Friday, 28 January 2005

The Last Executioner

The Village Voice has a personal history of the last executioner of New York state back in the day when New York still had the death penalty. Interesting how all the executioners ended up either quitting, speaking out against the penalty ("I hope that the day is not far distant when legal slaying, whether by electrocution, hanging, lethal gas, or any other method is outlawed throughout the United States", said one back in 1939), and/or committing suicide. What a grim, grim job.




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