October 13, 2005 at 8:10 am in LA
According to this post by Gloria Mattioni, California may host several executions next year. This kind of thing makes me sick because there are many shades to the “truth” and they get twisted into the most contorted shapes in a trial. She writes,
“So here we are again, ready to show once more the evolutionary face of civilized America. We put people to death, as in the most primitive and barbarian societies Worse, we do that despite evidence uncovered several times that there have been mistakes in sentencing people. Mistakes with the “penalty” of innocents losing their life.
The execution in itself is the most pornographic show I happened to witness. Relatives of the victim and tv cameras are admitted behind a glass to watch the inmate arriving in chains, being strapped to a hospital bed and killed in a surgical and aseptic way. The “cruelty free” method of choice is the three-way lethal injections, like an animal in a cage. Horrific is the only adjective that comes to my mind.
Roman gladiators combats were not as porn as this “civilized” show.”
She goes on to share the letter from the state and how you can share your views on this to the state.