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Statement on Recent Report Detailing Process of Clayton Lockett’s Gruesome, Inhumane Execution

Statement on Recent Report Detailing Process of Clayton Lockett’s Gruesome, Inhumane Execution

Washington, D.C. – 5/13/15 -  “Today we finally have a complete picture of what took place leading up to and during the execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma one year ago. The portrait is not only gruesome and inhumane but also disturbing that officials made decisions about administering the death penalty based on politics. Until today, we might have been able to take false comfort in the idea that what happened was an unfortunate but uniquely haphazard series of events.

However, now we know the events were the result of a pattern of arrogance, negligence, incompetence and a lack of transparency that occurs when government is operating at its worst:

The death penalty is an increasingly outmoded and disfavored practice that does not enhance public safety. Here are the facts:

We renew the call for an immediate halt to all executions and urge all citizens of conscience and goodwill to join us in this effort.”

The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty has created the 90 Million Strong Campaign to unite the voices of those who believe the death penalty is wrong. We need to demonstrate that the broad public support to end this practice is already here in America, and 90 million people speaking up can make a difference.

 
The 90 million people who oppose the death penalty are organized, energized, and ready to end capital punishment. Join us today.
 

Tags: #Clayton Lockett , #HaltAllExecutions, #lethal injection, #Moratorium, #Oklahoma, #PTSD

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