Friday, 20 November 2015

Rule #48: Lethal injection drugs

Apparently, there’s a shortage of the drug used to kill criminals via lethal injection. It seems the pharmaceutical companies that produced the drug have some moral issues with creating it or they have legal concerns. Probably legal concerns, unless the pharms grew a conscience all of a sudden. Anyway, I’m thinking; "you’ve already decided to kill a person, who gives a rat’s ass how you do it." If you don’t have access to the usual poison, use Lysol or hydraulic fluid. A butt load of heroin will probably do the trick. I hear bullets or knives will shut you down pretty quick, also.
In a Florida execution, which used the new drug midazolam as part of a three-drug mix, the inmate, William Happ, appeared to remain conscious longer and made more body movements after losing consciousness than those executed with the old formula. What a travesty! I wonder how long 21-year-old Angie Crowley suffered while poor ol’ William abducted, raped and murdered her before throwing her body in the Crystal river. Do you think he had her best interests in mind?
If there’s going to be a problem acquiring the preferred cocktail of choice, I can think of a few options; Use a drug that keeps him writhing in pain for hours or lock him in a room with nothing but a gun with one bullet and a continually looping video of Bono discussing his take on world poverty - I'd be swallowing the barrel of that gun before the opening credits rolled. I could go on, but how about this; if the state can’t decide, let the families of the victims decide their fate. That could be interesting.
Horrific crimes aside, no matter what the reason is, if you have decided to kill someone, putting a lot of thought into how you're going to do it seems as redundant as post execution autopsies.

In the new world, we will be free of murder and rape, but if an execution is required, it will be done swiftly without fanfare.

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