"Hamm is one of three inmates who survived a state execution, but there are
20 other cases in which the execution team struggled to find a suitable vein to
administer the drugs, causing death penalty opponents to charge that the inmates
were subjected to torture."I'm sure very few of us have
been survivors of "a state execution," but many of us have been
hospitalized and also have direct experience of hospital technicians
"struggling to find a suitable vein to administer drugs." When this
happens, there is some degree of pain, to be sure. But -- speaking only for
myself -- that degree of pain can hardly be said to amount to anything even
remotely comparable to "torture."
A firing squad or a mechanical system both of which kill by using bullets after
the convict is put to sleep with common drugs is the most simple way to do carry
out this sentence. Fear and pain from needle injections are not
cruel and unusual punishment.
I'm of two minds on this. The first is "the eye for an eye" death.
Kill them using the same method they used on their victim(s). The second is to
bring back "Old Sparky." I am just sick to death of the
bleeding hearts saying to save the lives of murderers. I am also sick to death
of gangs, the gang mentality and the gang way of life.But gang
related, or not, unjustified homicide needs to be dealt with, swiftly and
How many people who oppose the death penalty also support a woman's
"right" to stop the heart that is beating in her womb? Also,
a person duly convicted of a heinous murder and sentenced to death gets to know
the day and hour of their death. They get to meet with family members and say
their goodbyes. They get a last meal. They have a chance to get right with God.
Their victims were afforded none of these considerations. The possibility that
the convicted felon might experience some momentary discomfort or anxiety does
not rate very high on my concern meter.
I’m a native Nebraskan who lives in Utah for several years. The guys on
death row here need to have the sentence carried out. There were 4 murders here
in the town I live in and they deserve the death penalty. They killed 5 people
at the bank in lest than 40 seconds. They didn’t rob the bank, they just
went in to murder them. The unicameral did away with capital punishment but it
was brought up to the voters and the death penalty was restored. I hope the 4
killers at US Bank are put to death. But with all the legal wrangling,
I’ll probably be dead before they ever get executed.
All that is necessary to execute a human adult with Fentanyl, is an IV dose of
10mg. of Fentanyl. It is not necessary to start with Valium or add potassium.
After the dose leaves the syringe and enters the bloodstream, the murderer will
expire in 3 minutes or less.
The main reason for the excuse that executions are more expensive than life in
prison is because of the appeals process that lawyers exploit, drag out for
decades and make a lifelong income representing a death row inmate. The death
penalty is only reserved for the worst of criminals that commit murder so I
don’t know why anyone would shed tears over it. The more efficient and
economical the methods when it comes to executing convicted murderers better.If someone wants to get upset at the rights of prisoners look no further
than Chinese inmates where they forcibly harvest their organs and end up in
traveling side shows like Body Worlds.
Probably more humane than they his victim died
Better question...did the convicted who have earned the death penalty consider
any pain they caused to those they are being put to death?
J. Smith"Apparently it was the choice of death by Michael Jackson and
Prince.........."Propofol was the choice of Michael Jackson, not
Fentanyl. Two totally different drugs.
My opinion on this topic has changed over the decades, but I think it is time to
stop the entire process and just keep them in prison for life. Life in prison is
significantly less costly than the legal process currently associated with an
execution. The slim possibility that an innocent individual could be wrongly
executed is the ultimate argument against. If they receive a life sentence, we
never hear about them again. With an execution, their names keep circulating
back through the news for decades as they file and are denied yet another appeal
(what were his last words, what was his last meal...). Just let them fade away
in the least costly manner available.
Like on many subjects, the Liberal Left tries to subtly shift the basis of the
argument. There is really no requirement that an execution be "humane",
as in "painless" and "completely without suffering". The only
standard is that it not be "cruel and unusual", such as by throwing them
into a viper pit or dragging them behind a herd of horses. There is really no
way to kill someone without "inflicting some harm". That is why we
reserve the death penalty for the most heinous crimes. If the execution is on
the same order of suffering as a firing squad, hanging, or beheading by
guillotine, then it is simply neither "cruel" nor "unusual".
I don't see any problem with fentanyl use. My personal preference is
firing squad.But if they want it to be painless, hook up an oxygen
mask and pipe in carbon monoxide . As they breath the CO, the person falls
asleep as the CO replaces oxygen in the system and Wa La, a painless death.
Society's priorities are amazingly messed up that we're even
discussing this.Call me crazy but putting the words
'humane' and 'execution' together is horrifically wrong.
Purposely ending a life is nothing more than horrific, even if the law says
it's permissible as a crime's sentence. I'm not professing here
that I'm against the death penalty but rather that it's hypocritical
to allow the death penalty while worrying about how humane a death it is.
I see nothing wrong with the gallows or firing squad. if done properly, these
are quick and humane. There is the occasional botch job, but that is because
somebody is not paying proper attention. Even the Russian method of a bullet in
the back of the head is very quick and humane, and hard to botch. once you
destroy the hypothalmus, or brain stem, you have an instant "rag-doll"
no pain or suffering.
The most effective execution method is the firing squad. Results are immediate.
Trying to be 'humane' is gobbledegook and hokem. Killing the
convicted murderer effectively and without prolonged pain should be the
Bring back the firing squad and be done with it.
Are we attempting to create controversy where there is none? Lethal injections
are much less gross/painful/arduous than most other methods. Just because some
abuse fentanyl has nothing to do with executing people with it.
Apparently it was the choice of death by Michael Jackson and Prince..........