The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I'm okay with the bullet idea.

The rapist/murderer who would like to delay (or avoid) his execution because he's claiming he is just to fat to go through with it, had a prison interview in which he defended his claims that his fattness (he's gained 70 lbs since being sentenced to death) makes it hard to access his veins, thus making lethal injection 'cruel'.

While I'm not usually one to agree with someone who raped, strangled and then carved into the bodies of two young women- I'm making an exception just this one time. I'm even offering to buy the bullet- as it would be a hell of a lot cheaper than allowing him to stay on death row another day, AND cheaper than the actual cost of lethal injection.

But he says that ridicule reflects ignorance of his underlying claim that it's the inaccessibility of his veins that makes it difficult to get an IV inserted for a lethal injection.

The legal challenge is based on constitutional issues and not fear of execution, Cooey said. "It has nothing to do with weight gain," he said.

Instead of lethal injection, "If it would make people happy, shoot me in the head with a .45," Cooey said. "Do it legally."
Quick! You Ohio lawmakers, get with the business of making a 'death by bullet' legal, and I'll donate the bullet. In fact, I'll donate an entire CASE of bullets, on the slight chance that another death row inmate decides to eat his way to fatness so they can claim to be "too much of a lard ass to execute".

Yeah, bit bitchy these days... but at least I'm blogging.