Judge Stays Executions, Joins Death Penalty Protest

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A judge has stayed the executions of death row inmates in Arkansas. Cenk Uygur, Grace Baldridge, and Brett Erlich, the hosts of The Young Turks, discuss the death penalty. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/go

“LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Attorneys and activists this weekend are in a last-minute scramble to get courts to formally block or allow Arkansas’ historic execution pace that was originally set to kill eight men in just 10 days.

A federal judge threw the process into turmoil early Saturday after agreeing to halt the scheduled executions, putting the Arkansas’ capital punishment plans in jeopardy for the foreseeable future. The state attorney general’s office is appealing.

The latest moves follow Friday’s hectic events capped by an anti-death penalty rally, a decision to put one condemned man’s execution on hold and a judge issuing a temporary restraining order on one of the drugs in the state’s lethal injection cocktail.”

Read more here: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/lethal-injection/arkansas-executions-condemned-get-victory-one-execution-halted-drug-blocked-n746811

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Grace Baldridge, Brett Erlich

Cast: Cenk Uygur, Grace Baldridge, Brett Erlich

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28 COMMENTS

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  2. if you want a painless method of execution, why not an overdose of seditive like they do for cats and dogs? it doesn't make sense to use a bunch of weird drugs.

  3. Although 4% are found innocent, a further 28% are found to be not deserving of the death penalty after further investigation. This means 32%, almost a third, are put on death row when they do not deserve (by law) to be put to death.

  4. If the goal is to humanely kill a person via the state then it is impossible to do so under current law. Under the law, the defendant is REQUIRED to be aware of his punishment and what is being done to him. Otherwise the person is ruled incompetent. So unless they change the law to say that a person can be killed no matter what, then the death penalty will NEVER be constitutional.

  5. The least bad way to execute someone is beheading, the allegedly "barbaric" method used so often in the middle east. We don't actually care how painful something is, so long as it's tidy.

  6. Jesus, no wonder people are against the death penalty I mean I'm for it but for God's sake use a gun, execute them don't torture them. not to mention that it's a cruel and unusual punishment, which I should remind you, is unconstitutional.

  7. just saying, what about the humble guillotine, pretty quick decapitation seems like it's not too cruel or unusual

    i'm against the death penalty but if you're going to do it, why not like that?

  8. So what is a human execution for those that are opposed to these things?
    I'd say for those like the Boston bomber who we have no issue with question of guilt or heinousness of their crime, just put a bullet between their eyes or something.
    Or what do people use in right to die cases? Can't we just give them that? Is this that?

  9. I don't get why the U.S doesn't get it. Our drug "cocktail" used to be made overseas then the countries that housed the companies that made the "cocktail" stopped the death penalty so the companies stopped the manufacturing. Why doesn't the U.S follow suit and stop the death penalty as well instead of killing the wrong people and having inmates wake up during injection or buying the drug under false pretenses??? Stop the death penalty. It's not that hard a concept to grasp.

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