posted on May, 15 2012 @ 12:30 PM
This has been an interest of mine for a long time. I am involved in legal arena. I have tried murder cases from both sides of the aisle.
There are many people that society would be better off without. There are people who should not exist for the crimes they committed.
That being said, I am against the death penalty. Not because it takes a human life. It is because there are mistakes made in the system. Eyewitness
testimony is a prime example. For example, a person can say they saw someone kill someone else and the accused can be put to death. On the other
hand, that same person can say they saw a UFO and nobody believes them. Yet, they could testify in both types of events.
The advent of DNA testing has released at least 100 innocent people from death row based upon eyewitness testimony which was wrong, in error, or
At this time in my life, I feel that the death of one actually guilty person is used to justify those marginal cases where evidence is weak but still
results in conviction. Until that is remedied, I am against the death penalty.