Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway recently stated that he does not support the American Bar Association’s call for a moratorium on the death penalty in Kentucky, despite the many egregious flaws in our state’s system.
Neither does former attorney general and current Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t for reforming the system. As you can see, instead of lethal injections, he says that we should use Old Sparky:
House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he would oppose shelving the death penalty in Kentucky, even temporarily, and instead would rather see Kentucky ditch lethal injections in favor of the electric chair if it meant fewer chances for death row inmates to appeal.
“When I was attorney general, we tried to push these cases forward and kept running into judicial roadblocks,” said Stumbo, who served as attorney general between 2003 and 2007. “I actually said at one time, why don’t we go back to doing it the old fashioned way and do away with lethal injections.”
Now that’s some common sense thinking right there. This way, we can 1) kill more people and 2) also do it in a barbaric and tortuous fashion, with the additional chance of setting someone’s head on fire as they scream in agony while they die.
You go, Kentucky Democrats! Away.