Despite a series of executions that have stretched out over an hour or even more, many Americans continue to approve of capital punishment. Many Internet commenters love longer executions. Which means doing them intentionally can’t be far away.
The state of Oklahoma shocked the nation with the latest in a string of botched executions. Using an experimental cocktail of drugs to carry out the killing, state workers missed the victim’s vein, leading to a massive heart attack after 43 minutes of agonizing pain.
I got this idea after a few people tried to reach me by email. People think it’s 100% reliable, but nothing could be further from the truth. This got me thinking of the old trope of the prisoner about to be executed awaiting clemency from the governor.