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Killing people is wrong, except when killing people is right, which is the argument for capital punishment



We were just talking about this. Anyway, everybody knows what happened yesterday in Oklahoma (better yet), but remember when it happened in Florida? The Times' Chris Tisch and Curtis Krueger back in 2006:

STARKE — A death row inmate who had argued that Florida's execution procedures were cruel hung on for much longer than usual after his lethal injection Wednesday evening, once again calling into question the way the state kills condemned prisoners.

Angel Diaz winced, his body shuddered and he remained alive for 34 minutes, nearly three times as long as the last two executions.

Department of Corrections officials said they had to take the rare step of giving Diaz a second dose of drugs to kill him.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:06am]


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