The ignoble history of the 3-drug death penalty cocktail

Ty Alper writes for Los Angeles Times, April 20, 2017

Arkansas’ version of the three-drug protocol is particularly troubling because the state does not even plan to use an anesthetic as the first drug. Instead, its protocol calls for midazolam, a sedative that cannot, at any dosage, render a person unconscious and insensate to pain and suffering.