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Stunning Critics, Oklahoma Turns to 'Experimental' Use of Nitrogen Gas to Kill People


Stunning Critics, Oklahoma Turns to 'Experimental' Use of Nitrogen Gas to Kill People

Julia Conley, staff writer

Anti-capital punishment advocates on Thursday condemned an announcement by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter this week that the state would begin using nitrogen gas to execute death row inmates, after being unable to secure lethal injection drugs.


It’s worth remembering there’s no humane way to execute animals either.


The half measures don’t work, and pushing administrative barriers to lethal injection drugs is a joke…as in this example. If you complain about nitrogen, they’ll just move to something easier like carbon monoxide, which is odorless and you merely fall asleep and die.

If you want to oppose capital punishment, which I do, you’ll need to do the hard work of actually directly legislating it out of existence in the states using it.


Josef Mengele would be proud.


Helium is the gas of choice, as it doesn’t trigger the gasping-panic response. Best method for suicide.
With all the overdose deaths from Fentanyl which can kill with a very tiny amount (just killed Tom Petty), why the hell don’t they use that? It’s been tested daily on the street as a prodigious OD producer. The company that makes it would be thrilled!
Or they could use the stuff they use to put down dogs (pentabarbitol, I believe). That works instantly, and it would reinforce how the government really sees people - as dogs.


Why not just use a plastic bag, it’s suffocation either way, save the cost of the nitrogen. The plastic bag could be used over and over.


Hilter and his Generals experimented in various methods of murdering human beings.

Is it really surprising that this is occurring under Trumps watch?


That would seem more humane.


It is not at all surprising. It is yet another manifestation of the demons of death and darkness which were released in the last “election” madness.


Nah, he’d use some of the leaking methane from all of those failing cement jobs… efficiency first! I’m just waiting for protesting fracking, glyphosate, police murders, Wall Street or the NRA to become capital offenses, along with smoking dope, miscegenation, drinking real ale, vegetarianism, brown skin, atheism, three digit iqs or reading banned books?


The real experts used Zyklon B gas.