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Opinion

March 25, 2014

Oklahoma AG intent on killing 51 prisoners

In the office of Attorney General, Oklahoma has a little Hitler. Hitler was obsessed with killing Jews. Scott Pruitt is obsessed with killing the condemned on “death row.” After executing 16 condemned, Pruitt doesn’t care what lethal drugs are used to do the killing. He would use rat poison if he could get away with it. It took an order by four judges to stop Pruitt from killing Clayton Derrell Lockett and Charles Frederick Warner with God knows what kind of drugs.

The state is having trouble getting two drugs which are usually used in execution and, by law does not have to say how or where the drugs are obtained. The delay upsets Pruitt saying, “rest assured, accountability for these murders will occur. It’s not a matter of if these punishments will be carried out, but it is only a matter of when.”

This monster needs to be retired in the November election because the death penalty is unconstitutional in all circumstances and violates the eighth amendment ban on “cruel and unusual punishments.” The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. said, “The death penalty treats members of the human race as nonhumans as objects to be toyed with and discarded. Even the most base criminal remains a human being possessed of some potential, at least, for common human dignity.”

Pruitt and his puppet, Gov. Mary Fallin, are intent on killing all 51 left on “death row.” They are reducing the state to a lower level than the one punished. The blood of the condemned is on the hands of every citizen of Oklahoma.

VIRGINIA BLUE JEANS JENNER

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