Wonderfully written article by Jack D’Aurora.
“We have tried to insulate ourselves from the brutality of executions while satisfying our appetite for killing offenders, and so we have endeavored to make executions more civilized. The method of killing has evolved from hanging to firing squads to the electric chair to the gas chamber and now lethal injection. As Alex Kozinski, a former federal court appellate judge, puts it, ‘If we as a society want to carry out executions, we should be willing to face the fact that the state is committing a horrendous brutality on our behalf.’”
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