« Weekend report: I didn't even tri | Main | Why I have never... »

Tuesday, 08 May 2018


I've always wondered why they don't use heroin. It certainly can't be considered cruel, considering how often users try to get close to the edge, plus it might persuade more people to keep away from the stuff.

In the bigger picture, though, there is too much by-catch to trust the trial courts to get it right every time.

Bigger picture, yes: almost certainly too much by-catch. Can't trust the courts, and can't trust that juries have been given anything resembling a true picture, given the vast imbalance of resources between the prosecution (especially in a capital case) and the defense (especially when the defendant is the sort of person likely to get brought up on a capital charge).
Then throw in the attitude that, in the case of an exceptionally heinous crime, it's more important to execute somebody than to make sure you have the right perpetrator... yeah, not much trust there.

A stake through the heart is a good start. But you really need to cut the head off, expose the body to a full day's sunlight, and bury head and body on opposite sides of a moving body of water, face down.

The old ways are sometimes still the best ways...

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

My Photo


  • The Secretary disavows any knowledge of my actions.
  • The Gnomes of Zurich are not responsible for any content on this site.

Blogroll: 2012!

Blog powered by Typepad