tv Documentary RT August 18, 2019 12:30pm-1:01pm EDT
betty you know shows her standing then she collapsed to her knees she was reaching for the. she fought for her life her life for 20 minutes before she died. i think about that every day where she reaches for the. you know. joyleen struggle to take even a few steps towards her daughter's vigil she says tonight the pain of shelby's loss is real i'm going to make sure if it takes the last breath in my body he needs to get that down and. we begin today shoulder to look at the chaos surrounding executions in the united states now that many of the drugs use release the injections are no longer available the execution drugs scarcity stems from the receipt of manufacturers in
europe and united states to live to be used to people to death. i think the job of defending. the most unpopular amongst our society is absolutely indispensable part of our society. all of my clients have already been tried convicted and sentenced to death in the ohio state court system. every execution has been scheduled schooling back to june 3rd of 2009. committing suicide 3 days before the execution very midst on october 25th was executed wrong phillips was next on nov 14th 2013. but it's more. on the attorneys for an ohio inmate scheduled to die through an axe.
mental execution method say their client will suffer a terrifying and agonizing death according to his lawyers the untested injection method it will not properly statement which will cause him to feel the pain of suffocation before he dies and his mcquire is on death row for the $989.00 rape and murder of pregnant woman joy stewart. the state is planning to inject him with a 2 drug mix that's never been used in an execution before. we presented our case to the judge to stop the execution. and we argue that dennis is going to essentially feel be consciously aware of feeling like he is going to suffocate like he is suffocating because he is suffocating because of the way the 2 of us work. so now we sit and wait expecting a decision any time today. it's . really.
hard it's going to. find you know as. you know it right here. this is alan barnard from the federal public defender is office. oh busy i've had better do is. say what are you going to buy today you know not that i'm aware of i did. everything. for the 2nd year in a row a record number of people convicted of crimes have been exonerated in the united states according to a new report by the national. registry of exonerations $149.00 people falsely
convicted of crimes were freed in 2015 nearly 40 percent of those cases were charged and. think. it's easy. to see after spending 15 years against president jefferson parish mayor is free d.n.a. evidence exonerated david tippett oh who is on death row at angola serving a sentence for the rape and murder of his 14 year old cousin his attorneys are speaking right now in the 7th ward. you dream of it every day but it's not it's not the same as actually going through it it's. just a serial walk this. is not something you can prepare yourself because you've been living in those conditions for so long. i think on the. street from. me. damien tippett oh the man right
there in the center of your screen free today he spent 23 hours a day in solitary confinement during his 15 years at angola now 38 years old he went to jail when he was rather 23. if i had just gone off and done something else. like that running to my head every day for 15 years every day that's what i would think about. now and. i think it is not. a problem for her over the fall for our 5 daughter but well i think. that. they came.
think he said they're just mocking smile and like it ain't nothing we're all slobs because all saints will be thinking the same stuff and. it takes a lot out of me when i see him you saw what happened today. and before the court hearings was a month apart or 2 months apart we was in court every week for months. we've been a court so many times in the past few months i haven't even had time to really green over my daughter's death. and. you know they do the same league goes through a terrible ordeal and most of the time the victims' families they are very much in favor the death penalty. there are some people that because of what they did have given up the right to live among us and that is our for the. you know i've been doing this long time. i think my 1st death penalty case was 988 and none of those
people ever been executed. that's the unfortunate thing in our system that it takes too long. i don't think there's enough focus on victim's family you know in terms of closure. at some point death family deserves closure don't they. as the state of ohio prepare to use a new 2 drug method of lethal injection for the 1st time for dennis mcguire 6 accused his attorneys argued this week that he would suffer from a condition known as hunger mcguire's attorney unsuccessfully challenge the 2 drug protocol in federal court this week. he's going to start to obstruct right away you're looking for his head coming up. and there may be vomiting he's not going to agree he's we trying to movies we try to clear that the obstruction let me see yours is one of the things that's been mentioned i don't remember if there's a strap across the head you should be able to see the muscles tense in that you
know you release intensity releasing you know it's more than one doctor who thinks it's quite possible that he still could be alive that 5 minutes for. a car. in a world of big movies a lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking. it's time to fight. for the truth the time is now for
watching closely watching the hawks. paradise with a round turned into a round the experimentation field but agricultural chemicals we know that these chemicals have consequences they are major irritant there's no question otherwise why would the chemical company workers themselves be geared up that suited up locals attempt to combat the on regulated experiments good often in day you have many of these people one foot into the biotech pharma and the other foot in the government regulatory bodies this kind of collusion is reprehensible while the battle goes on the chemicals continue to poison hawaii and its people so one has to ask the question whether there is a form of environmental research going on in hawaii whether these companies feel
they can get away with this because the people have less political power. it's a job that is very fast and it's not very popular. and i know how many hours he's. not be there. when there's an execution it's toxic i worry about him i support the important job that he's doing and i know he puts his whole heart and soul into it and. i don't know that i want him in it for the rest of our lives. because of the stress and the toll that it takes on him and. so i honestly if tomorrow it could be. that would be the best thing possible he would have to choose it would just be taken away.
not just in ohio but all over the country we've got states that are just kind of. i don't know where they're experimenting on our clients the media focus is. you don't torture mike for it if you're going to kill. somebody sure but. when damon came out he spent the 1st 5 or 6 weeks living with my wife and me in minneapolis and went to work doing mail delivery in our office. we helped him deal with getting back on the grid he had no driver's license he had
no idea other than the one from death row. group of people. i became absolutely convinced beings innocence for about 4 hours of work on the case. if you read the autopsy report and you knew right away that what damon confessed to was completely false. not a news conference that the afternoon sheriff harry lee said to him but oh wasn't a suspect at 1st because he seemed to have an alibi he was helping crystal harris search for her when she turned up nothing. he was with them when. she wasn't there it was awful because she was if you look look at the window in the us.
i was looking for for 36 hours. i just laid down to go to sleep and. knocked on my door said they wanted to ask questions of crystal. at 1st i thought it was just a routine. relationship like a shell or. a one jefferson parish deputies made the discovery and it turned out the man they would accuse of it was already been. there and. use. the cliche use all the technique it's designed to elicit a confession but he's all in a way to aid. in that oh. there they go. they're allowed to manipulate you.
and i was told i failed a polygraph my witnesses one for me he explained in detail how someone is executed there's no proof. after having no sleep for 36 hours and me getting drug in for a 9 hour interrogation like that it's a nightmare the police treat with. these. and when you break you you'll tell them whatever they want here. i would have told anything they want to because there were. us he's. a. creep. so.
why wasn't a little stronger. why couldn't i just keep telling them look i didn't do it i didn't do it i was their target and that was it you know they found easy target and they got it. you know nobody's ever apologized. and nobody's ever recognize the wrong that was done. nobody knows unless you've been through it yourself trust me and death penalty case is a lot different than just
a regular murder case i've i've learned that i mean it's year after year after year going through different appeals why put a family through the suffering of having to have to relive that for the next 20 years or 50 years old 20 years from now be 7 am i not even be alive i might not even be alive to see justice served for my daughter. sarah says washee appreciates the state's hard work in going for the worst possible punishment she just wants everything to be over. after a court hearing in february the prosecutor and the defense attorney walked up to us and said that shames rhodes. was. wanting to put all 4 on the table to where he would change a clique of not guilty to guilty for life in prison no eligibility of
corowa. they flat out told us we would have one more court hearing it would be done over with when we walked out that's it. if they take his offer that he put on the table we won't have to go through all the appeals he would spend the rest of his life in prison without parole. i mean i want justice served he committed the crime he committed the murder he needs to suffer the consequences but i don't feel like killing him is just not going to bring my daughter back. i just want them to take the offer. so we can try to move on with our life.
condemned to problematic hell our has just hours left to live the execution is making national headlines not wire will be put to death by a combination of drugs and never before used in the us for this purpose of this new drug combination was originally designed as a backup for cancer which ohio has used and so now. comes the sun. execution. this. time was. not.
convicted killer dennis mcguire spent the final moments of his life gasping for breath as the state of ohio for the 1st time used an untried 2 drug method of lethal injection he reportedly gas snorted during the 26 minutes it took the drugs to kill them. it was the longest execution by lethal injection and u.s. history. long time witnesses to executions were stunned the boy was kind of a rattling good. there was. a couple times he definitely. at this point it is entirely premature to consider this execution protocol to be anything other than a failed. as an experiment by the state of ohio the people of the state of ohio should be appalled and what was done here today in their name.
i. believe that's exactly what. i don't know what this means going forward maybe the governor is rightly appalled at what just happened decides that he's going to start a reprieve. or commuting sentences or you know i don't know. the only failure is you as a lawyer want to buy is a saw so you should perish the same way typical lawyer. loto not be pretty straight and blows out on
a napkin when i can you cannot point to your own reaction the results are in the experiment was a fail and i think we're talking about exactly what we argued dennis mcguire was going to suffocate to death and that that was going to be terrifying and horrifying for him to experience. they need terror watching let it suffer less the more 19 the . know what cruel and unusual punishment is with this is nearly every joy sister says she knows her sister suffered terror in pain when she was raped sodomized choked and killed by dennis mcguire she says he was treated more humanely today than her sister was treated and it was time for him to face his judgement you're going to people that are going to stay so long given the debt. it should be painless. you shouldn't have to go that way should it be tortured to death. did you ever actually consider it to the fullest you have to. you have
to come face to face with your own mortality. and for me it was. facing the fact that one day they come to me lately and it will stick and you'll. shut down my organs one by one. you know our survived my 1st year quite a bit i'm told trying to. lose control of things that. is everything's happened everything happens quickly. i spent 15 years locked in a cell for 23 hours a day in the what was once the bloody us prison in the country i had visits from my family maybe 5 times in the 15 years out there every day i would do the same thing it was the same monotonous thing wake up make coffee re my bubble prepare for the day same thing saw sunshine 3 hours
a week. you sit there in wait to die. after having only been out for just over a year sometimes feel like the mad hatter and wonder you know. it's still very much a dream to me at times. i use. on many more exonerations is it going to take before we as a society. realise that. this is not working and we actually do something about it thank you. the truth of the sleaze will. lie low for sun.
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