New rule could allow gas and firing squads for US executions

//New rule could allow gas and firing squads for US executions

New rule could allow gas and firing squads for US executions

The Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection and clearing the way to use other methods like firing squads and poison gas.The amended rule, published Friday in the Federal Register, allows the US government to conduct executions by lethal injection or use “any other manner prescribed by the law of the state in which the sentence was imposed”. A number of states allow other methods of…

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