Wow, being fat can save your life. Score one for the fat acceptance crowd.
Originally Posted by Patrick Donnelly
Firing squads don't care how fat you are... Just makes you easier to hit.
Has the US done away with firing squads entirely? I really have no idea what the approved methods are anymore.
Not entirely, Patrick. Oklahoma and Idaho still offer this fine service. Utah can grandfather it in.
The Ohio inmate should be subjected to hard physical labor. He could do something worthwhile while shedding excess pounds.
Several years ago, there was a really interesting death penalty appeal story. One death row inmate was spared the needle because he was mentally retarded (constitutionally, it is cruel and unusual to execute a mentally retarded person). However, throughout the appeals process--working with attorneys, discussing law and strategy, reading, researching, and writing--the inmate because "smarter." So the state moved to administer another IQ test to see if he was intelligent enough to execute.
Moral of the story: learning is not always good for you.