A particular video earned extreme hate from netizens as it showed documented and detailed procedure of a lethal injection.
The video was called “#DeathPenaltyFail: A Lethal Injection,” and it lived up to its title. Lethal injection is one of the most common methods used as the death penalty for prisoners deemed “too evil” for society. It is implemented with the belief that it is the easiest and the most humane way to kill the person as it will only stop the heart from beating. They usually inject three drugs into the bloodstream– sodium thiopental to make the prisoner unconscious, pancuronium bromide to paralyze the muscle and the respiratory system, and lastly, potassium chloride to finally stop the heart from beating.
However, this very method has accumulated the highest botched procedures in inmates as of 2014. In fact, 2014 has been hailed as the worst year in the whole history of Lethal Injection in America. Contrary to its claim of being easy and painless, many of the lethal injection executions went wrong in some way, and turned into rather gruesome deaths.