|Fred Allen, a former member of the tied-down team who used to strap the|
condemned to the gurney, had a break down after 125 executions.
|Helping to kill people was too much for him. He quit his job and lost his pension.|
|He didn't care. He wanted to live his "dash".|
|This is a portrait of Jason Burkett, the other man convicted of the crime,|
He escaped the death penalty.
|The other part that got me was when he talked about being handcuffed to his son in|
the police van. He said he felt like a total failure being chained to his son like that,
side by side. I felt a lot for him.
If you have not watched this documentary film by Herzog, please do. It will make you think about life and death and capital punishment. It had an impact on me, and made me think about what I am doing with my own life.