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Capital punishment cleanup

Published: Saturday, May 31, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Method of execution has been in the news lately.

Seems strapping someone down and filling him/her with drugs doesn’t work so well. It’s not reliable and can cause a lot of pain, especially to the news media and certain bleeding hearts.

Electrocution cooks people and makes them stink. Hanging gets messy. Shooting? Bullets now cost too much, and the rifleman might be nearsighted and not hit the spot.

What works without any of the above problems?

I suggest setting up an air-tight room fully furnished with comfortable accommodations – TV, snacks, drinks, etc. After the prisoner enters the room, evacuate the air. He/she just goes to sleep and never wakes up. No pain, and virtually no mess.

The room could be like a motor home and travel around the country to be shared by all jurisdictions. We only need one. Look at the savings in money.

If you are against capital punishment, we’ll send a death-row inmate over to your house to live with you and see how long it takes for you to change your mind.

Frank M. Garner

Lake in the Hills

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