Saturday, May 31, 2003

Regarding "Wanted by Utah: firing-squad volunteers", IHT, May 30, 2003: In today's America, execution by firing-squad seems to be the perfect method for carrying out death sentences. Not only does it combine two apparently very characteristic traits of modern American society: the thirst for revenge and the love of guns. It also offers - although death penalty supporter Shery Allen uses this as an argument against the use of firing squads - a great spectacle, much more than the more 'civilized', sterile lethal injection.

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