nydailynews.com – BY Terence Cullen – A controversial federal judge thinks firing squads and guillotines should come back in style as the debate over executions in Arkansas rages on. Ninth Circuit Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski, in an interview with CBS News’ “60 Minutes” set to air Sunday, said conducting lethal injections is a sham that masks that fact that people are getting killed.
“The use of lethal injection is the way of lying to ourselves, to make it look like executions are peaceful, benign … like going to sleep,” said Kozinski, who isn’t involved in the Arkansas proceedings. “And they’re not. They’re brutal things.”
So then what? Kozinski said the act should match the punishment.