Kraven posted:Recratican posted:Kraven posted:Why not have an Anesthesiologist do the deed in death roll cases.It could take the guess work out of it.
I'm going to take a wild guess it's due to physicians and nurses taking an oath not to hurt anyone. Just a guess, mind you.(Are those physicians and nurses that murder children everyday take thatoath not to hurt anyone. I think so, just a guess, mind you)
Seriously, a physician, no matter how he felt about capital punishment, would be in danger of losing his medical license if his name was revealed.(Seriously, a person could be trained as an Anesthesiologist for thatreason working for the state without taking the oath, I knowit's complicated.)
Currently in Alabama, paramedics start the IV and wardens start the drip.
Hmmm, let's see what's wrong with that logic...
1. The State executes how many a year? I'd say four is a lot. So you want to keep an anesthesiologist on the payroll who might not even lift a finger in a year's time. Just how much would that payroll be? Looking online, about 250,000.00 per year.
2. Then you'd have the attorneys who would say it was cruel to use an "unlicensed anesthesiologist" to perform the task.
Oh, and tell us more about all those child murders that physicians and nurses do. Looks like they would have made at least one newspaper in the state, but guess not according to you.