed the executions.

2 comments:

Evil_Klown said...

Well, you can't blame them for this fluke of a problem. It probably caught them completely unawares. Who can expect the authorities to keep track of such trivial inventory items such as this.

Now I'll make a prediction. The disgusting murderers who were slated to die are now going to get to live because a judge somewhere is going to rule that the delay of the executions is cruel and unusual.

Evil_Klown said...

Oh, and another prediction ... nobody will lose their government job over this.

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