GA Determined To Execute An Intellectually Disabled Man

Late afternoon on July 3 when the least possible number of people would be paying attention, using a new law that makes the acquisition of execution drugs a state secret,  Georgia scheduled the execution of Warren Hill, who is now set – barring intervention from the US Supreme Court or the Georgia Attorney General – to be put to death on July 15.

Georgia authorities did this despite the fact that:

To sum up: in scheduling this execution, Georgia authorities have managed to display contempt for victims’ families, jurors, doctors, health care companies, and even Georgia taxpayers, who now are not allowed to know how their money is being spent on the most awesome power a state can wield.

These actions are doubly disdainful of the US Supreme Court. Refusing to wait until September, Peach State officials are planning an execution even though the High Court has a petition pending, and even though the execution would flout a landmark Supreme Court ruling. One hopes the Supreme Court will not stand for this.

When a state has the power of life and death, particularly if that power can be exercised with unaccountable secrecy, it can create a kind of arrogance that might be the source of the Georgia government’s contemptuous actions here. So it is more important than ever that the rest of us, including the tax-paying citizens of Georgia, redouble our efforts to take that power away.

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9 thoughts on “GA Determined To Execute An Intellectually Disabled Man

  1. Capital punishment is the easy way out and not punishment enough. Murderers have no regard for human life, including their own. Let them serve 20 life terms in general population of a facility with no chance of parole.

  2. The US is in good company with executions, along with Iran, Iraq, and China. the US is a fine tuned killing machine. They illegally invade countries and kill people, because they can't kill enough of their own.

    • He brutally murdered his girlfriend shooting her several times. Then he brutally murdered a fellow inmate by beating him to death with a 2-by-4 with nails sticking out of it. AI wants Georgia to cut him slack cause he has a low IQ and 15 years later he is suddenly determined to be mentally retarded.

  3. Kill him. This man is a murderer. A jury of his peers found him guilty and recommended the death sentence. To not carry out this sentence makes a mockery of the justice system. To everyone who thinks this man deserves to live, what do you recommend we do with him? He obviously is too far gone to rehabilitate. Maybe you should offer to take him in and care for him. Send this man to Hell. That's what he deserves.

    • of course my comment won't be approved. CENSORSHIP. why is my opinion worth less than yours?

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