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The issue was a man's life: the execution tonight of the convicted murderer Rickey Ray Rector.
But also at issue today was what the execution said about the Democratic Presidential candidate, Bill Clinton, who as Arkansas Governor refused to issue an order of executive clemency this week to halt it.
Mr. Rector died by lethal injection at 10:09 P.M. Central standard time.
After shooting Officer Martin, Mr. Rector turned the gun on himself, destroying part of his brain. His lawyers said that even though he could speak, his mental capacities were so impaired that he did not know what death is or understand that the people he shot are not still alive.
"He is, in the vernacular, a zombie," said Jeff Rosenzweig, a lawyer for Mr. Rector before the execution. "His execution would be remembered as a disgrace to the state."
Mr. Clinton is among three of the five Democratic Presidential candidates who say they support the death penalty, a position that could help pre-empt Republican attacks on the crime issue.
Originally posted by kimish
What's up with the PC police? Honestly? Black, white, gay, retarded.
Get over it people, seriously.
Really though, the man committed a heinous crime while SANE, the punishment fits the crime in my eyes. Why waste taxpayers money on an individual that is a killer and is incapable of being able to take care of himself? It's a cruel, cruel world and we don't always agree with what is right. Just think if the man hadn't pulled the gun on himself, would you all feel the same way?
edit on 28-9-2011 by kimish because: (no reason given)