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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Sunday, November 3, 2013

"Bring Back the Guillotine"

From Slate. In part:

Bringing back the guillotine may sound crazy, but it’s certainly better than the current alternative. It’s better for prisoners because quickly severing the head is believed to be one of the quickest, least painful ways to die. And it’s better for organ recipients because the bodies of guillotined prisoners could be more quickly harvested for viable parts, unlike organs that may become unusable after lethal injection due to hypoxemia.

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I would say the better alternative is for the state to quit killing people.

Posted by: Brian Drake | Nov 3, 2013 4:04:46 PM

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