It is so easy to view the death penalty as nothing more than a means to an end that we sometimes overlook the fact that it shouldn't be an unpleasant experience for the person involved.
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The Supreme Court this week upheld Kentucky's use of lethal injection, rejecting the claim that it violates the Eighth Amendment's cruel and unusual punishment clause.
Shame on the Supreme Court for preferring to inhabit their cocoon of respectability on lethal injections -- justice masked by legalese -- than to face the facts.
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