The ACLU Comes to the Rescue…

… Of a man who beat an elderly woman to death with a tire iron!

Associated Press) The Nevada Supreme Court ordered a halt to the planned execution of condemned inmate William Castillo – just 90 minutes before he was to get a lethal injection for beating an elderly woman to death with a tire iron.

The high court ordered a last-minute stay following a hearing on a petition filed by the American Civil Liberties Union to stop any executions pending the outcome of a U.S. Supreme Court review of lethal injection methods.

The “fear” (political positioning) is that the combination of drugs used in the injection might subject the inmate to extreme pain before he or she dies. In the mind of the ACLU and other anti-death penalty advocates, this possibility violates the 8th amendment; which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.

All of this, of course, is unconscionable considering the man beat an elderly woman to death. I happen to think what the ACLU and others are doing to the families of the victims of murderers like William Castillo is cruel and unusual punishment. -Castillo would have been lucky to die by lethal injection.