Re: Method of Execution (was Re: Death Penalty)

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Thu Apr 20 2000 - 17:04:44 MDT

"J. Goard" wrote:

> Gina Miller wrote:
> >I have a feeling that one day in the future, we will consider capitol
> punishment just as barbaric as foreign countries see us now, (Europe seems
> to look down on our electric chair) or as we now view the guillotine.
> What's wrong with the guillotine? Certainly, I have some reservations
> about government executions in general. But, if certain criminals are
> going to be killed one way or the other, I'd suggest that it be made as
> bloody as possible, so that everyone involved has the appropriate sense of
> what they're choosing to do. IMHO, most people in the world's richest
> countries are dangerously ignorant of what violence and death really mean.
> I certainly don't like the attempt to make the taking of a life devoid of
> violence, as with lethal injection where the criminal is "put to sleep."
> It's Orwellian.

Thats one of the reasons hangings used to take place in public, as the convict
will either twitch and jerk quite abit if the neck is snapped, or gag and
struggle if they just strangle. Upon death, their bowels release, adding further
indignity to the death of the convict. Makes you not want to die that way...

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