There may be some who are offended a bit by John Oliver’s discourse in this video (it’s HBO, after all), but his discussion of the current lethal injection method of execution in this country is so important that hopefully, those folk will still watch through to the very end.

He’s right on point about this: injecting humans with these drugs in order to kill them is not the peaceful send-off that much of the general public assumes it to be.  Particularly important in view of the active execution schedule right now in this country (for details, check out the Upcoming Execution Schedule maintained by the Death Penalty Information Center).

Click on the image to watch on YouTube: