Thursday, 18 June 2015

Rule #203: Post execution autopsies

 Really? You're not sure what the cause of death was? You killed
him. On purpose. With a bolt of electricity, or poison or whatever. You don't have to call in Heratio Caine to solve that one. I'd like to be there for this conversation in the back room after the show. 2 doctors discussing the execution over coffee and sandwiches. "How did we kill this one, was it poison or electricity?" "Better cut him open and make sure".

Honestly, I'm sure there are a lot of legitimate reasons for post execution autopsies. But I don't give a fiddlers Fuck what they are.

Executions are a total waste of time and money. Death row inmates typically spend over a decade awaiting execution. Some prisoners have been on death row for well over 20 years. By the time you add up all the costs of keeping a prisoner locked up for 10 to 20 years, just to whack him, or off him or whack him off, it just don't make no sense. Here's what California estimates the death penalty costs:

•Using conservative rough projections, the Commission estimates the annual costs of the present (death penalty) system to be $137 million per year.
•The cost of the present system with reforms recommended by the Commission to ensure a fair process would be $232.7 million per year.

I don't know how we got to this point. We have some work to do.

In the new world, executions won't be necessary. Once found guilty of a crime worthy of the death penalty or a life sentence, the subject in question will be tossed in the swamp and the gators can do the autopsy.


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