Friday, October 19, 2007

Death Penalty must be administered in a painless manner?

Spare us
Austin American-Statesman, Oct. 18, 2007, at __

We are not dealing with a case where an innocent man was put to death. We are dealing with a case where a guilty man was seeking to avoid the death penalty because he may feel some pain as the result of the lethal injection.

I can assure you Richard’s pain at the hands of the State of Texas paled in comparison to that of his victim.

[This piece was heavily edited by the paper. For more details on this story read the article I was responding to. Also, Mark O'Bar's letter, with whom I proudly share the column does a good job of summarizing the issue (Mark told me his letter was, likewise, heavily edited).]