posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 06:43 PM
the death penalty as it currently is applied in the united states is part of a broken system and because of that it should be abolished. without the
ability to be 100% sure that the person being executed, is indeed the perpetrator the system will invariably put innocent people to death. it has
happened and will happen again.
however since over 2/3 of Americans are pro death penalty, i don't believe that will come to pass. Davis was on death row 20 years,(convicted in 1991)
he had ample time to prove he is not the perpetrator. he has not, there is some doubt since 7 of the 9 witnesses that testified against him have since
recanted. however the supreme court even believed that he hadn't been railroaded and only required the state review the case, they USSC chose not to
rule directly on his case, read their decision.
my personal view however is, we should never execute, not without infallible and complete evidence that the person being executed is 100% guilty.
edit on 21-9-2011 by CaDreamer because: (no reason given)