We had some folks this past week protesting on the steps of the Supreme Court calling for an end to the death penalty. They apparently see no irony in claiming that the death penalty is unconstitutional when the Constitution says no such thing but the same people claim there is a right under the Constitution to kill unborn children, which oddly enough is not included in the Constitution. But I digress. They put up a banner on the steps of the Supreme Court building:
Seems like they might've wanted to time things better, as during the same week a guy in Virginia was up for execution for some pretty nasty shit:
JARRATT, Va. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a family of four, slashing their throats and setting their home ablaze after they left their front door open while preparing for a New Year's Day party in 2006, was executed Wednesday.We should absolutely keep shit like this alive because it is cruel and unusual to execute them, right? Fuck you. The only thing that pisses me off about this guy's death is it took too long. I hope the cookies tasted like shit.
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Gray was condemned to death in 2006 for the murders of 9-year-old Stella Harvey and 4-year-old sister Ruby, and sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of their parents, Bryan and Kathryn Harvey.
The family was getting ready to host friends for a chili dinner when Gray and his nephew, Ray Dandridge, were looking for a home to rob when they spotted the open door. Court records show they tied up the family in the basement and Gray slashed their throats and bashed their heads with a hammer before setting their home on fire and fleeing with a computer, a wedding ring and a basket of cookies.
Before they toasted his ass, the sack of shit had the audacity to claim that the way Virginia planned to kill him was inhumane, as if slitting the throats of a couple little girls and their parents, then finishing them off with a hammer was humane:
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia inmate asked a federal court Wednesday to block the state's plans to execute him next month with lethal injection drugs from a secret compounding pharmacy, suggesting even a firing squad would be more humane.Fuck chops wanted a more humane alternative, as if he ever gave his victims the same consideration. Fuck 'em.
Attorneys for Ricky Gray said in a federal complaint that there is a serious risk that Virginia will "chemically torture" the man to death when it uses compounded drugs for his execution scheduled for Jan. 18. Although firing squads aren't permitted under Virginia law, his attorneys argue even that method would be a more humane alternative.