[thechat] Only side effect: execution

Judah McAuley judah at wiredotter.com
Tue Feb 11 18:02:01 CST 2003

In an event that will hopefully highlight the blatant stupidity of the
death penalty in the US, a federal appeals court (one step below Supreme
Court) has ruled that Arkansas can force an inmate to take
anti-psychotic medication in order to make him "sane enough" to be executed.

The judge writing the majority opinion said:
"Eligibility for execution is the only unwanted consequence of the


People and their rationalizations make me ill.


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