Saturday, August 2, 2014

Wouldn't Smothering Have Been More Humane?

America loves her capital punishment, she's just not very good at it. In fact, the process of state sanctioned murder has a richly deserved reputation for being barbaric and routinely botched.

As Joe Wood writhed on the executioner's gurney, Arizona prison officials realized their lethal cocktail wasn't performing as expected. The experimental combination of midazolam and hydromorphone was a failure and so, over the course of nearly two hours, executioners administered the "lethal" dose something like 15-times.

The director of Arizona's prisons department denies the execution was botched.

MoS, the Disaffected Lib

1 comment:

  1. Capital punishment is indeed barbaric. What if the person executed turns out to be innocent? It has happened many times.