Apparent suicide of Nevada death-row inmate spurs questions

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  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    Jan. 8, 2019 11:41 a.m.

    In other words, those who have done all they can to thwart the proper and constitutional application of capital punishment now get a self-fulfilling prophecy: Executions take too long, are too costly, and impose needless emotional tolls on everyone involved.

    I don't see why multi-Billion dollar international incorporated drug companies should get any more chance to impose their morals on others than does a sole proprietor baker or photographer. If these drug companies like to sell drugs to the public, and especially to the taxpayers via Medicare and Medicaid payments, there is no reason to allow them to refuse to sell drugs for lawful executions.

    If they want to refuse to sell drugs for executions, they should not be eligible to sell drugs to the government or to anyone using government money. This latter point is how the feds enforce Title IX against colleges that don't take direct federal money, but whose students use federal grants or loans to pay tuition.

    A little more consistency across our laws and policies would reduce a lot of political anger. Good for goose, good for gander.

  • majmajor Layton, UT
    Jan. 8, 2019 11:38 a.m.

    So corrections is wrong if they attempt to reduce the possibility of suicide or if a suicide is actually successful?

    I feel for his victims and the officers who have attempted to the right thing, and those that found his body.