China Modernizes with Stylish Execution Vans

If you’re among the unfortunate 15,000 or so wrong-doers put to death each year in China, you’ll be pleased to know that those messy shots to the head may soon be a thing of the past, soon to be replaced by up-to-the-minute deathmobiles.

According to this article, the bullet’s out, killer vans are in:

The execution vans are converted 24-seater buses. The windowless execution chamber at the back contains a metal bed on which the prisoner is strapped down. A police officer presses a button and an automatic syringe plunges a lethal drug into the prisoner’s vein. The execution can be watched on a video monitor next to the driver’s seat and be recorded if required.

The times, they are a changin’. This is courtesy of Tim Blair.
[Edited 3/14/2003 8:07 P.M. CST]

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