3/17/18, A Firing Squad

 

(on National Public Radio)

 

 

On NPR as I drive to WHOLE Foods on Saturday

morning an expert on executions WEIGHS

 

in on Oklahoma turning to nitrogen gas

for executions after failing

 

to obtain lethal injection drugs. The HOST

asks the expert what is the most humane

 

method of execution and the answer is

the firing squad. OklaHOMA botched

 

a 2014 execution with the drug midaZOLAM

and the inmate, Clayton LOCKett, called out

 

“Oh, man” after he was declared unconscious and, in

fact, died later of a heart ATTACK. OKLAhoma

 

state attorney Mike HUNTER explained the choice of

nitrogen gas thus: “We can no longer sit on the

 

SIDELINES and wait to find drugs. . .” The expert

this morning may have explained

 

why the firing squad is the most humane, but

I was APPROACHING more traffic and became

 

disTRACTED and when I came to

 

the subject on NPR had changed to something

 

FORGETTABLE.

 

 

John Levy


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One Response to 3/17/18, A Firing Squad

  1. Donald Cole says:

    I love an artist,in this case a poet, who has the guts to confront the any of the
    world’s ills in his or her work.

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