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(Telegraph)   Execution drug leaves prisoners dying in agony   ( divider line
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2003-10-09 08:26:46 AM  
A person being executed might feel some pain? Ok.............and why is this a problem?
2003-10-09 08:34:59 AM  
"an injection of potassium chloride would trigger excruciating pain, so that any failure with the initial anaesthetic would leave the condemned man conscious, paralysed and in agony"

Gee,,,what did his victims feel?
2003-10-09 08:41:58 AM  
While I'm no fan of murderers, we do have a Bill of Rights in the country. It's one of the things that seperate us from savage cultures (Afghanistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, etc.)
2003-10-09 08:42:29 AM  
Good; inject them twice.

Unless of course they have been wrongly convicted by an imperfect judicial system, then only inject them once please.
2003-10-09 09:03:25 AM  
if you're that worried about it, just give them a huge dose of heroin- that usually does the trick.
2003-10-09 09:04:01 AM  
I'd like to have sympathy for murderers, but I don't. But the whole concept of giving a prisoner lethal injection was introduced because it was supposed to be painless, therefore, not "cruel and unusual" as defined in the law.

There is no form of death that works perfectly every time and is painless. So the question is, how do we kill prisoners who have been sentenced to death?

I still vote shotgun blast to the base of the skull. It's quick, and is over in a moment. Doesn't make for an open-casket funeral, but it does the job.
2003-10-09 09:52:46 AM  
On the flip side are people who claim that lethal injection has made executions so clinical and simple that too many of us have become complacent with the system. If we were still hanging people and watching them kick and twitch to the end, we might be more apt to abolish the death penalty. Instead, because it's no worse than putting your pet to sleep, we don't give it a second thought.

That's their argument, not mine.
2003-10-09 09:54:56 AM  
Why can't we just go back to the firing squad?
2003-10-09 10:01:08 AM  
Why don't they just dose them up with a shiatload of anesthetic?
2003-10-09 10:30:53 AM  
People who commit murder should be executed in the same manner as they killed their victim(s). Only much slower and more painfully.
2003-10-09 10:56:14 AM  

Hear, Hear!
2003-10-09 10:57:20 AM  
Why is it that I don't give a rats ass about this? I mean... fark 'em. Let 'em suffer....
2003-10-09 10:58:35 AM  
Finally, they've perfected the death penalty! The purists may still prefer the gallows, and there's always the chair, but this, THIS is perfect.
2003-10-09 11:05:23 AM  
we'll never know how the drug feels to humans, because all the humans who felt it aren't real talkative right now.

there are painless ways, i'm sure:
.45 to the back of the skull.
falling off a 50 story building onto concrete
fatal overdose of morphine
sat upon by rosie o'donnell

let's try those.
2003-10-09 11:14:00 AM  
Public Hanging does wonders to reduce crime!
If you see someone's neck stretched on a rope, gaging on his tongue, messing himself front and back, the graphic learning experience will make an impact in curbing crime.
2003-10-09 11:14:58 AM  
A message to the rabble that cheers hangings:

Dream up your tortures. Cheer it. Then spend hell there.
2003-10-09 11:20:04 AM  
Can't we just stab them in the stomach with a foot long sword? I thought we were returning to family values. :(.
2003-10-09 11:23:15 AM  
jesus, albo. you're one sick and twisted fark!

Rosie crosses the line of "cruel and unusual punishment"- that's just Wrong! :)
2003-10-09 11:25:39 AM  
Who gives a shiat what they feel?
2003-10-09 11:26:23 AM  
I could give a rats ass what they feel. There's a reason they where sentanced to death.
2003-10-09 11:29:08 AM  

How about you enlighten the rabble as to your preferred method of execution. Contribute something.
2003-10-09 11:36:01 AM  
Bring back the guillotine!
2003-10-09 11:37:06 AM  
I'm also a fan of drawing and quartering.
2003-10-09 11:41:14 AM  
"Cruel and unusual punishment"....does it have to be both cruel AND unusual? If we execute people a certain way enough times it ceases to be unusual. Think about it.

I think these criminals should be killed the same way they killed their victims......and let the families of the victims perform the execution. If they don't want to then hold a nationwide raffle to see who would win the chance to dispatch the asshole.
2003-10-09 11:56:50 AM  
I think they should spend life in prison being anally raped every hour on the hour.
2003-10-09 12:06:48 PM  
I never really thought about the death penalty until maybe 6 months ago when someone brought it up, and I came to the conclusion that I am against it for one simple reason. The government is fallible. People are fallible. Death is not. An innocent person may be convicted of a crime (and it has happened in the past) and they can later be set free if evidence proving their innocence comes to light. Executing someone can't be undone. So basically I don't trust the government enough to let it have the power to end someone's life.
2003-10-09 12:11:58 PM  
Oh, this is terrible. I'd hate for murderers and rapists to die in agony. Oh, wait, most of them don't get the death penalty. Nevermind.
2003-10-09 12:36:53 PM  
Since you distrust the government so much perhaps we should send pizza boy over to live with you for the remainder of his pitiful life?
2003-10-09 12:46:51 PM  
The injection site should be the eyeball or perhaps underneath the fingernail.
2003-10-09 12:49:15 PM  
Seriously... what the hell is wrong with our country. Why is it so difficult to execute one.

France had it right during their revolution... Guillotine. It's instant, never fails, causes no pain, and is fun to watch. What the hell more do you want?!?!?!
2003-10-09 12:49:56 PM  
TheOmni pretty much nailed it on the head.

Also, it costs more to execute a prisoner than it does to keep them for life.

Also, the death penalty does not deter any crime.

Hmm, it costs more than other alternatives and doesnt produce any benefits. Whats the word describes people that keep doing stuff that costs more for no reason? Oh yeah, stupid.
2003-10-09 12:50:12 PM  
Previous headline:

Killer's weapons leave victims dying in agony.
2003-10-09 12:50:42 PM  
Anyone ever seen Monty Python's meaning of life? THAT's the way to do the death penalty.
2003-10-09 12:50:53 PM  
Who cares what the convicted felon who has been sentenced to death feels? These bleeding hearts that scream for the rights of the criminals/prisoners should spend their time on more righteous endeavors, perhaps victims rights.
2003-10-09 12:51:02 PM  
Why this wasn't given a "hero" tag I will never know. Now that they know it makes the executees feel pain they should figure out how to make it work better. Or at least let them move their mouths and vocal chords so that we can hear them scream.
2003-10-09 12:51:20 PM  
perfect timing, lets try it on that pizza faggot
2003-10-09 12:51:33 PM  
Isn't this the same site that keeps a running total of Arab execution as a means of ridiculing their barbaricness?

Replace headline with "Execution by stoning/beheading leaves prisoners dying in agony." and you might start to see what I mean.

I can't believe how barbaric you guys sound.
2003-10-09 12:51:57 PM  
I dont know anyone in prison, and I dont care. to be honest, I say kill em all, rape, stealing, whatever, chances are they will only get out and make society worse by 1 more. I am tired of paying for their food and shelter. Either put them to work doing horrible dangerous gruntwork no one else will to, or push them off a high cliff. cheap, easy, and I dont have to pay for it.
Follow the rules or fark you. Today you have to be a real farkup to go to prison, time for the cliff dance...
2003-10-09 12:52:12 PM  

/works for me
2003-10-09 12:52:39 PM  
Justleave out the first injection all together. Give them the relaxant so they can't move or scream, then acidify their heart from the inside.

Chemical tombs don't sound so bad.
2003-10-09 12:52:52 PM  
>France had it right during their revolution... Guillotine. It's instant, never fails, causes no pain, and is fun to watch. What the hell more do you want?!?!?!

One simple reason: Theres no shareholder value in making guillotines?
2003-10-09 12:53:30 PM  
The injection site should be the eyeball or perhaps underneath the fingernail.

Better still.. the urethra

2003-10-09 12:53:40 PM  
One word:

2003-10-09 12:53:49 PM  
2003-10-09 12:54:25 PM  

Also, it costs more to execute a prisoner than it does to keep them for life.

Explain, please?
2003-10-09 12:55:47 PM  
nakedmolerat: That's not necessarily punishment to everyone. ;-)
2003-10-09 12:56:03 PM  
The article explains the debate, but nobody offers any scientific or other type of evidence to suggest that there is pain involved.

How does anyone know what they feel? I doubt that any users have complained about it.
2003-10-09 12:56:49 PM  
fark humane execution. You want a deterant, public medieval exucutions.

Imagin the effect of watching someone being drawn and quarters, or even put on the wheel.
2003-10-09 12:57:12 PM  
I believe there is a perfectly effective and painless method of execution: nitrogen intoxication (I think that's the technical term). Since the air is about three-quarters nitrogen anyway, you don't feel any pain, you just die. I read about a nitrogen leak at some aeronautics research facility, and a guy who was working around it died. They sent in about 3 more people to check it out who collapsed, and once they figured out what was happening, they got it fixed. Basically, take the oxygen out of the air, and you don't notice you're not breathing it anymore, and then you're dead.
2003-10-09 12:57:43 PM  
I say make it MORE painful. Maybe if victims' and victims' families see them suffer, it will give them a measure of revenge. Maybe others will think twice before they commit crimes. If you victimize someone else, you should be victimized yourself.
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