This is from the ACLU:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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CLEVELAND, OH – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio called on Governor John Kasich to
grant clemency to Arthur Tyler and suspend the next nine executions
through 2015. The request comes the day after the Ohio Parole Board
unanimously recommended clemency for Mr. Tyler and the state
of Oklahoma administered a botched execution eerily reminiscent of
past Ohiobotched executions.
"Now is the time for Ohio to pause executions while state leaders
look to reform the system," said ACLU of Ohio Director of Communications
& Public Policy Mike Brickner. "The botched execution
in Oklahoma is another sad reminder of how broken our death penalty
system is. After four botched executions in less than a decade, Ohio is
at great risk of more problems with lethal injections. At this critical
time where reform of the death penalty is possible, neither the public
nor elected officials need the specter of botched executions distracting
from this important work."
"Pausing executions is not about whether Governor Kasich agrees with
the death penalty," added Brickner. "Even supporters of the death
penalty should agree that it must be fair, humane, and comply with our
Constitution. The recent problems with lethal injections and those
pointed out by the Ohio Supreme Court Taskforce suggest we have much
work to do to before we should resume executions."