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Rulings aside, state readies for 2 executions tonight

By Eric Besson

This article was published April 17, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Bruce Ward, left, and Don Davis

With legal questions unanswered on Day One of Arkansas' plans to execute up to eight prisoners by month's end, state prison officials are nonetheless preparing to carry out the executions as scheduled.

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TravisBickle says... April 17, 2017 at 9:28 a.m.

Time to roll up the sleeves, fellas.

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RBear says... April 17, 2017 at 11:29 a.m.

TravisBickle, maybe you need to research the article more. The core of the dispute is the use of midazolam. Only four states have used the drug in the three-drug protocol, two of which had botched executions. A third, Florida, has since abandoned it for use in executions, replacing with another drug. When midazolam was used in a two-drug mixture, even those had botched results. The federal judge is right in issuing the temporary stay on the use of this drug, the first which is designed to comply with the Eightieth Amendment.
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A little fact-finding goes a long ways on these matters.

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mrcharles says... April 17, 2017 at 12:14 p.m.

the killer awoke before dawn, he put his boots on , and he said-- I'm late, I';m late for an important date.

“Alice: How long is forever?
White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.

Arkansas prepares to join the 2nd decade of the 21st century with Iran, Saudi Arabia and China.

Yet I guess this does prove the Fear , "Yes the State indeed has the power to kill its own citizens, just arguments over when and how and why". Perhaps all distinctions without a difference.

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RBear says... April 17, 2017 at 2:52 p.m.

Epeeking, what do you say about wrongful convictions by overzealous prosecutors or police officers? Echols was exonerated of his death penalty. I've spoken with 3 such individuals from other states who were in the same situation. Had the state not allowed appeals to take place and run their course, the state would have murdered those individuals. I've heard you speak of stopping the murder of babies. What about the state-sanctioned murder of innocent individuals?

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