Thursday, January 26, 2006

life, liberty, and the pursuit of suffering...

California's attorney general, Bill Lockyer, said today that there's no evidence inmates suffer when being put to death by lethal injection.

Think about this: a Florida inmate who won a stay of execution yesterday from the Supreme Court was strapped down to a guerny with an I.V. in his arm, for two hours, while he waited for the ruling. Consider, too, that most death row inmates wait more than 20 years from the time they're sentenced until they're executed. If you don't call being told you're going to be put down, and waiting around for decades until it happens suffering, what is?