From the daily archives: Friday, October 28, 2016

Well, this is horrifying:

Ohio’s new lethal injection system is akin to burning inmates at the stake or burying them alive, say federal defense lawyers rushing to stop the state’s first execution in three years.

Ohio’s three-drug method, announced Oct. 3, is worse than a similar procedure used years ago, and multiple problems remain with the way the state prepares and carries out executions, federal public defenders said in a Wednesday court filing. (

Apparently Ohio has developed a new, not better way of killing people. This seems relevant, as recent polls have shown that for the first […]

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