Skip to comments.Alabama Has a Horrible New Way of Killing People on Death Row
Posted on 09/18/2023 9:12:00 AM PDT by aculeus
After botching a series of executions by lethal injection, the State of Alabama is planning to use nitrogen gas to put condemned prisoners to death. The first execution will amount to a human experiment, because neither Alabama nor any other state has ever tried to kill people this way.
Late last month, prison guards distributed the state’s new execution protocol to prisoners in solitary confinement on Alabama’s death row. One hundred and sixty men and five women await execution in Alabama. They would be secured to a gurney, their nose and mouth would be covered by a mask, and nitrogen would be pumped into their lungs until they suffocate.
Alabama is seeking to conduct the first such experiment on Kenneth Eugene Smith, who already survived a botched execution. Last November, Mr. Smith spent hours strapped to a lethal-injection gurney as the execution team needled around in several locations to insert two intravenous lines without success, before calling off the execution
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Draw and quarter them.
Not quite sure how a lethal injection can be bungled. Any time I’ve had major surgery I could have been gone and never known it.
For the first time since the beginning of COVID, I can finally consider myself pro-mask.
No prisoner has ever survived a firing squad.
...” because neither Alabama nor any other state has ever tried to kill people this way.”
...let’s 1st discuss what “way” the killer killed people.
Firing squad is more dramatic, but this will do.
Killers should be put to death in the same manner as their victims.
Did they die? Then it wasn't "botched".
Why does the NYT not sympathize with the families of victims who are missing a family member each ?
The notion of “humane” executions is bizarre.
Do it cheap and do it quick—firing squads.
carbon dioxide, nitrogen, helium, nitrous oxide, who cares ?
the end result is the same.
Maybe water boarding till death they depart might work.
send them to Chicongo for the weekend.
So why is it “horrible”?
I think giving the convict a gun and locking him in his cell with some fairytail reading drag queens until he/she commits suicide would work nicely.
Ludicrous anti-death penalty article. Many people have died by asphyxiation from breathing nitrogen. Admittedly, those deaths were accidental, and not deliberate, but the data is available.
We have more than enough heroin and/or fentanyl in evidence lockups to off every one of them easily.
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