The first drug is a tranquilizer, intended to induce unconsciousness in the condemned.
The second drug induces paralysis, rendering the condemned unable to move or breathe.
The final substance, the killing blow, is potassium chloride; a salt. The saline solution disrupts the conductive flow in the heart muscles, essentially electrically frying the heart muscle and inducing cardiac arrest, killing the condemned.
Although this method is no doubt very effective, it causes undue and excruciating pain in the condemned if the warden misses the vein and the tranquilizer fails to take hold. Supporters of the current method do not seem to realize that prisons can undertake a much easier, much less risky, and much less expensive process by simply overdosing the condemned on the first drug. No pain is felt, and the excessive dose ends the life of the condemned without suffering.
Criminal 2: I got the new Lethal Injection sentence and it was fucking terrible! I use to be able to wipe my ass on a little of nothing and now it takes a whole goddamn news paper!
2. Another way of saying "You just got owned" or "Pwned!"
B. ooooohhh mahnnn..LETHAL INJECTION!
A patethic attempt by the american government to "dress up" execution to make it seem like something good and humane. They think that if they make a bit of a ceremony out of killing people its okay to do it. Really just a big power trip for governers to make them feel they are great. Also greatly pushed by conservative bastards whose main worry is its cost-effectiveness that it wont take too much money away from corporate welfare.
Supposedly provides "peace of mind" to the family of the condemned's victims. If the governor happens to be a good man and clears death row the families go crying on the Oprah show about how hurt they were that they spared his life.
Anyone who is even the slightest bit dissapointed that ANYONE was spared of their life is the spawn of satan, and the fuckheads who can stare at a camera and hold their wives hand and say with a cold voice "We have decided that the best solution for this man is lethal injection" are cold evil bastards.
If the condemned doesnt fall asleep when they inject him he lays there awake with the power of his muscles gently slipping away making him unable to breathe and slowly suffocate. How about we give tho...