Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris investigates the case of a man who became an authority on capital punishment, but was discredited when he got involved on the wrong side of a court case. Leutcher, a meek man whose appearance belies his grim expertise, develops what he says is a more effective electric chair. Before long he's in demand from officials who want his opinions on other kinds of execution. But when called to aid the case of an accused Holocaust denier, Leutcher's problems begin.
June 24, 2022. Leuchter designed cameras for the miliary in 1965. 20 years later he designed sexants to allow navigators in the airplanes to hit their targets. In 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court decided that executions were not cruel and unusual punishment but the field of executions was obsolete with old equipment and no trained technicians. Leuchter was known to the wardens as a whiz kid whose father had been a prison guard so they called him up for help to revamp the execution system. He became the top expert in the field. Now he is making a name for himself on the internet to promote his philosophy of humane executions until the world abolishes the death penalty and the use of torture as part of the state craft.
Fred Leuchter discusses problems with today's executions: incompetent executioners, failure to train, obsolete equipment and refusal on the part of the EU to provide proper anesthesia.
Fred's persecution by the Jews for revealing that there was no gas chamber at Auschwitz resulted in his personal impoverishment and also the cruel executions of inmates caused by the Jews' pressure on wardens not to use his expertise.
WAITING FOR THE NEXT MR. DEATH
I don’t want to see anybody hurt, anybody tortured