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Letahl injection too unreliable? Bring back firing squads.

To the editor: This may "politically incorrect," but I couldn't care less if a convicted murderer suffers during an execution. If anything, we have so sanitized executions that we've forgotten that punishment is supposed to be, well, unpleasant. ("Executions should not be run by trial and error," Editorial, July 24)

If, however, we must embrace "humane" execution methods, let's not forget the tried and true firing squad. Death by firing squad is the original execution standard. It's efficient, instantaneous—and works every time.

Thomas R. Atkins, Sherman Oaks

Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times
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