Sunday, April 17, 2005

Execution by injection far from painless

New Scientist Breaking (article)

They examined post-mortem blood levels of anaesthetic and believe that prisoners may have been capable of feeling pain in almost 90% of cases and may have actually been conscious when they were put to death in over 40% of cases.

Now I don't want to sound evil, but...umm... so what if they feel pain? They are on death row for a reason, and no, we shouldn't torture them, but I mean common I’m sure they didn't give anesthetics to their murder victims before they killed them. I think that it is perfectly fine if they feel some pain.

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