Politicians Call for Use of Firing Squad as America Runs Out of Lethal Injections

In The Telegraph:

Politicians in two American states have called for the right to carry out executions by firing squad, if they are unable to obtain drugs for lethal injections.

Pharmaceutical companies which oppose the death penalty have stopped producing the necessary chemicals for lethal injections, making it increasingly hard to source the required drugs.

This week a man from Ohio suffered a long and agonising death when a new chemical was used for the first time – owing to a lack of usual lethal injections.

A gasping, snorting Dennis McGuire took 26 minutes to die after the chemicals began flowing on Thursday – the longest execution of the 53 carried out in Ohio since capital punishment resumed 15 years ago…

Rest here.

 

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TAC Priest in South Africa.
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3 Responses to Politicians Call for Use of Firing Squad as America Runs Out of Lethal Injections

  1. If I was being executed, that’s the method I would request.

  2. The old Firing Squad is of course more military and would be my choice to give or receive! And yes, I believe in the death penalty! (I bet many might have already guessed this of me? ;) )

  3. jmsabbagh says:

    Bad management by the boss.

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