Death by Entrepreneur I'm all for finding a market and exploiting it... hey, it's the American way. But I think maybe David Lucas of Suffolk, England, may have crossed some sort of line. According to this BBC story, he's been making gallows for African dictatorships for a decade or so. They range from the bargain basement one-at-a-time model for around 20 grand, to the ultra-deluxe "Multi-Hanging Execution Systems" which are towed around by truck. That'll set you back about 190K. Predictably, Amnesty International is all up in arms about it. They're probably right, but still, build a better mousetrap...
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I'm all for finding a market and exploiting it... hey, it's the American way. But I think maybe David Lucas of Suffolk, England, may have crossed some sort of line. According to this BBC story, he's been making gallows for African dictatorships for a decade or so. They range from the bargain basement one-at-a-time model for around 20 grand, to the ultra-deluxe "Multi-Hanging Execution Systems" which are towed around by truck. That'll set you back about $190,000.

Predictably, Amnesty International is all up in arms about it. They're probably right, but still, build a better mousetrap...

(via Boing Boing)