Spare us the needle
This week’s column in the Waukesha Freeman revisits the death penalty, specifically Florida’s moratorium on death via lethal injection.
It was like something out of a Hitchcock nightmare. He was strapped to a gurney and unable to speak to tell anyone something was terribly wrong. The pain he was not supposed to be feeling was very real. And a room full of people watched it happen.
Too many believe that the needle is a quick and clean way of ridding society of its worst murderers. But there is no clean way for the state to kill, and we should stop pretending that there is.