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Three Years After Gruesome Execution, Ohio Set to Resume State-Sanctioned Killing


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Three Years After Gruesome Execution, Ohio Set to Resume State-Sanctioned Killing

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Death penalty opponents in Ohio are making last ditch appeals for the state to stop its plan to resume executions after a three-and-a-half-year pause.

The execution of Ronald Phillips is set for Wednesday and would be the first of 27 state-sanctioned killings scheduled through 2021.


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The world’s “paragon” of virtue and human right plans to kill again. A nation and its government act as if they have some moral superiority to execute someone. Given the large number of exonerations based on DNA testing we must ask - how many innocents were executed in those days before DNA testing? Oh, an inconvenient truth - for a nation that hides its head in the sand over true morality. We have a lot of innocent blood on our hands - Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Vietnam, Indonesia, etc, etc - not to mention lynchings and the murders of vast number of native americans. How does any of that give us, as a nation, any moral objectivity to demand justice through executing someone? Let’s get real!


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I’m against executing this guy because he has been on death row for 24 years, not because I care about his child raping and murdering butt. Punishment should be fair and swift, not luck of the draw and decades later.