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Reaction to Article on Lethal Injection

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 Mar 2009 at 00:08 GMT

Author: Katherine Silta
Position: Physician Asst.
Institution: CVOSM
Submitted Date: April 24, 2007
Published Date: April 30, 2007
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Frankly, I am not all that concerned about the fact that methods of capital punishment might not be "humane". People sentenced to death are not sentenced because they stole a pack of gum form the local convenience store. I doubt that these perpetrators of heinous crimes gave much thought to the fact that they might not have acted "humanely" with regard to their victims. I would not lose a nanosecond of sleep over this issue.

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