Friday, May 23, 2014

New York Times Calls Out 'Secret Shame' Of Missouri Death Penalty Conundrum



The most important newspaper on planet Earth takes apart Missouri's recent death penalty hot mess.

Check it:

New York Times: The Secret Shame of the Death Penalty

Money line:

"Missouri is now tasked with finding a way to kill Mr. Bucklew that doesn’t hurt too much . . .

"Welcome to the macabre absurdity of the modern American death penalty. Of course, death by lethal injection became the standard method only because earlier methods — from hanging to the firing squad to the electric chair — were deemed too “barbaric,” not because the state was taking a human life, but because the method of execution offended the sensitivities of the public in whose name the killing is carried out.

"By now, it is clear that lethal injection is no less problematic than all the other methods, and that there is no reason to continue using it. But capital punishment does not operate in the land of reason or logic; it operates in a perpetual state of secrecy and shame."
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14 Comments:

chuck said...

The New York Times operates in perpetual shame.

The agenda driven guidon for Marist Cultural thought all over the world is nothing more than daily Facist talking points and the usual expected liberal cant for reguritation in the rest of the MSM.

The 4th estate in the person of the Main Stream Media is, has been and will continue to be a disgrace.

Anonymous said...

I am against capital punishment but their argument is ridiculous. We put our pets down with no pain. We undergo surgery where we could be killed without pain. To say that we cannot kill someone without pain is just not so.

spyke1 said...

@ 7:16
Nitrogen asphyxiation has been suggested as a painless form of capital punishment.
Seems like a good enough alternative.

mark smith said...

The Times at least stays true to form. They take great umbrage at the slightest possibility that a murderer, rapist, etc, should suffer any discomfort. Rarely if ever does the Times speak of the suffering of the victims, or the victims families who must carry their loss for decades while the appeals process drags on and on.
Fuckin hacks.

Anonymous said...

'Uck the Times and the truck they came in on.

Anonymous said...

What a pompous little bitch your are, Chuck.

Anonymous said...

OH THE SHAME!!!
Getting called out by the NY Times!!

The ONLY problem here is that the state of MO's political leadership (led by Nixon) is an effeminate PUSSY!

DAMNATION....buy a pair of balls, strap them on, and carry out this execution as mandated by the court. CASE CLOSED!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm an admirer of North Korea on this one. They recently executed some folks with a flamethrower!

Anonymous said...

The NY Times needs a lethal injection.

Anonymous said...

Let's follow Tennessee's lead and reintroduce the electric chair. Killers all across the country will be able to thank the ACLU and their lawyers.

Anonymous said...

Missouri does not show mercy.

Anonymous said...

Bloodthirsty crackers howling for vengeance.

Anonymous said...

"The most important newspaper on planet Earth"

Newspaper media has long gone downhill since 2000s especially the times.

Anonymous said...

Like I said ,:Bring back public execution " firing squad, hanging, but I forgot The Guillotine for it would be the most cost effective because you can use it over and over. Hey New York Fuck Off:
KCD