The Arizona Supreme Court will be making a decision today on setting an execution date on death-row prisoner Daniel Wayne Cook. Cook is in jail for killing two people in 1987. This story brings up an interesting debate on the death penalty. What do you all think about the death penalty? Please share your thoughts. Below is a clip, but please make sure to read the full article so you know all the facts in Daniel Wayne Cook's case.
"Among the factors that could weigh into the court's decision is an indication from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that it will exercise "enforcement discretion" and allow the importation of sodium thiopental for prisoner executions. The drug, one of three used in Arizona and most other states that perform lethal injections, has been in short supply in the U.S.
An FDA spokeswoman told The Arizona Republic last week that the agency would "continue to defer to law enforcement on all matters involving lethal injection," suggesting that the agency will allow states to continue to import the drug from abroad.
That potentially removes an obstacle for states attempting to obtain the drug for pending executions."
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