OKLAHOMA CITY – With a drive to kill that borders on the bloodthirsty, the State of Oklahoma announced yesterday that it has found a controversial combination of drugs that it will use to execute convicted murderers Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner later this month.
And while it is being considered business as usual by the state media, foreign media is reacting largely in disgust at this state's barbaric embrace of capital punishment.
From the office of Attorney General Scott Pruitt, it was said that the drugs would be a largely untested combination of the sedative midazolam, the muscle relaxer pancuronium bromide and potassium chloride.
This all comes a week after Oklahoma County Judge Patricia G. Parrish ruled that the state cannot keep secret the source of their execution drugs, most of which are cobbled-together in compounding pharmacies. Assistant Attorney General John Hadden suggested this secrecy, which was state law, is needed because anti-death penalty activists might want to use violence against the pharmacies.
This unfounded suggestion outraged anti-death penalty activists in Oklahoma, including representatives from the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
(Note: The "disgusted foreign media" linked to in the above report is Russia Today--the propaganda wing of the Russian government. Russia Today predictably gloms onto every opportunity to report unfavorably on the U.S.)
But while we're talking about "bloodthirsty", let's look at what Lockett and Warner did to land themselves on death row:
"Lockett, 38, was convicted of shooting 19-year-old Stephanie Nieman with a sawed-off shotgun and watching as two accomplices buried her alive in 1999. Warner, 46, was found guilty of raping and killing his roommate's 11-month-old child in 1997."I seriously doubt that Mr. Lockett consulted with his victim about the shotgun bore diameter that he used to shoot her, before she was subsequently buried alive.
We can also assume that Warner didn't consult with with his 11-month-old victim about any relevant details before he raped and killed her.
I understand that there is a legal need to oversee such things; but I personally don't care about the source of the drugs that will be used to put these two monsters down.
There is not one word about Lockett's and Warner's victims on the Red Dirt Report.
The radical Left's obsession with the "rights" of beasts like Lockett and Warner is rooted in its fundamental contempt for the innocent.