10 April 2015

#tokfriday: Ethics, the #deathpenalty, and Firing Squads


The State of Utah recently signed a bill bringing back the possibility of death by firing squad as a form of capital punishment. This decision comes on the heels of numerous "botched" executions involving new lethal injection drugs, most notably in Oklahoma, Ohio, and Arizona. State are trying new formulas (and possibly new old ways, like firing squads) because pharmaceutical companies are refusing to associate their drugs with capital punishment. 

The KQ

Other TOK Links

Perception, Emotion, Memory, Faith, Human Sciences, Natural Sciences, Religious Knowledge

The Short Article

Utah Brings Back Firing Squad Executions; Witnesses Recall The Last One
Why Utah is bringing back the firing squad for executions

The botched executions behind the Supreme Court case on lethal injection

Botched Lethal Injection Executions Reignite Death Penalty Debate


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