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Posted - 21 April 2017 09:00
Nothing says "I believe in freedom from tyranny" quite like strong support for the death penalty.
Posted - 21 April 2017 09:05
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I read the drug company is opposing the use of the drugs on the basis they sold them to the state for purely medical purposes. I can see an American lawyer arguing that sedating someone is using the drug for a medical purpose as I think this just relates to the drug which is used to sedate people before the lethal chemicals are administered.
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Posted - 21 April 2017 09:29
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The drug company doesn't get to control the use once it's been sold without conditions.

Which is why they now either don't sell to the state at all or clearly state they may not be used for these purposes.

The lethal injection will be dead (fnaar) within 10 years IMHO. There is plenty of evidence to show that the anaesthetic doesn't work well enough, and so even if the condemned is paralysed they are still feeling the ashphyxiation as they die. In the many botched executions this is obvious because the paralytic hasn't worked either and everyone can see.

Of course this doesn't matter if you think they deserve to suffer, but the whole humane death thing is turning out to be the same as the electric chair.

Stephen Fry did an interesting programme on how a humane death could be done. Nitrous Oxide apparently. Would even send them off with a bit of euphoria.