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  •  Morphine Overdose (5+ / 0-)
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    Paragryne, dov12348, Meteor Blades, BYw, triv33

    I oppose the death penalty, because the state cannot guarantee that it won't kill people not guilty as charged.

    But in the meantime, why don't execution states kill those sentenced to death by a morphine overdose injection? Or some of the even more powerful opiates like fentanyl. That stuff is pretty cheap, in constant supply, and is extremely effective. If they don't die from the initial administration, just put another lethal dose in right away. Or give 10x the lethal dose every time to be sure.

    The use of these unreliable chemicals with all their problems makes it look like just a corrupt supply chain that needs death penalty victims to consume their products, rather than an instrument of justice.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Wed May 07, 2014 at 12:55:00 PM PDT

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