by Max Brantley
Does the end justify the means when the outcome is the death of a person even if he's not innocent? That's the question? The State of Arkansas and its Department of Correction obtained its Lethal Injection drugs to execute eight prisoners through the means of three things: Lying, Stealing, and Cheating. The three deceptive cocktail. Like the three drug cocktail they use to execute prisoners.The questions he raises about the state's methods to acquire execution drugs deserve answers, however you might feel about the correctness of the death penalty in general and in Williams' specific case.
According to an investigation conducted by the Associated Press and sworn testimony and documentation from a California base drug company... The ADC: (1) Lied to get their drugs. They said they would not use the drugs to execute prisoners. (2)The ADC stole the company's product. It took what did not rightly belong to it by taken it through deceptive means knowing the company would not knowingly sell the product to them because of bad intentions. And (3) The ADC cheated the drug company through dishonesty; selling them a lie as if it was the God given truth. The Attorney General of Arkansas said the state wishes to send a message that Arkansas will protect its citizens from criminals, and justice will be done. I’m no criminal master mind, but isn't lying, stealing, and cheating to get what you want criminal behavior, and covering it up? It’s just a question. She must be unaware that the reputation of Arkansas needs protection as well.Theres another message being sent here along with her message: It’s okay for Arkansas to LIE, STEAL, and CHEAT, Long as we still get to call it justice here. When did justice become so warped? And when did the safety of the people of Arkansas become depended upon Lying, Stealing, and Cheating in order to get what it calls justice. And people call us criminals.