Did Clayton Lockett get what he deserved?

Posted by: GeorgeW89

Clayton Lockett was the Oklahoma man who was sentenced to death for crimes he committed in 1999. He kidnapped, raped, and brutalized several women. One of those women he shot in the face twice, and then he proceeded to bury her alive. During Lockett's execution, the experimental drugs used to execute him didn't work, and he struggled and writhed in pain for 43 minutes

12 Total Votes

Yes, his crimes warranted what happened to him.

7 votes

No, he was subjected to cruel and unusual punishment.

5 votes
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SemperVI says2014-05-08T22:23:59.7288918-05:00
I don't know... What did he deserve?
iOS says2014-05-08T22:29:00.9368000-05:00
Like Semper says... What exactly is an acceptable punishment for him? What does he deserve?
Rightwing15 says2014-05-08T22:32:40.8182013-05:00
It says in the constitution that cruel and unusual punishment is outlawed
Rightwing15 says2014-05-08T22:37:30.7572918-05:00
Also would you feel bad if you watched a man writhe in agony on a floor for almost an hour? Im not diminishing his crime, it is a horrendous act, what i am saying is that making things equal isn't always the right thing to do.
Fight4Liberty says2014-05-08T22:40:51.5068402-05:00
I can numb my emotions easily. No I wouldn't feel horrible in anyway. He was not rolling on the floor in agony. He was strapped as all death row inmates are.
Rightwing15 says2014-05-08T22:44:55.5306664-05:00
Really? It would be awful, don't get my wrong, rape is awful but the real truth is that they should've either used a euthanasia that was proven to work or shot him, the loss of life to any human being is never ideal but is a necessary thing to have happen. Also personally i would've felt bad that i let it happen, the idea that they would let it carry on that long is terrible.
Fight4Liberty says2014-05-08T23:00:12.8759804-05:00
The problem I have with this poll is the title question evokes an emotion whilst the answer evokes a legal dispute. Do I really care the agony he endured? No. Legally this was wrong. The Eighth Amendment forbids a cruel and unusual punishment. Therefor, he should have been used as a guinea pig.
Fight4Liberty says2014-05-08T23:00:35.7993074-05:00
*should have not
Rightwing15 says2014-05-08T23:02:07.8744918-05:00
Right, but the thing that is really hard to figure out is wether he deserved it or not
Kreakin says2014-05-09T02:59:09.2868918-05:00
Cruel and unusual ifwas intended to cause protracted suffering but not if it wasn't intentional. Death penalty doesn't need to be pain free.

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