Convicted Rapist Tries to Evade Execution on Account of His Allergies

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The Deceased, Darryl Durr

Upon recieving his lethal injection, Darryl Durr clenched his fists with a grimace that lasted for a few seconds before his head gently laid back in silence. The 46-year-old serial rapist – convicted for strangling a teenage girl in 1988 – was pronounced dead at 10:36 a.m. at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. But, the peace of mind offered unto the victim’s mother was almost derailed by an odd turn of defense involving the convict’s allergies toward the drug used for execution.

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A recent discovery in Durr’s 800-page medical record revealed that the inmate was seriously allergic to anesthesia; under recent consideration by the defense,  this detail looked like a way out, since the state of Ohio uses a large does of anesthesia to carry out their criminal executions. Durr argued that nobody could know how his body would react to the drug; however, his fear failed to completely convince the State that an allergic reaction would occur before the criminal was deeply unconscious. They further noted that -in the event of a possible negative side effect – the worst would be death from low blood pressure and impaired breathing, which aren’t exactly relevant concerns in the context of an execution.

The victim’s uncle said that he supported Ohio’s death penalty, but that he felt that the lethal injection was still far too humane for a killer like Durr, putting forth the electric chair as his preferred style of execution. The victim’s mother also felt disappointed that Durr failed to admit his guilt. But, at least the family can rest assured that an evil man no longer has the ability to wreck another life.

Cooperation is Key To Keeping Drug Smugglers Out of the Caribbean

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David Thompson expresses the shrinking window of opportunity for Caribbean drug traffic

As Americans scramble to erect an effective border between the US and Mexico, Caribbean leaders are pleading for the War on Drugs to reconsider a lackluster handle on the rampant drug traffic that presently seeps through many Caribbean island nations. Recently, a regional security conference was held in Barbados, where the hosting island-nation’s Prime Minister , David Thompson, asserted that all Caribbean nations viewed the increased frequency of drug smuggling as threatening not just the well-being of the individual, but that there are also regional, and national consequences.

US defense secretary, Robert Gates, insisted that coordinating the anti-drug efforts of Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States is the best option in scaling back the ever-present smuggling schemes. He mentioned that the US government has dedicated $70 million to help fund Caribbean police and social programs, though they aren’t expected to take effect until 2011; however, at least the money is now available, since such funding was turned down under the Bush administration.

Drug Trafficking in the Americas

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported that three-quarters of South American cocaine travels through Central America as it makes its way north. And, though the report also considers a significantly smaller amount to be passing through the Caribbean, Gates himself said that he was informed (by Caribbean leaders) that the situation has taken a turn for the worse; a situation which is directly linked to the 1.4-billion-dollar program – Plan Merida – which was put into action by the United States back in 2007. Gates closed the discussion with hopes that recent efforts illustrated the US’s reconsideration of the Caribbean issue, and that intercontinental cooperation is the ultimate solution for addressing these predicaments.

Drug Dogs Continue to Sniff Out Pot-Heads on Boston High-School Campuses

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Police dogs are highly trained K-9 officers reserved for the most dangerous high-schoolers

Police dogs are highly trained K-9 officers reserved for the most dangerous high-schoolers

“As I stated at the beginning of this year,” began an email from the principal of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, “if the possession, use, and distribution on campus didn’t change, I would bring drug-sniffing dogs onto campus. Today is that day.” Scott Carpenter, who is also the superintendent for the district, wasn’t kidding around when he sent the fiery e-mail out to parents, informing them about the 16 K-9 units scheduled to inspect their child’s school for illicit drugs today, Friday, April 9th. As a result of the first police raid of the high-school campus, two students were successfully apprehended and slapped with a civil violation and a $100 fine for the possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

As expected, parents have chosen one of two sides on the issue: where one found the announcement encouraging, stating the importance of “young people” understanding

The newest frontier in the "War on Drugs:" High School

boundaries, another wondered if the majority of non-drug users could be significantly affected by such barbaric police-raids. Dean Holden, father of two Lincoln-Sudbury high-schoolers, was one of the dissenters, claiming that he supported the school’s zero-tolerance drug policy, but not the involvement of drug-sniffing dogs. For the most part, however,Lincoln-Sudbury parents supported Carpenter and the inspection.

Perhaps it’s because this isn’t really an isolated occurrence; after all, the Middlesex Sheriff, James Dipaola, said that he’d been performing school drug searches for the past decade, which turned up illegal substances 10 to 15 percent of the time. With the growing trend of incidents – especially distribution incidents – it doesn’t see like Sheriff DiPaola is in it for the long haul.

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