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Horizon - Former Conservative MP, Michael Portillo pushes his body to the brink of death in an investigation into the science of execution. As the American Supreme Court examines whether the lethal injection is causing prisoners to die in unnecessary pain Michael sets out to find a solution which is fundamentally humane. To do so he examines the key methods of execution available today: he discovers why convicts can catch on fire in the electric chair, learns how easy it is to botch a hanging and inhales a noxious gas to experience first hand the terror of the gas chamber. Armed with some startling evidence Michael considers a completely new approach. Will it be the answer? There is only one way of finding out - to experience it himself.
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I go back and forth on this issue. I agree with the Death Penalty for extreme cases but the problem arises that many have been put to death that were later found to be innocent.
I am a strong advocate for the death penalty and honestly for some of the atrocities people commit, I think the USA is a little lax in there methods. Hammurabi's law, eye for an eye, may not always apply but I feel if you take a life, you forfeit your own.
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
Indian political and spiritual leader (1869 - 1948)