Friday, February 16, 2007

The Needle and the Damage Done

Really good article on lethal injection in the NYTimes Magazine that I'm just getting around to reading today. Strangely, it was Robert Blecker, a law professor from NY Law school who found I most compelling:

“...the twitching, the moaning, we can’t even tolerate that.” Executions, to be ethical, must be transparent, Blecker maintains: “My view it that executions should be public, that we should take responsibility for what we do. If we can’t face it, we should abolish it.”

Interestingly, this is the same way I feel about killing lobsters at Shanukah.