posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 12:31 AM
Of all the reason against capital punishment, this one is the most compelling.
If you put aside the emotion and the need for revenge, you will see that capital punishment is permanent.
If a person is later found to be innocent, it cannot be reversed. In this case who is responsible for the murder of the person convicted? At least
with a life sentence, the person can be released and the truly guilty are still kept away from society.
I have read of several cases where DNA has found people innocent of crimes that were committed before DNA was a accepted science in the justice
I always worry a bit when I hear about prosecutors that have close to 100% conviction rate, to me this means that some innocent people were put away,
not everybody that comes to trail is guilty. The founding fathers set the system up the way they did to try and avoid this.
With all the information we hear about our corrupt justice system (I speak about the USA), do you really think we should trust a person's life to the
system in the condition it is in at this time.