Bring back Ole’ Sparky

Nothing warms my heart more than the humane treatment of murderers and rapists.

Oklahoma is preparing to argue in court next week that a drug used to euthanize animals can also be used to execute death row inmates amid a nationwide shortage of an anesthetic used in executions.

It is one of a number of states scrambling to find the drugs needed to perform capital punishment due to a shortage of thiopental sodium, the only anesthetic that states have so far used in lethal injections, according to lawyers.

States tend to adopt the death-row methods used by other states, so the Oklahoma court decision could have an impact elsewhere in the U.S.

Sigh.

2 thoughts on “Bring back Ole’ Sparky”

  1. If hanging is good enough for Saddam … then it is good enough for the scum on death row in this country.

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