From the VOMITORIUM
WARNING: This post maybe offensive to some of my readers….read with caution…..
I read this story a couple of times and it got me to thinking about the issue of capital punishment……the below is from an AP report…
Georgia death row inmate Brandon Joseph Rhode is scheduled to be put to death Monday evening; however, after his recent suicide attempt his lawyer says his client is “no longer competent” and is fighting to appeal the decision.After rescheduling his Tuesday execution for Friday, following the suicide attempt, the court decided to move the execution to Monday at 7 p.m. in order to allow time for appeals to process.
And now he is dead….he was executed by lethal injection…….
Okay, they stabilized this dude from killing himself from a suicide attempt so that he could be put to death a couple of days later….is that about it? Why? I mean is not dead dead?
I guess it is the “closure” thingy..you know the family of the victim needs to see the person pay for their crime……but people….DEAD IS F*CKING DEAD! I mean the cost of the execution and the peanut gallery that convenes to watch another person die…..they might as well serve popcorn…..
How sick is it to keep a man from dying so that you can kill him at a later date? This is just absurd! Is the state so bloodthirsty that it will prevent a person from dying so they can have the honor of killing them?
Yes, I am an opponent of capital punishment….why?…..it is my choice…so suck an egg!
But if you must have someone die for the crime then use the Chinese method….sit the bad guy in a chair and a guy walks up and shoots him in the head…..the state then collects the expended brass and a CD of the execution and along with a bill for the bullet…send it to the family….closure accomplished….state has revenge…..a perp has paid with his life….and blood lust is satisfied…..it is pretty damn simple…..
And since humans are so fascinated with death….sell the CD of the execution on line and the state turns a profit…it is win-win all around…..
But to spend the cash for the medical attention to save a suicide attempt and then the cost of the execution is plain f*cking absurd!