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Re: “Arizona Republic Column: 'Death' of Death Penalty Should Begin in AZ

Dudley Sharp

The death penalty saves more innocent lives, in three ways, than does life without parole (LWOP) (1,2).

The (now) 156 "exonerated" or "innocent" from death row, as its offshoot, the 4.1% "innocent" on death row, are both deception, very easily discovered by fact checking, wherein the anti death penalty folks have just redefined "exonerated" and "innocent", as if they had redefined lie as truth, and stuffed a bunch of cases into those fraudulent definitions (1,3).

Possibly, 0.4% of those sent to death row may have proof of their innocence and none were executed. There is no verifiable case of an innocent executed, in the US, at least since the 1930's (1,2).

Since 1973:

(a) there have been 14,000 - 28,000 actual innocents murdered by those known murderers that we allowed to murder, again - recidivist murderers (two different recidivism studies from different years) (1).

(b) up to 400,000 innocents have been murdered by those criminals we have released or not incarcerated (1).

Where is the actual innocents harmed problem?


The evidence that the death penalty deters some is overwhelming (1,2).

The evidence that the death penalty deters none does not exist (1,2).

Death is feared more than life. Life is preferred over death. What is feared more deters more. What is preferred more deters less.

It is not up to death penalty supporters to prove deterrence. It is up to deterrence naysayers to prove that the death penalty/executions deter none, which they have never and can never establish, as all sanctions, all negative prospects and all negative incentives deter some, all truisms and all well known, with the death penalty being the harshest sanction, the worst negative prospect and the greatest of negative incentives.

Media and Fact Checking

The anti death penalty "innocent" and "exoneration" frauds are, very easily, confirmed, yet, most often, are simply passed onto the public by the media, aiding in that fraud, even though the anti death penalty folks have admitted the deceptions (1,2, 3).

1) The Death Penalty: Do Innocents Matter? A Review of All Innocence Issues

2) OF COURSE THE DEATH PENALTY DETERS: A review of the debate
99.7% of murderers tell us "Give me life, not execution"

3) The "Innocence" Frauds

a) 70-83% of the anti death penalty folks claims of death row "exonerations" are false.

Start with Sections 3&4

The Innocent Frauds: Standard Anti Death Penalty Strategy

b) The 4.1% "Innocent" on Death Row: More Nonsense

c) Innocence Project Invents False Confessions
250% error rate in "confessions"

d) Journalism professor accused of framing innocent man for murder as part of his campaign to abolish death penalty in Illinois, Daily Mail, November 10, 2014,

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Posted by Dudley Sharp on 12/02/2015 at 1:24 AM

Re: “Arizona Republic Column: 'Death' of Death Penalty Should Begin in AZ


Sent to editors and reporters at the Az Republic

Re: EJ Montini & the Death of Journalism

RE: Montini: Will Arizona be the death of death penalty?, EJ Montini, The Republic | azcentral.com 6:52 a.m. MST November 30, 2015

From: Dudley Sharp


EJ 's article and the 60 Minutes nonsense is why trust in the media has gone through the floor.

In EJ's agreement with 60 Minutes, of Wood's botched execution, EJ says: "Only in trying to execute Wood in a "humane" way, as if such a thing is possible, we did just the opposite."

Completely untrue, as confirmed by . . . EJ.


As EJ wrote of Wood's execution on July 7, 2014: "We didn't botch an execution Wednesday." " No one who witnessed the execution has said Wood ever woke up. It simply took a long time for him to die." (1)

“(Wood's) doesn’t actually sound like a botched execution. This actually sounds like a typical scenario if you used that drug combination,” said Karen Sibert, an anesthesiologist and associate professor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Sibert was speaking on behalf of the California Society of Anesthesiologists." (2).

"Anesthesiology experts say they're not surprised that the combination of drugs took so long to kill Wood." (2)


"The documents showed that (Arizona Department of Corrections Director) Mr. Ryan personally directed the execution team to use the additional (14) doses. In his statement, Mr. Ryan said the doses ensured that '(Wood) remained deeply sedated throughout the process, and did not endure pain." " (3).

“ '(Wood's) sedation level was continually monitored and verified by the IV team,' Mr. Ryan said. The intravenous team included a doctor, he said." (3)

"(Mr. Ryan) said IV lines in the inmate’s arms were “perfectly placed” and insisted that Wood felt no pain. " (2)

Ryan is correct (4). Based upon dosage and drug characteristics, there could have been no pain, only sedation, sleep, coma and death, with apnea, shortness of breath, wheezing, gasping, other noises, etc. all expected and common with drugs that cause respiratory distress.

That is easy for anyone to determine, instead of willfully avoiding crucial facts.

All it takes is:

1) Fact checking
2) To interview neutral, competent anesthesiologists and
3) To review the pharmacological characteristics of the drugs and their overdosing symptoms.

Very basic. Very easy, just as with the Ohio execution of Dennis McGuire (5), another case whereby media and other anti death penalty folks jumped to the wrong conclusion, "botched execution", when the opposite was, easily, confirmed.

Peaceful executions hardly seem to be a basis for the end of the death penalty. Intentionally misleading "journalists" and/or commentators are a threat to truth in the public square.


For highly suspect and alleged ethical reasons (6), European pharmaceutical companies, as well as the European Union, have denied US execution jurisdictions the use of preferred drugs sodium thiopental, propofol and others, thereby, knowingly bringing greater risk of pain and suffering for death row murderers (6) as well as putting more innocent patients at risk (6), in their effort to spare murderers lives, for which they have had no success.

The drug companies and the EU did not start this campaign until about 30 years after lethal injections started and then, only after pressure from anti death penalty groups, who publicly embarrassed those groups into their "ethical" position (6).

Yet, the EU and the drug companies would not deny those same drugs for euthanasia or abortion, even though both are banned by the Hippocratic Oath, but the death penalty is not (7).


Judge Kozinski and EJ avoid the obvious. Why did execution states go to lethal injection? Because of the constant complaints from anti death penalty folks about the brutality of firing squads, electric chairs, gas chambers and hanging.

So we made it much more peaceful. BTW, truly "botched" lethal injection executions occur about 1% of the time.

Such complaining anti death penalty folks are the exact same reason that states have gone to less preferred drugs, a result of the self fulfilling prophecy of anti death penalty folks, whose efforts put the murderers more at risk of harm, according to anti death penalty folks - all, somehow, missed by EJ and the judge.

Also see:

The (Imagined) Horror of Dennis McGuire's Execution

Clayton Lockett: The Case for Execution (Oklahoma)

1) "Execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood was NOT botched" , EJ Montini, columnist, azcentral.com, 7/24/2014

2) "Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution", Associated Press, Washington Post, July 25, 2014

3) "Executed Arizona Inmate Got 15 Times Standard Dose, Lawyers Say", Fernanda Santos, New York Times, AUG. 1, 2014

4) Autopsy doctor finds nothing out of the ordinary in inmate’s execution, Gary Grado Arizona Capital Times, July 25, 2014.

5) The (Imagined) Horror of Dennis McGuire's Execution

6) The Death Penalty & Medical Ethics Revisited

7) Physicians & The State Execution of Murderers: No Medical Ethics Dilemma

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Posted by Dudley Sharp on 12/01/2015 at 12:43 PM

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