China has the highest number of executions in the world. The exact number is a state secret, but Amnesty International estimates the number at 1,770 per year. Other estimates are much, much higher, from 6,000 to 8,000. Most Chinese executions involve a rifleshot to the back of the head in a public forum, say a park, where a crowd can witness the death. But the Chinese government is now providing a means for a more humane form of execution through mobile lethal injections - Death Vans.
Ring In The New The Vans O'Death cost from $37,500 to $75,000, depending on vehicle's size. They are 20 to 26 feet in length and capable of speeds in excess of 65 to 80 mph for those "can't miss" appointments. They are configured thusly:
I have no idea what kind of mileage they get or if an RV version suitable for retirement parks (like those in Nevada casino resorts) is available. Did you notice the Chinese soldiers leaning to either side of the victim in order to avoid the brain splatter? Oh, the vans are simply a dream come true when you want to avoid costly dry cleaning bills!
Execution chamber: in the back, with blacked-out windows; seats beside the stretcher for a court doctor and guards; sterilizer for injection equipment; wash basin
Observation area: in the middle, with a glass window separating it from execution area; can accommodate six people; official-in-charge oversees the execution through monitors connected to the prisoner and gives instruction via walkie-talkie.
Production to date: at least 40 vehicles, made by Jinguan and two other companies in Jiangsu and Shandong provinces
But the nasty undercurrent here is that this method of execution makes it easier for the government to harvest the organs of the decedent. Indeed, it is reported that some executions are delayed until a request for organs is received.
I wonder if the ObamaCare vans will play music?
Now available in disposable syringes and suppositories.
Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.