News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

The Holden Arboretum

Akron General

Don Drumm Studios


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics


Ohio ACLU wants lethal injections suspended
The group wants Gov. John Kasich to suspend the next nine injections through 2015
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


Reporter
Jo Ingles
 
Mike Brickner with the American Civil Liberties Union says even supporters of the death penalty should want it to be fair, humane and comply with the constitution.
Courtesy of The American Civil Liberties Union
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is asking Governor John Kasich to suspend executions. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports the group says botched lethal injections recently are good reason to put the practice on hold.
LISTEN: The American Civil Liberties Union's reasoning for requesting the suspension of lethal injection

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:15)


The Ohio ACLU wants clemency granted to Arthur Tyler, the next man on death row to be scheduled for execution. And Director of Communications Mike Brickner says his group wants the Governor to suspend the next nine executions through 2015. 

Brickner says a botched execution in Oklahoma earlier this week is the latest reminder of why Ohio should put the practice on hold. The lethal injection in Oklahoma was stopped after an inmate’s vein collapsed as the first drug was being administered but he died shortly after that of a heart attack.

Ohio had its own problematic lethal injection in January. Witnesses said the inmate, Dennis McGuire, showed signs of severe pain as he was being put to death. 

The state’s review concluded he wasn’t in pain, but officials have decided to increase the dosage of the drugs in future lethal injections. Governor Kasich has said in the past that he supports the death penalty. But Brickner says even supporters of the death penalty should agree that it must be fair, humane and comply with the constitution.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio lawmakers propose grants for home construction for disabled people
We have been trying to have a "Visitability Bill" passed for years. Thanks, Greg

Lake County crimes may give Trump immigration fodder
Shoddy reporting at best. "Mixed views" The question that came to my mind was, "How many people did he have to interview to get "mixed views". Do the two peo...

Ohio's U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announces plans to improve Medicare by lowering prescription costs for seniors
Sounds good. I'm living in Florida to escape the snow. So far it's working. I retired from GM in 2000. Keep pushing for all the working people. In the long run ...

The tiny town that time, and elections, forgot may go out of existence
Thank you for this story. I grew up in Limaville, my parents home is there still...unsellable due to the septic/sewer problem. Sometimes I am sorry I left...wis...

Where Ohio'sJohn Kasich stands in the presidential polls
We are fans of Gov. Kasich since he served in the House of Representatives. It pleases us to finally see him as the potential President of the United States. We...

Cleveland hosts the first national Movement for Black Lives conference
What a wonderful experience this was, So much love and understanding, without all of the other distractions that tend to come with organizing for change, this e...

Air Force unit gets training and Youngstown gets rid of some eyesores
Do they have to totally destroy all the beautiful oak and leaded windows, which I am thinking are probably there? Do they just have to destroy them like that? C...

Jewish challah and Native American fry bread at an Akron cultural exchange
Each time I saw the young students relate to each other, I got goose bumps. These young students can and hopefully will teach all of us to live and respect eac...

One of the Cleveland Orchestra's most celebrated musicians bids farewell
I had the honor of studying with Franklin Cohen in the late 80s and early 90s. He is unparalleled both as a clarinetist and as a musician. His deep personal war...

Summa's dress code is not 'etched in stone'
SOME OF THESE POLICIES ARE A COMPLETE JOKE. UNLESS YOU ARE DOING THESE TYPE OF JOBS EVERY DAY, YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IS COMFORTABLE AND REASONABLE OR NOT. UNLESS ...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University