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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 06:11 AM

Arizona plans to use gas chamber again, sparking revulsion, disbelief

WASHINGTON – Reports that Arizona is preparing to execute death row inmates with gas similar to what was used in the Holocaust have brought responses ranging from “concerned” to “horrified,” but the most common reaction was disbelief.

“What were they thinking?” asked Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, in response to news reports that the state purchased potassium cyanide for possible use in a refurbished gas chamber this year.

“Didn’t anybody in the Arizona Department of Corrections study the Holocaust, and if so, why didn’t they object?” he asked.

The reports come as Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is urging the Arizona Supreme Court to schedule the executions of Frank Atwood and Clarence Dixon, each of whom has been in prison for more than 30 years.

Read more: https://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2021/06/10/arizona-plans-to-use-gas-chamber-again-sparking-revulsion-disbelief

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:26 AM

1. Cruelty seems to be a thing for them.

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:34 AM

2. Oh, I bet they did study the Holocaust. More as a how-to lesson, though.

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:29 AM

3. I wonder if Bayer is making it for them?

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