Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cruel and unusual in Ohio

This is a little off the usual path, but still ... What has to happen before we ponder capital punishment and what it consists of? Can we keep looking ourselves in the face and be satisfied with who we are?

In Ohio they flubbed a lethal injection. In Texas, where our last president was Lord High Executioner for a long stretch aided by Alberto Gonzalez of torture fame, it's pretty clear they executed an innocent man a few years ago. Read it in the Sept. 7 New Yorker.

This should be on the way out.

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