This is not a thread about whether you are for or against the death penalty.
It is why the eff do the states that do this not use an overdose of heroin? It works pronto with no pain. We are so "just say no" to buzz word narcotics we have to torture people with excrutiating non-Schedule 1 drugs? Again, WTF.
Not only that, but the states lie to the drug distributors to obtain the drugs used for execution. The drug manufacturers increasingly have requirements in their purchase agreements with wholesalers that their drugs will not be used for execution. The distributors in turn have the same limitations in their supply agreements.
A particular state's DOC lied claiming the drugs were for use in their infirmary when in fact they were always intended for use in executions. The particular distributor I work for returned the money to the DOC and demanded a return of the drugs, even taking them to court. In the meantime, even though the money was returned, the DOC used the drugs anyway. Needless to say, the drugs were not immediately effective and death was slow and painful.
Shameful and no one has been disciplined for this.
In civilian confrontations with cops, only one person has been professionally trained. Whether dealing with criminals, folks with tempers, or the mentally ill, shouldn't the trained officer be held to a higher standard of "I feared for my life?" If not, what's the point of them having to complete a training to walk around with a firearm?