Opinion The Myth of Humane Killing

Recent events involving a controversial drug, cruel mistakes and arbitrary, last-minute decisions have exposed the United States' system of capital punishment for exactly what it is: a human rights violation unworthy of a democracy.
A protest against capital punishment in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington DC: The taking of human life is always an act of violence.

A protest against capital punishment in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington DC: The taking of human life is always an act of violence.

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