As previously noted, the state of Arkansas plans eight executions of convicts in ten days next month -- because its supply of the drug it uses to kill is reaching its expiration date.
But Arkansas is running up against an obstacle. No, not final appeals and other legal maneuvers, though death penalty lawyers are doing their best. But rather, they are having trouble rounding up enough citizen witnesses who want to see the grizzly show. State law requires at least 6 witnesses at each execution; where to find the needed volunteers?
According to ArkansasMatters.com, Wendy Kelley, Director of the Department of Correction, took her problem to a Little Rock Rotary Club.
The article ends with an address anyone wanting to volunteer can use to get in touch with the Department of Correction.