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Constituting Cruel and Unusual Punishment

The eighth amendment to the Constitution of the United States plainly makes clear that,

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

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Government

Hey, Arizona, Next Time Try Scaphism

If America wants to kill a scrawny camouflaged terrorist on a boulder-strewn hillside thousands of miles away — boom, no sooner said than done, vaporized in an instant. 1,024 more words

Arizona

Arizona inmate doesn't die until two hours after execution begins

Governor Brewer orders investigation, but says death was ‘lawful;’ lawyers said he was ‘gasping and snorting’ for over an hour

July 23, 2014 3:19PM ET Updated 8:00PM ET… 843 more words

News & Politics

Death penalty becomes cruel and usual

Not only are many Americans tolerant of death chamber mishaps, but some accept an occasional miscarriage of justice. As many as a third of those polled by Gallup favor capital punishment even while believing that an innocent person has been executed. 7 more words

Why conservatives should be concerned about the death penalty

Death row inmate and convicted double murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood writhed on the floor, choking and snorting for an hour and half, after being administered a lethal cocktail of drugs that… 660 more words

Rare Conversation

Botched Death Penalty: "I counted about 660 times he gasped."

Inmate’s execution takes nearly 2 hours

Joseph Rudolph Wood III remained alive at Arizona’s state prison in Florence long enough for his public defenders to file an emergency motion for a stay of execution with the U.S.

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Law

Justice

Let’s not talk about retribution

or what justice means,

it is an ill-defined word.

Let’s not talk about victims and the

horror of what they experienced. 236 more words

Poetry