Capital punishment whether it may be a lethal injection or the electric chair is a cruel and unusual way to die. In the case of Angel Diaz they did not have a medically trained professional to administer the injection and it was horrific he had chemical burns on both arms. They used fourteen vials of lethal injection which is more than the twice the normal amount of time to die and he appeared to have suffered according to some witnesses. The medical examiner determined that Angel Diaz’s ordeal came about because the drugs that were injected did not go to the right places. Angel Diaz could not communicate that there was something wrong because of one of the drugs used in the lethal injection was a paralyzing agent. The commissioner urged that the department of corrections look into using more recently developed chemicals and to stop using the paralyzing agent in order for executions to be less problematic, but the department decided to stay with the same bad approach that will potentially cause the inmate great pain. This is horrible why they would not want to avoid the same problem from happening again.
Until we develop a perfect judicial system in which no mistakes are made we should not gamble with another person’s live. This can eliminate the chances of putting to death an innocent person. Many prisoners are exonerated at the last minute and this makes me question the investigation process. Why does it take until the last moment to prove prisoners innocence? Did the police office collect and examine all of the evidence?... [continues]
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