Arkansas Executions: One Down, One to Go

UPDATE: MARCEL WILLIAMS STAY OF EXECUTION WAS LIFTED. HE WAS EXECUTED MONDAY NIGHT.

JACK JONES, MARCEL WILLIAMS. JONES HAS BEEN EXECUTED.

Breaking: Marcel Williams got lucky tonight when a judge postponed his execution a few minutes ago, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. His lawyer claimed that the Jones execution did not go well. Even those being put to death for heinous crimes have rights to go peacefully. Williams warrant for execution expires at midnight. If the judge does not reverse her order by then, Williams may escape death.

NPR

Arkansas has executed Jack Jones Jr. the first of two inmates scheduled to die on Monday night.

A flurry of legal challenges, court rulings and reversals has interfered with the state’s unprecedented plan to execute eight men by lethal injection in 11 days.

Of the four executions scheduled prior to today, three were ultimately stayed. One man, Ledell Lee, was killed, just four minutes before his death warrant was set to expire; it was the first execution Arkansas carried out in 12 years.

Marcel Williams is also scheduled to die on Monday night.

If both Jones and Williams are killed on Monday, it will be the first double execution carried out in the U.S. since 2000.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said after Jones was executed that the law was upheld.

“The victim’s family has waited patiently for justice during that time. The jury sentenced Jack Jones to death, and his sentence was upheld by judges and reviewed thoroughly in courts of appeal at each level.

“A governor never asks for this responsibility, but I accept it as part of the solemn pledge I made to uphold the law. Jack Jones expressed his willingness to proceed today, and we hope this will help bring closure to the Phillips family.”

Another inmate, Kenneth Williams, is set to be executed this Thursday. inmate Jason McGehee also had been scheduled to die that day, but a parole board has recommended his life be spared and a judge ruled that the state had to allow a 30-day period for public comment before making a final decision.

That pushes McGehee’s execution past the end of the month — which means, for now, it is effectively stayed. The state’s supply of one of the drugs used in its lethal injection protocol, midazolam, expires at the end of April, which is why officials set such a rapid schedule of executions.

The executions were briefly blocked by decisions in both state court and federal court. But then on Monday, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected concerns over the method and pace of the executions, and the Arkansas Supreme Court overturned objections to how the state acquired one its drugs.

The higher courts’ decisions paved the way for executions to move forward, unless an inmate receives an individual stay.

Lawyers for both Jack Jones and Marcel Williams have sought such stays, including through appeals based on the inmates’ poor health. The lawyers say the inmates’ current medical issues — and drugs used to treat them — might interfere with the lethal injection protocol and cause them to feel extreme pain.

Jacob Rosenberg, a reporter for the Arkansas Times, told NPR on Sunday that the men also have claims of intellectual disability.

“Marcel Williams has a very compelling case that’s been discussed where he had a pretty horrific childhood growing up of sexual abuse, and that wasn’t brought up at trial,” Rosenberg said. “The reason that matters is because with the imposition of the death penalty, there’s something called mitigating circumstances. And so those need to be brought up at trial because those mitigating circumstances, like mental health, could stop the death penalty’s imposition.”

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has said it’s his duty to carry out the men’s sentences and that the executions will bring closure to victims’ families.

Arkansas begins 11-day ‘run’ of executions

LIDELL LEE. DESERVED DEATH JUST FOR UGLY.

The left is desperately trying to outlaw the death penalty in America, even though there are academic studies showing that it has a deterrent effect. Executions should be swift and highly publicized.

The deaths of convicts may be gruesome but how much more gruesome were the deaths of the victims.

Sky News

Ledell Lee was on death row for bludgeoning neighbour Debra Reese to death with a wrench her husband had given her for protection.

Arkansas has carried out its first execution since 2005 – the first of eight which the state had originally planned to carry out by lethal injection over a period of 11 days.

Ledell Lee was pronounced dead at 11.56pm local time on Thursday, four minutes before his death warrant was due to expire.

Last-minute appeals seeking to conduct DNA testing in an attempt to prove his innocence were rejected less than an hour before his death.

The execution process took two minutes, during which Lee lay covered with a sheet, with his arms extended and his head and hands covered with leather straps.

He made no final statement and is reported to have shown no apparent signs of suffering during the execution.

A spokesman for Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson, who scheduled the multiple executions, said: “Justice was carried out.”

The 51-year-old was put on death row for the 1993 murder of his neighbour Debra Reese, who Lee struck 36 times with a wheel wrench her husband gave her for protection.

He was arrested less than half-an-hour after she was killed, spending money he had stolen from her. He always claimed his innocence.

BRING BACK OL SPARKY AND FRY ‘EM.

Arkansas officials have been trying to push through the run of executions because the state’s supply of midazolam expires at the end of April and the chances of getting a substitute are slim.

However, last-minute court challenges have derailed three other executions scheduled for this week.

An earlier order halting the use of vercuronium bromide – one of the three drugs used in the state’s lethal injection process – was overturned by the court.

Drug company McKesson Medical Surgical Inc said the drug had been sold to the state for medical purposes, not capital punishment.

The makers of the other two drugs being used in the process – midazolam and potassium chloride – were blocked from intervening in the case.

Two more inmates are set to die on Monday, and one on 27 April. Another inmate scheduled for execution next week has received a stay.

Arkansas dropped plans to execute a second inmate, Stacey Johnson, on the same day. He will now be seeking more DNA tests in the hope of proving his innocence.

The death penalty was reinstated in America in 1976.

Muh holocaust. They’ve killed an innocent man because he’s a Nigger.

Poetic Justice: One of White-Hating Spree Shooter Kori Muhammad’s Victims was Antifa

ZACK RANDALL. KILLED BY BLACK MUSLIM DURING SHOOTING SPREE.

Zack Randall’s motto was “We punch Nazis.”

He was an anti-racist. Ironically, if so-called racists had their way his killer would have been in Africa, prison, or six feet under.

Zack was on the wrong side in the race war. We can hope he saw the truth in his dying moments.

Fresno Bee

Zackary Randalls was on his first ride-along Tuesday as a newly hired Pacific Gas & Electric Co. employee, riding in the passenger seat of a company truck.

That assignment came to a sudden and stunning end: Randalls, 34, who lives in Clovis, was struck by bullets when gunman Kori Ali Muhammad allegedly fired a gun into the utility truck from the passenger side on Van Ness Avenue. Randalls later died at Community Regional Medical Center.

Friends say Randalls, who graduated from Lemoore High in 2001, was excited about his new job and that Tuesday was his first day out of the classroom.

He and his wife of eight years, Katie, a Madera Unified School District elementary school teacher, have a preschool-aged son and daughter.

(Two GoFundMe accounts have been posted, here and here, to raise money for Randalls’ family.)

Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer broke down momentarily during a Tuesday night press conference after mentioning his meeting with Katie Randalls.

KATIE AND ZACK RANDALLS, CHILDREN, AND SNAKE.

Nick Stavropoulos, president of PG&E, said he was devastated that the utility company had lost a employee.

Friends say Randalls was someone who could sway another’s beliefs in others because of his nonjudgmental attitude.

Randalls was targeted by Muhammad because he was white, said Dyer.

KORI MUHAMMAD, AKA BLACK JESUS.

“From what I’ve heard, this was racially motivated,” said Joey Contente, a friend of Randalls’ since Little League who recently moved to Oklahoma. “That makes it even sadder because Zack was truly a person who never saw color in anybody.”

Contente said Randalls also was charitable, a person who would look in his neighbor’s bowl not to see if they had more, “but if they had enough.”

“He was truly the best person I’ve ever known,” Contente said.

Read more about the racist shooter at The Fresno Bee.

Murdering Mestizo Football Star Sentenced to Life Has Decency to Hang Himself in His Cell

REST GENTLY IN THE ARMS OF THE LORD, SWEET SPIRIT.

A new side of Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriot football star, was revealed a few minutes ago as this post is being written.

Hernandez, a truly violent, hateful, disgusting, disgrace to the human race, hung himself in in his cell while serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for murder.

Hernandez has just saved the taxpayers millions of dollars. What a decent thing to do. Kudos to him.

USA Today

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found hanged by a bed sheet in his jail cell early Wednesday, according to the Massachusetts Department of Corrections.

Hernandez, 27, was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to a statement released by the DOC.

The statement:

“On April 19, 2017 Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanging in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m., lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez and he was transported to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. by a physician at the hospital. Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items. The Massachusetts State Police are on scene and the investigation continues. Mr. Hernandez’s next of kin have been notified.”

Hernandez was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.

Last Friday, Hernandez was found not guilty for the double murder of two men on a Boston street in 2012.

Hernandez was at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass, at the time of his death. He was found guilty in April 2015 of first-degree murder in the death of Lloyd two years prior. Lloyd, a former friend who dated the sister of Hernandez’s longtime fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, was shot several times by the same kind of gun security footage showed Hernandez possessed.

Investigators began to probe the deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after Hernandez was charged in the Lloyd case. Abreu and Furtado were killed a vehicle after leaving a Boston nightclub in July 2012, weeks before Hernandez reported to Patriots camp ahead of his third and final season with the Patriots.

Hernandez, prosecutors claimed at the trial, became upset after Abreu and Furtado after they bumped into Hernandez at the nightclub. A jury, however, found Hernandez not guilty on murder charge Friday after six days of deliberations. Hernandez was convicted of an unlawful gun possession charge.

After the verdicts were read, Hernandez turned to Jenkins and mouthed, “I love you.”

“I am very, very happy” Jenkins told reporters as she exited court.

Hernandez, who grew up in Bristol, Conn, played with the Patriots from 2010-2012.

“We are aware of the reports, but I don’t anticipate that we will be commenting today,” Patriots spokesman Stacey James said Wednesday.

Dear sweet Aaron had so many good qualities. He was a good boy. He didnu nuffin. He was just … what’s the right word … MISUNDERSTOOD.

HIS FIANCE SHAYANNA JENKINS.

Trump Lays Blame for Crime Gang MS-13 on Obama

The Trump Tweet above is obviously true, but the press is distorting Trump’s allegation in order to smear him as reckless or a liar.

The MS-13 gang has spread all over America. It may not have started with Obama (Trump doesn’t claim it did), but it spread under Obama’s watch as Democrats were more concerned about welcoming illegals than fighting crime.

The Nation

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed – without proof – his predecessor Barack Obama for allowing the MS-13 criminal gang to take root in US cities.

The MS-13, also known as the Mara Salvatrucha, is one of the criminal groups behind a wave of violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

The gang was formed in Los Angeles by Salvadoran immigrants fleeing civil war in the 1980s. The gang, however, remains active in the United States.

US officials deported several gang members in the early 2000s to their countries of origin – contributing to the explosive spread of crime in the region.

Domestic crime blamed on MS-13 include the murder of four Hispanic youths last week in New York state, as well as 11 people killed in Suffolk County, New York last year, including two teens murdered with machetes and baseball bats.

The FBI formed a special task force in 2004 – before Obama took office – focused on investigating and prosecuting MS-13 members. “The weak illegal immigration policies of the Obama Admin. allowed bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across US We are removing them fast!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

In an interview that aired Tuesday on Fox, Trump said his administration has kicked out dangerous immigrants, though he didn’t specify that they were gang members. “I’m talking about illegal immigrants that were here that caused tremendous crime that have murdered people, raped people; horrible things have happened. They are getting the hell out, or they are going to prison,” Trump told Fox.

Trump claimed that “we never did anything about it, and now we’re doing something about it.”

Last week, Guatemalan authorities arrested two Salvadorans accused of being Mara leaders, while in neighboring El Salvador police confiscated money and weapons in a prison controlled by Salvatrucha gang members.

In March, police in Honduras confiscated high-power automatic rifles, grenades, pistols and cash hidden in a prison where Salvatrucha gang members were being held.

Breitbart reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reached the same conclusion as the president: “lax immigration enforcement” contributed to the success of MS-13 during the Obama years.

Facebook Killer Gave His Life for an Order of Chicken McNuggets

Such hunger. Such loyalty to McDonald’s.

It is a rare man indeed who is willing to give his life to enjoy the world famous Chicken McNugget. Should McDonald’s put up a monument for him, or something?

The Daily Caller

Facebook Murderer’s Last Words: I Need My McNuggets

It’s either incredibly flattering or the ultimate insult that the Facebook killer’s final act was purchasing a 20-piece box of McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets. Price tag: $5.35.

On Tuesday, Steve Stephens — whose face has been plastered all over the news — went to a McDonald’s drive through and ordered what was presumably his last meal.

McDonald’s employees recognized the murderer and tried to slow him down while they called the cops.

“They tried to stall him by holding his fries!” cracked NBC News senior writer Bradd Jaffy on Twitter. “Brilliant. Give these people a raise and a round of applause.”

A NYT story reported that employees tried to make him wait by holding on to his large order of French fries.

Stephens, however, took the nuggets and scrammed without the fries.

Ultimately his story ended as sadly as it began. Police found him dead in his car in Erie, Pa. He had shot himself to death.

Three days ago, he shot a random elderly man in Cleveland and posted a video of the crime on Facebook.

And so ends the life of a man who sacrificed it all for McNuggets.

He died with a smile on his face, I’m sure of it.

Flashback! Dindu Family Turn into Wild Hyenas as Son Sentenced to Life for Killing White Youth

Over 3 million views since it was posted in 2013.

The white victim’s family offers up a weak response instead of a powerful expression of hate, which would be appropriate.

Youtube comment:

The murderer’s family: “I hate ya’ll for having your son get murdered in cold blood by my remorseless son.”

The victims’s family: “I hope he comes to terms with himself.”

I saw this video in a thread at GLP. This comment suggests that death should be administered rather than life without parole.

It was the killer whining like a baby thinking some liberal judge would just write it off as a “mistake” like so many young black men make. Easy to pull the trigger, much harder to pull the time. I don’t see why we bother keeping anyone with a life sentence alive. FFS, it costs 40K+ per inmate and he might live another 60 years. So the taxpayers spend $2.5 million to keep a worthless nagger locked up. Makes no sense.

Going back to my theme, the death penalty is a good idea, but the worthless savages need to experience pain along the way. Every infraction of he law should be met with the lash, via judicially administered corporal punishment. Even school principles should be deputized to inflict corporal punishment. In my day, it was called the Board of Education. It was prominently displayed in the principal’s office, a large wooden paddle. And she used it too.