“Mr. Broom, your table is ready”

From the “Just shut up and lay down” file:

A federal judge has delayed the October execution of a death row inmate who joined a lawsuit challenging lethal injection as unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment.

Romell Broom, who raped and stabbed to death a 14-year-old girl, is one of 15 Ohio inmates claiming the procedure may cause prisoners to suffer.

I’ve been somewhat iffy on the death penalty in the past, but in cases like this I’d be more than happy to volunteer my services as assistant executioner.

An animal who did that to another human being all of a sudden complaining about what’s “cruel and unusual” takes some serious nerve, eh? The execution should not only go forward, but it should be expedited under a new law that makes having that much gall punishable by whatever the family of the victim decides.

The only acceptable alternative for this guy would be to get “old sparky” out of mothballs and back into action. And I’ll volunteer not to drive or mow my lawn that day just so it’ll be “carbon neutral.” Al Gore thrilled, justice served.


Not cruel and unusual: Just like sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner… on a telephone pole during an electrical storm

Author: Doug Powers

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