Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A sick attempt at capital punishment


A death row prisoner was driven to trying to insert lethal injection needles into his own arms after executioners spent more than two hours failing to find suitable veins.

Romell Broom was seen sobbing as executioners at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in the United States repeatedly botched attempts to attach the IV tubes that deliver three lethal chemicals into the blood stream.

If they just kept him alive, in jail, the United States would be no less safe. I'm all for law and order and punishing criminals. But we don't need to kill to protect society.