The eighth amendment to the Constitution of the United States plainly makes clear that,
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Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Governor Brewer orders investigation, but says death was ‘lawful;’ lawyers said he was ‘gasping and snorting’ for over an hour
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Not only are many Americans tolerant of death chamber mishaps, but some accept an occasional miscarriage of justice. As many as a third of those polled by Gallup favor capital punishment even while believing that an innocent person has been executed. 7 more words
Death row inmate and convicted double murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood writhed on the floor, choking and snorting for an hour and half, after being administered a lethal cocktail of drugs that… 660 more words