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Stop botched executions

Donray
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Stop botched executions

Postby Donray » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:38 am

What about using the guillotine for executions? I think it would be 100% successful in killing the person on the first try.



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Re: Stop botched executions

Postby John Q. Public » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:54 am

I still say they should use massive heroin overdoses. It's supposedly a fairly peaceful death, it's damned cheap as far as lethal drugs go and it's no more illegal than the drugs they currently use.
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Re: Stop botched executions

Postby MDDad » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:19 am

If we can peacefully and painlessly euthanize hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats every year, why do we so often botch it on humans?

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Re: Stop botched executions

Postby Wabash » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:21 am

KCL. The patient falls asleep and passes.
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Re: Stop botched executions

Postby ShiftyMutt » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:29 am

John Q. Public wrote:I still say they should use massive heroin overdoses. It's supposedly a fairly peaceful death,


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Re: Stop botched executions

Postby not4u13 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:18 pm

First I will say I'm not in favor of capital punishment. As much as I want to strangle some of these sick and twisted criminals on death row, I'm not convinced that our justice system is foolproof enough to guarantee we would only execute the guilty.

Maybe I watch too many crime shows.

I also remember discussions that the guillotine was not as humane as one might think. Given the forms of execution practiced to that point in history, it was far better, but it wasn't perfect. Some argued that the head was severed so quickly that the body didn't die right away. I mean, we don't even have a complete agreement on what it means to be declared dead. Is it when the brain stops functioning? Probably, but how long might the brain function after it is severed from the body?

http://www.historywiz.com/guillotine.htm

I'm sure there is a better, more accurate, accounting of the guillotine than this site, but it was short and aligned with what I had learned previously, so I thought I'd share. Maybe someone with more history background would care to ellaborate.
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Re: Stop botched executions

Postby ShiftyMutt » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:58 pm

:shock:

I think we should keep with 21 century practices, if at all.
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Re: Stop botched executions

Postby Omar Bongo » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:03 pm

Take me out Soylent Green style - 1:45~

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