The Electric Chair Is Back

Tenessee Makes A Radical About Turn to Capital Punishment – The Chairs Back

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The Electric Chair is back in Tennessee, but there are mixed oppinions on this radical move. Cnn Reports that;

As controversies over lethal injection drugs surge, Tennessee has found a way around the issue: It is bringing back the electric chair.

Eight states authorize electrocution as a method of execution but only at the inmate’s discretion.

Now Tennessee is the first state to make use of the electric chair mandatory when lethal injection drugs are unavailable.

 Credits: Tennessee to use electric chair when lethal drugs unavailable – CNN

This will surely bring up the arguments of lethal injections, electric chair use or even the fact of rights to rake life. America’s capital punishment system has been the focus of arguments for many years and one has to wonder what the Lobbyists for and against will make of this reversal in law. Tennessee is now the first state to make use of the chair as a mandatory form of capital punishement.

 

 

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed the measure into law Thursday.

“This is unusual and might be both cruel and unusual punishment,” said Richard Dieter, president of the Death Penalty Information Center.

 Credits: Tennessee to use electric chair when lethal drugs unavailable – CNN

Deepdown News and Views would like to know what your feelings are on this radical change in the law. Is this a move that should be welcomed or is there more at stake?