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Old 20 January 2014, 03:08 PM
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I guess that's one of those actions that is either 'good' or 'bad' depending on whether you agree with the issue or not.. I mean if the same thing was happening but about people's rights to kill themselves while suffering from terrible pain and illness you'd see a pretty big swap in people agreeing with or decrying the action.

I actually agree with the Judge however (even though I am 100% opposed to the death penalty) that while we can try to make it as humane as possible there is nothing to suggest that criminals being executed are entitled to a 100% pain free execution, just the most humane one available (if that, depending on where you are).

I've heard stated before that there are better, cheaper and more efficient ways to kill people than injection, but that injection was most humane for the viewing people and people carrying it out (as opposed to, say, a high caliber gunshot to the back of the head).
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