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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: AlexandrosTheGreat
Long story short he accidentally killed a guy.
Should he be killed too? If a jury decides, he wasn't acting in self defence?
It's not like there is some forensic proof for, or against it. It's entirely the opinion of people that decides if a man lives or dies. Personally I feel that life and death should be decided on more than just an opinion of a bunch of strangers who weren't there.
And in the case of these two in the OP I would also suggest we keep in mind the one shooting, has a thousands of hours long lifetime story to tell about what brought him there.
originally posted by: Jg513
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: alldaylong
How about those who murder and rape, get out, and do it again? Which happens more often?
The answer to your question is we need to hold the justice system accountable, they need to be interested in finding the guilty, not a guilty verdict. Death penalty for people who sentence intentionally sentence innocent people to death.
Actually happens a lot more than you'd think. Also just pointing this out because I see alot of other people commenting on DNA, but DNA is not this fail safe undeniable proof that tv shows make it out to be. Its actually quite possible for DNA evidence to be completely wrong and the reason that an innocent person goes to jail, or worse sentenced to death...i've read about a case where a man was convicted because the forensics "matched his hair" at the crime scene. Long story short eventually his lawers were able to re examine the evidence years later only to find out it was actually dog hair. Not even human. Stuff like this happens all the time in our justice system. Other forms of dna evidence also have their flaws and i've seen multiple accounts of it resulting in bad convictions. It is a thing they are looking at though, one of the first things I remember covering in my CJ classes, they pointed out that dna evidence may become close to lie detectors in the future the more they learn about its reliability.
I agree with your second half though and your 100% right. When's the last time you guys seen a prosecutor get held accountable for shady crap? Innocent people get hurt because they care more about conviction rates than actual justice.
originally posted by: roadgravel
originally posted by: surfer_soul
a reply to: Bloodworth
Like I said previously I can think of worse punishments than death, try reading the whole thread or do you prefer colouring books?
Cruel or unusual punishments are unconstitutional. Won't be happening.
originally posted by: vonclod
originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: lowballer
Prosecutors and cops many times rush wrong person to judgment.
Good thing they are not judges and jurors , huh ?
Jurors..lmao, like they are some kind of gold standard.