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Arizona becomes Auschwitz

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Akela713666
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Auschwitz is a terrible place. I visited a museum in Poland, where there used to be a suicide camp - a terrible place, incredibly heavy energy and aura. I cried for days. When you watch a movie or read or hear a story, everything seems not so terrible, and when you get to these historical places, you begin to feel horror. When you realize how many people have died, it is impossible to hold back tears. It's like hearing screams from the past...

mjuran
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The morality of the death penalty aside, echoes of a genocial horror aside, usind cyanide gas to execute people is not really any different from burning them alive on a pyre, stoning them to death, or any one of many other medieval torture-execution methods.   I thought the whole idea was for modern execution methods to be increasingly humane.  Executions get put on hold, as they did in AZ for seven years, when an execution is "boched", in order to ensure inmates aren't subjected to undue pain and suffering.  I don't see how this method avoids pain and suffering?  If Arizona's prisons are looking for a cheap and easy way to execute inmates, there's no shortage of options they could find at the local Wal Mart.  If they're looking for a cheap and easy and humane way, they have no business looking twice at Zyklon B.  That makes no sense.  Not that I doubt the story at all, I hasten to add.  Unfortunately I'm all too sure that is, somehow, what someone decided to do...

mjuran
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I can't understand why anyone would consider using Zyklon B for gas chamber executions.  I believe the gas chamber was one of the execution methods used for a time before lethal injection started to be used, maybe back in the 1960s-70s.  But there are many lethal gas methods, including several that are painless and instantaneous.  To use the notorious insecticide Zyklon B used by the Nazis to exterminate millions of people in the holocaust--and to be cear, this is very far from a "painless" method, in fact it's excruciatinglly painful and can take upwards of 15 minutes to have full effect--seems like a whole other shade of crazy/outrageous/batshit.

Selosa
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Yes and US is always giving human rights lessons to other countries and continuously judging them. 

freebird1
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This is incomprehensable on so many levels. I genuinely despair about how this world is regressing into something out of a horror story. In what realms of obscenity are those responsible for such motives actually in? To even consider, much less implement such atrocious actions will, as already proven, stir up some unimaginable emotions for many people. Carmen, I am so sorry you have to go through this, it is truly shocking.

Carmen163
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Arizona becomes Auschwitz

This article is making me sick. A big part of my (mothers) family has been murdered in Auschwitz/Birkenau and to think that the same method will be used in 2021, is mind baffling. What sick mind thinks about this possibility to murder people? I am lost for words. 

https://www.newsweek.com/auschwitz-gas-zyklon-b-arizona-death-row-inmate...