December 16, 2006
If you're in my line of work, you are prepared to receive this in your inbox a few times a week: "Why Do They Use Sterilized Needles in Lethal Injections?" I take the question seriously in Why Do Pirates Love Parrots?
In the discussion, I allude to the political pressure to eliminate lethal injections, not only because of because opposition to capital punishment in principle, but in reaction to several botched executions. Now, lethal injection has been shut down in two of the largest states.