The latest botched execution elicited a modest proposal from Circuit Court Judge Alex Kozinski for using other methods: firing squad or guillotine as an admission that the penalty is in fact society’s brutal response to a violent crime.
I have another proposal which I explained in this post a long time ago. Maybe it is time to reconsider televising executions. My pitch was to combine the Kardashians with American Idol — the public votes for the an eye for an eye method or other more deserving manner of death. The victim’s family can be the executioners (for closure). Alex Trebek as emcee? Working title: “Final-Final Jeopardy!”