Ralph Baze is awaiting execution for the cold-blooded murder of a sheriff and his deputy, but has convinced Supreme Court to review claim that state’s executioners are not qualified to take his life.
Say, Ralphie…Question. Were you “qualified” to take the lives of that “sheriff and his deputy”? Didn’t think so, you gutless cry baby, son-of-a-bitchin’ murderer.
Video may take a while to load, I’m sure it is being hammered…Also depends on the speed of your hook up
January 6, 2008, 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm
What, he thinks the state’s executioners need a degree in Sanctioned Execution?
He must think he’s overqualified for the job.
Let him loose around family and friends of the men he killed. Make sure they’re armed.
January 6, 2008, 7:49 pm at 7:49 pm
Don’t need a college degree to flip a switch, bub.
January 6, 2008, 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm
from what i read (i didnt watch the video), the objection is to the use of the “cocktail” to administer his punishment. fine, how about a firing squad instead?
January 6, 2008, 8:32 pm at 8:32 pm
This is exactly what he and his attorneys are going to be presenting before SCOTUS.
Two, of the three injections given, to end the life of a foul person, are to be prescribed and administed BY a physician, which by the Physician’s Oath*, they are forbidden to do.
*Hippocratic Oath or Physician’s Oath
AT THE time of being admitted as a member of the medical profession,
I SOLEMNLY pledge myself to consecrate my life to the service of humanity.
I WILL give to my teachers the respect and gratitude which is their due;
I WILL practice my profession with conscience and dignity;
THE HEALTH of my patient will be my first consideration;
I WILL respect the secrets, which are confided in me;
I WILL maintain by all the means in my power, the honor and the noble traditions of the medical profession;
MY COLLEAGUES will be my sisters and brothers;
I WILL respect and value the lives of all persons;
I WILL not discriminate against any person in medical decisions;
I WILL maintain the utmost respect for human life; even under threat, I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity.
I MAKE these promises solemnly, freely, and upon my honor.
January 6, 2008, 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm
Tizona, that’s a pretty clever argument by this guy’s lawyers.
Sadly, it may just work.
January 6, 2008, 8:42 pm at 8:42 pm
Yes it is…Where’s a Jack Kevorkian (aka Dr. Death) or a Josef Mengele when you need them, huh?
I can just see the floors of the Supreme Court, covered in tears.
January 6, 2008, 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm
I think all the Supreme Court need to do is ask for volunteers and the job will be done quick-smart Tizona.
January 6, 2008, 9:06 pm at 9:06 pm
fine, don’t have a physician administer drugs. if a diabetic child can handle a syringe, i am sure any one else can. hanging and a firing squad are perfectly acceptable alternatives.
January 7, 2008, 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm
These guys have been sentenced to death for murder. I don’t suppose they recognised nicities like, “Hey, I shouldn’t murder this person… in fact, I can’t murder this person… I’m not qualified to kill!” and in having this revelation, abandoned their planned murder, walked away, and were ever after kind to puppies, old ladies and small children?