Lethal Injection seems a very expensive way to get a simple result: The quick
and painless end of a human life, judicially imposed and approved due to this
person's past illegal aggravatedly egregious actions. I would say the same
for electric chairs, gas chambers, and other such contraptions -- even gallows.
The negatives are not only the expense, but also the malfunctions. All of these
devices have had malfunctions, and even when functioning "perfectly,"
death is not as immediate as "flipping a switch."Firing
squads would seem to be the simplest and least expensive -- and, assuming
reasonable attention to close-range marksmanship, the most effective in bringing
the desired result.However, there's a simpler, cheaper, and
consistently more effective method than all of those. (Much as I hate to say
it, the Soviets/Russians had [have?] the right idea here.) A single bullet to
the back-base of the skull, thus severing the brain stem. By severing the
"brain stem" a.k.a. "the Reptilian Brain" that controls
autonomic functions, you have an "instant rag doll." Lights on/lights
off -- that simple. In an effort to be "humane" and
"moral," we have complicated a simple thing.