Friday, December 16, 2011

Lethal Injection

I have a question that's been bugging me for a while:

Why is it that in order to execute someone we need to give them a lethal injection? I understand that's the way the law is written to insure a humane execution (not even gonna talk about those who say it's anything but humane), but why does it have to be done that way at all?

Simply poke the same type of IV you would have used for the lethal drug cocktail (which is apparently expensive, hmm), but instead of injecting the drugs, just run the IV tube into a drain or some biohazard collection thing for safety and let them bleed out. As far as I know, opening your veins has been used as a method of dying for millenia. It's essentially painless and nearly free. All you gotta pay for is a needle and a nurse.

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