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October 25, 2014

The Search for ‘Humane’ Execution

Jeffrey Toobin: “The oxymoronic quest for humane executions only accentuates the absurdity of allowing the death penalty in a civilized society. It’s understandable that Supreme Court Justices have tried to make the process a little more palatable; and there is a meagre kind of progress in moving from the chair to the gurney. But the essential fact about both is that they come with leather straps to restrain a human being so that the state can kill him. No technology can render that process any less grotesque.”

  • pbrower2a

    One solution: give it up.

  • Harden Thick

    just tax the person to death like maryland does to all it’s citizens

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