Friday, November 19, 2010

Shut Up Now Because We Need To Kill You

Ohio changes law to shorten final words of death row inmates after last condemned man filibustered

"The final words of condemned prisoners in Ohio could be shortened under new state prison rules.
The move comes after an inmate took 17 minutes to make his final statement before he was executed.
Michael Beuke, a hitchhiker who killed a motorist and then shot two others, spent his final moments reciting the rosary, apologising and saying prayers.
While holding rosary beads, he went through the five Glorious Mysteries of the Roman Catholic church, the Apostles' Creed, several accompanying prayers and repeated 'Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee...' 53 times.

The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has said it did not have a problem with the subject matter or length of Beuke's comments, but decided to revisit the rules because of the potential for future problems.
The new rules state: 'The warden may impose reasonable restrictions on the content and length of the statement."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A million bottles of beer on the wall...

19/11/10 4:29 PM  
Anonymous greencrow said...

Given the astonishing number of Canadians who have recently been discovered to have spent decades behind bars for crimes they did not commit....I wonder what the comparative number is for the US. I read recently they have found a Texan was executed for a crime he did not commit.

The death penalty should be any country that calls itself civilzed. Even ONE execution in error is a cataclysmic atrocity on the part of the state.


19/11/10 5:49 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

You said it gc. The people should never, ever give the government the ability to execute the citizenry. It's absolute madness to do so.

19/11/10 7:01 PM  

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