Tool Time: Missouri Experiments withExecution


Tool Time: Missouri Experiments withExecution – We’re giving tonight’s tool time award to the MissouriDepartment of Corrections for playing judge, jury, and executioner when itcomes to capital punishment. The state’s DOC recently agreed to switch to theone-drug injection model, and they’ve decided to use the contentious drugpropofol for executions. This drug is designed to reduce anxiety, but theythink administering one large dose of the drug will cause the heart to stopbeating. Twitter: Facebook:


Letter: Take time to evaluate new execution drug

Filed under: Missouri Drug Use

Letter: Take time to evaluate new execution drug (access required). Published: July 23, 2012. By Staff Report. Missouri may soon become the first state to use the drug propofol for an execution. Being “first” in this context is a dubious distinction …
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10 Responses to Tool Time: Missouri Experiments withExecution

  • Frances3654 says:

    What’s wrong with using propofol to execute criminals? It does the job, so what’s the? big deal?

  • TsukikoTenshi2009 says:

    Wow…I was born and raised in Missouri and just moved to Kansas. Aye…Can’t believe my birth state is actually doing this. And the only reason why I like the state not only ‘cuz I was born there, but because of the gas prices. 10 cents cheaper than Kansas. But…Oh well…Wish I could have the power to tell Missouri Corrections to stop this.? Pure torture…

  • arcas17 says:

    which a punishment is not painful is the extent to which it is pleasurable, an obvious case of binary thinking, not to mention an implication of the ridiculous idea that death can be “pleasurable.” Also, there IS a “limit or stipulation” about what substances can be injected into people during lethal injection: the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which also implies? the need for doctors—who can use their medical expertise to verify lethal injections are not cruel and unusual—at executions.

  • arcas17 says:

    as cruel or unusual is ludicrous, as noted by @dylan8973 below. Whether a punishment is cruel and unusual has to do with whether it is? cruel or unusual, not with whether it is listed in some historical record, or, as you assert, in an archaic storybook. If someone devises a punishment there is no record of, but that fits the conditions of cruelty and unusual-ness, it is cruel and unusual, lack of records be damned. Thirdly, you reassert the tired meme by people on your side that the extent to

  • arcas17 says:

    @curioustoknowmore You’re a fucking idiot. First, prevention of “heinous” crimes is one of the reasons? NOT TO have “hard” punishments. With “hard” punishments, criminals commit more serious crimes out of greater fear of punishment: what might otherwise be a mere rapist may murder the one he rapes to silence her, a criminal who might act alone may instead join an organized criminal group for better protection, etc. Secondly, the idea that “we need to go back to” the Bible to classify punishments

  • Dylan8973 says:

    Curious2knowmore,I’m curious to know what planet your living on? It’s 2012,nobody gives a fuck about the bible and nobody except those with? a medieval view on life thinks it’s ok for the state to kill people.

  • gulllars says:

    Why not give them an overdose of opiates? That would just make them fade out with a short period of bliss.
    I’m? against forced executions. Though as a related part to the right to end your own life on your own terms, i think it should be offered as an alternative to anyone who recieves life without parole. *If they maintain for (f.ex) a year they want to end it and at least two psychologists agree they are of sound mind to make the decision. In that case it should be carried out switfly.

  • curious2knowmore says:

    If you want to classify lethal injection as cruel and unusual then we need to go back to the original punishments listed in the oldest book of law known to man, the “Bible”. There it says we are to carry out sentences of death in the form of stoning, burning, beheading, or strangling, etc. If we continue down the road of giving? softer and softer punishments for crimes then we create a society of criminals that will never be afraid of committing heinous crimes.

  • curious2knowmore says:

    I know you are a bleeding heart sympathizer but my where does it say that “PUNISHMENT” is meant to be “PLEASURABLE” to the accused, tried by a jury of 12 & sentenced to death. If the State law allows the execution of a capital punishment by means of Lethal Injection, there is no limit or stipulation as to what that inject-able substance must be so long? as it is “Lethal”.

  • curious2knowmore says:

    Alyona, your post is totally WRONG! The MO DOC is not playing the roll of judge or jury as those tasks were carried out in a court of LAW. As for carrying? out the execution of a Death Sentence ordered by the court, the DOC is only a facilitator to the act. A licensed doctor is only necessary to practice medicine & pronounce death, not to carry out a court ordered execution.
    Remember that “C” stands for “Correction” not Judgement or Execution. Capital punishment is a remedy not a correction.

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