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Ark. corrections board backs change to executions

Posted: January 19, 2013 - 1:00pm
(AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune, Greg Kreller)
Chuck Skoro, left, and Greg Franz, both of Boise, Idaho, join a small group of protesters outside the Idaho Department of Corrections in opposition to the scheduled execution of Richard Leavitt on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in Kuna. Prison officials declared Leavitt, 53, dead at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday by lethal injection at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution. It was only Idaho’s second execution in 17 years. Leavitt was convicted of stabbing 31-year-old Danette Elg, of Blackfoot, in 1984. Leavitt's execution marked the first time witnesses had full viewing access to a convicted killer's lethal injection after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals a few days before the execution sided with The Associated Press and other news organizations seeking full viewing access to a convicted killer's lethal injection.

HOT SPRINGS  — The Arkansas Board of Corrections is backing a push to move from a three-drug cocktail to a single drug in lethal injections.

Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson says the board voted Friday to back the attorney general's office going forward with legislation that would involve a single-drug protocol in executions.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's spokesman Aaron Sadler says legislation could be filed in the next week or two.

The move comes after the Arkansas Supreme Court last year threw out the state's lethal injection law, siding with death row inmates who said it violated part of the state's constitution that deals with separating the branches of government.

Wilson says the board hopes that narrowing the drug protocol will take care of the court's concerns.

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usd04422
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usd04422 01/19/13 - 07:49 pm
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The libs are a head

The libs are a head scratcher, save the criminal, save the whale, save the trees, take my liberty, use other people's money not mine, but by god we gotta have free abortions and kill the unborn.

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crypted quill 01/19/13 - 08:02 pm
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YEAH! The filthy

YEAH!
The filthy LIBBBBBBEEEEERRRRRAAAAALLLL scum.
This world (today you will be with me in paradise) would be right-wing paradise if not for stinking liberals.

usd04422
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usd04422 01/19/13 - 08:14 pm
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how long would a 100% lefty

how long would a 100% lefty country last with no right wingers. The only way it could is the North Korean model where everyone is equal, equally oppressed.

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crypted quill 01/19/13 - 09:25 pm
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Nah, that would be the

Nah, that would be the resurgence of right-wing 'Talibaneques' extremism continuing to run roughshod over The Good Ol' USA.

Republican God and Gun exceptionalism -- I've got mine, to heck with the rest of you.

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reader 01/19/13 - 10:33 pm
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Bad boy
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Bad boy 01/20/13 - 11:36 am
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For

I'm all for a good sound death penalty law. I want it to be legal though. Being legal is what separates us from the animals. People you voted for the people that let this fall through the cracks. The vote is how you change it. Not by brow beating groups or individuals.

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lachowsj 01/20/13 - 01:05 pm
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Ignore the law?

We could ignore the law and treat convicted criminals with righteous revenge. The result would be a federal takeover of the state correction system as happened in the 1960s. Or we could work within the law and have control over our own affairs. Which would those of you on the right prefer?

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