Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Shame of a Nation: BBC | Americas | Georgia death row inmate executed

BBC NEWS Americas Georgia death row inmate executed

"...States began using the injections in 1978 as an alternative to previously used methods of execution such as electrocution.

Concerns were raised about lethal injection recently when it was discovered that some prisoners were taking up to 30 minutes to die instead of 15.

A 2005 study also sparked controversy by suggesting the amount of sedation given might not be enough to stop the inmate feeling the painful effects of the other drugs - but would prevent him crying out..."

22 states prohibit Veteranarians from using this method to "euthanize" pets.

Not to mention those innocents that have surely been executed by the state.

I'm not too proud, you?

Catch you later.....

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