July 23, 2011 -- Professor Stuart Banner commented on the privacy of executions, in light of a recent video of a lethal injection. His comments appear in a New York Times article.
Starting in the 1800s, said Stuart Banner, a professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles, public taste began to shift away from such executions. “Before that, the whole idea was that this would be a good deterrent,” Mr. Banner said. “People would bring their kids. It was a good moral lesson.”
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