Arkansas to execute 8 people over 10 days

Arkansas to execute 8 people over 10 days

Postby Desert Fox » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:52 am

This is horrible

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/us/a ... -drug.html

The state of Arkansas plans to put to death eight inmates over a span of 10 days next month, a pace of executions unequaled in recent American history and brought about by a looming expiration date for a drug used by the state for lethal injections.

The eight men facing execution — four black and four white — are among 34 death row inmates in Arkansas, where capital punishment has been suspended since 2005 over legal challenges and difficulty in acquiring the drugs for lethal injections.

All eight men were convicted of murders that occurred between 1989 and 1999, and proponents of the death penalty and victims’ rights in the state have been frustrated that the cases have dragged on so long.

At a news conference this week, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican and former federal prosecutor, seemed to regret that the executions were so closely stacked.
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Re: Arkansas to execute 8 people over 10 days

Postby Desert Fox » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:27 am

Looks like some of the trials were unfair as well
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_ ... _days.html
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Re: Arkansas to execute 8 people over 10 days

Postby erasmus44 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:30 pm

They probably got a volume deal on the injection chemicals. Times are tight.
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