Monday, June 29, 2015

Justice Sotomayor compares the death penalty drug to 'being burned at the stake'


11:24 a.m. ET

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In a dissent from Monday's Supreme Court ruling that upheld the use of a death penalty drug, Justice Sonia Sotomayor likened the drug to methods of medieval torture, including the burning of heretics at the stake and the slow torturing of people to death. The lethal injection drug that Sotomayor railed against has been used in previous botched executions, including the 2014 execution of Oklahoma death-row inmate Clayton Lockett, which took 43 minutes and saw him writhing in pain. Sotomayor argued that the drug violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against "cruel and unusual punishment."

"Under the court's new rule, it would not matter whether the state intended to use midazolam, or instead to have petitioners drawn and quartered, slowly tortured to death, or actually burned at the stake," Sotomayor wrote in her dissent. Becca Stanek


1 comment:

Arsenio A. Lembert Jr. said...

She actually alluded to the INQUISITION?

Well, it's something that everyday-people forget, but, Roman Catholics who know their church's history should readily remember since they were the ones who sentenced, then tortured and brutally slaughtered those who would not submit to Roman Catholic impositions.
And now JUSTICE Sonia Sotomayor has the audacity to mention the Roman Catholic (Canon Law) practice of torturing and burning at the stake people who don't render their will and conscience to the Bishop of Rome and his Universal priesthood?
It might have been a Freudian slip?
But, considering the Roman Catholic trend in American government, I believe it is little reminder to those who dare defy the Grand Design. A memorandum of RC Modus Operandi.
This is a harbinger of things to come, folks!

Keep your eyes and ears on the immediate developments beginning with the Bishop of Rome's visit to Washington, New York and Philadelphia;
This is the end of the Vatican's (along with the U.N. and World Goodwill [Lucis Trust]) Millenium Development Goals; And, the start of a "real" good old time, NWO.
America's sovereignty and liberties are dwindling...