There has been a great deal of controversy about the death penalty in the United States, and yet the executions have been continuing. Ohio has executed Dennis McGuire, the convicted killer of a Preble County woman in 1989, reported the Dayton Daily News on Jan. 16, 2014. McGuire’s apparently unconscious body appeared to be in great agony for awhile before he was declared dead at 10:53 a.m. Thursday.
The description of the execution of McGuire is gruesome and likely to cause nightmares in many people. Gas in Nazi Gemrany's notorious gas chambers killed people faster. Bullets in Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge Cambodia also killed people faster. At around 10:29 a.m. as the lethal drugs which were shot up his veins as if they were medicine, began to kick in and his eyes rolled back in his head., McGuire yelled out “I love you" and he began to die. A prison physician then examined McGuire for about three minutes before he was declared dead. This physician has betrayed his oath as a physician to work only to save lives by assisting to declare an executed man dead. And this is the kind of sick country the United States has created, wherein even medical doctors assist states with cold blooded murder.
Ohio executed McGuire despite fears about a never tried drug cocktail, reported Al Jazeera. The condemned Ohio inmate is said to have gasped several times and he took more than 15 minutes to die Thursday as he was executed with a combination of drugs which were never before tried in the U.S. Allen Bohnert, Dennis McGuire's attorney, called his client's death "a failed, agonizing experiment by the state of Ohio." McGuire is reported to have made loud snorting noises during this execution, which was one of the longest since Ohio resumed capital punishment in 1999.
This brutal execution was shocking and has disgraced the entire United States. It's pathetic enough that executions are even legal in the United States, let alone via the use of medicinal products. To make matters worse, using drugs that prolonged a man's agony while putting him to death makes the United States out to appear more gruesome than it's alleged worse enemies have been throughout history. It's not that murder, or other serious crimes resulting in severe bodily harm or death, should ever be accepted in society. These crimes too are repulsive and those responsible for murder, rape, and various forms of armed assaults should have to pay a price to society. However, in view of how corrupt, inefficient, and brutal it has been proven by this execution alone those in power in the country often are, the death sentence is simply never acceptable.
Clearly, there can be just as much incompetence and lack of respect for human dignity and human life in any police investigation and court room proceeding, which can result in death sentences of this horrible nature for the innocent, not just the guilty. And so in the horrible society which we have created as of this time in history, not only the guilty, but the innocent too, can and are subjected to cruel and unusual punishment, making a complete joke out of the U.S. Constitution. It is a horrible enough punishment to sentence a man to life in prison, which may in fact be appropriate for brutal crimes. This at least is not cruel and unusual punishment for murders and other horrible crimes, while also leaving the door open for retrials if at anytime new evidence arises in such cases, or if wrongdoing becomes manifest from the original cases.
The only other scenes as gruesome in the United States are when we see people crying out in pain as they are being crippled and slowly killed by psychiatric drugs under court orders to take these drugs, which are highly toxic poisons, prescribed by the American psychiatrists to supposedly treat something. These drugs have been cleared for clinical use on human beings by the United States Food and Drug Administration.