This, quite simply, is idiotic (the headline, not the actual story)...
Utah May Bring Back the Most Inhumane Capital Punishment Ever
The United States has more than 3,000 people on death row and a federal government that's increasingly uncomfortable with the unreliability of lethal injection as a method of capital punishment.The FIRING SQUAD is the "most inhumane capital punishment ever"? Really? I would wager a whole bunch of crucified Christians would disagree. Or the folks impaled in Eastern Europe. Or, if you want more recent, how about the gay men thrown off buildings in Syria?
Utah's solution? Bring back the firing squad.
The problem is, with such a wide-open title, and no clarification like "modern" or "American", he makes a mockery of the article with the title. There have been plenty of worse methods of execution: drawing and quartering, the iron maiden, stoning; the list of gruesome ways that man has used to kill his fellow man - even in an official capacity - is long, and quite frankly drilling five .30-caliber projectiles through someone doesn't even crack the top 20.
Now, if you want to argue that it's the most inhumane punishment used in the US, that's a (slightly) different story. There's been a fair amount of concern over the lethal injection cocktail; the electric chair is pretty damned gruesome; and while hanging is pretty effective if done right - it's not always done right.
It's also a road you don't want to go down, bunky. You know what's one of the most effective methods? Guillotine. Separating the head from the body is 100% effective and damn near instantaneous. It also happens to be rather messy, unphotogenic, and brings with it the baggage of decapitation.
We often confuse "bloodless" with "painless" or "humane" and it often ain't so...
That is all.