Mosque Mess: U.S. Government Sues Minn. Town Over Mosque Rejection

jonhendry8/30/2014 7:18:48 pm PDT

re: #7 CuriousLurker

“said he was okay with the guillotine for executions?”

To be fair, Kozinski was making the point that if we’re going to execute people, we should fully face up to what we’re doing rather than hiding behind clinical “clean” methods like lethal injection.

Especially if we’re so desperate to use lethal injection that we’re using untested drugs and combinations of drugs, turning the execution into grotesque medical experimentation.

Kozinski said: “If we as a society want to carry out executions, we should be willing to face the fact that the state is committing a horrendous brutality on our behalf”

Chances are, if we used the guillotine, either public revulsion would end up ending the death penalty, or else we’d have to accept that as a nation we’re brutal enough to use the guillotine.

I get the impression that although Kozinski supports the death penalty, he wouldn’t be all that upset if it went away.