Wed, 07 Jan 2004 14:24:01 GMT

Arkansas Executes Mentally Ill Man. Charles Singleton was mentally ill. The courts declared him too unfit to be executed because he couldn't understand why he… [TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime]

What does it say about us that we forcibly drug a man so that we can then kill him. Was he sane when he committed the crimes? Was he only sane after we arrested him and forced medication on him? What a twisted story! We make a man sane just so we can kill him because we can not kill him if he is insane. Unbelieveable. If I were in a religious mood, I would say that these are the sorts of moral conundrums that God will judge us on. And, I believe, he will see we failed in this case. This is another reason why Arkansas is right up there with Texas as perfect demonstrations for why the death penalty is misused. [A Man with a Ph.D. – Richard Gayle's Weblog]