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Dead Wrong Most people do not know what goes on during a death penalty The following is an eye witness account of an Arizona gas chamber execution given by Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens When the fumes enveloped Dons head he took a quick breath A few seconds later he looked again in my direction His face was red and contorted as if he were attempting to fight through tremendous pain His mouth was pursed shut and his jaw was clenched tight Don then took several more quick gulps of the fumes His body started convulsing violently and his skin turned a deep redthe veins in his temple and neck began to bulge until I thought they might explode After about a minute Dons face leaned partially forward but he was still very conscious He was shuddering uncontrollably and his body was racked with spasms His head continued to snap back His fists were clenched tightly After several more minutes the most violent of the convulsions subsided At this time the muscles along Dons left arm and back began twitching in a wavelike motion under his skin Spittle drooled from his mouth Don Harling took exactly ten minutes and thirty-one seconds to die Approximately three months later he was found innocentDeath Penalty Information Center Innocent men such as Don die all the time from the death penalty which is not a deterrent to crime and is against the constitution There are three very important reasons that the death penalty is wrong and should be discontinued First the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment which is outlawed in our constitution Most people argue that the death penalty is not a form of cruel and unusual punishment However this is extremely inaccurate Electric chair victims can take up to fourteen minutes to die being fully conscious as their flesh begins to burn off During lethal injection even a slight error in dosage
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