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Bring back the firing squad? Lethal injection in crisis.

Lethal injection’s difficulties are creating an unlikely alliance between abolitionists and death penalty advocates who believe that capital punishment’s primary purpose – retribution against the worst of the worst – has been forgotten in the attempt to shield society from violence being done in its name.

Andrew Purcell

I am a British freelance journalist based in New York and (sometimes) Rio de Janeiro. My principal clients are the Sunday Herald , the Guardian, BBC World Service radio, and the Age. For a complete list of contents, click here. Twitter: @andrewpurcellny

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