A British doctor wants the Florida Supreme Court to stop a lethal injection execution scheduled for Wednesday.
This raises an interesting point. If the FDA has ruled that it is illegal for the drug to be administered to humans and fails to carry out its own mandates and the users who know it is illegal to use it then why is not the Dept of Justice not hauling a whole group of people up not only for drug crimes but drug crimes that result in the premeditated murder of the intended victim.
There is another interesting point: How is it that this man’s case took 33 years to be resolved? One could almost make the argument this was vigilante justice in that he was kept alive and on death row for 33 years because he killed a policeman. Then again, maybe it took the prosecutors that many years to get it right.
The obvious answer is that laws to not apply to the those in positions of authority or when it is inconvenient.
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Expanding these arguments: think in terms that nearly nine of every 10 cases ended in pleas last year, the federal data show, while one in 12 were dismissed (the percentage of dismissed cases was substantially higher a generation ago).. For a discussion of this go to: Sentencing Shift Gives New Leverage to Prosecutors
As an aside, many people take a plea bargain and many single mothers will accept a promptly offered plea bargain for extended parole because it will allow them to get back home quicker. However, zero tolerance on paper means that if they miss a payment or appointment they are sent to prison for the remainder of time on paper. Most single parents are living so close the edge of poverty that cost of supervision and etc could easily put them over the edge as well as a broken down car could cause a missed appointment. Now tell me, what chance does our single teen age mother who gets jammed up by the law have against such a system.
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