Saturday, May 17, 2014

Firing Squads in Utah???

Rep. Paul Ray, a Utah Republican legislator plans on introducing execution by firing squad after the botched Oklahoma attempt at lethal injection.

His reason is that it would be more humane, which shows some historical ignorance: in particular of the Holocaust.  The gas chambers were introduced as a more humane method of execution since the firing squad executions caused the soldiers to suffer pangs of conscience.

Of course, this method of execution didn't really have much of a deterrent effect as this resistance member demonstrates.

All in all, it sounds like a really bad idea and is getting a lot of play--mostly negative.

Although, I am sure there are enough blood thirsty people in the US willing to volunteer for this duty.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure GC is getting packed to move to Utah immediately.