Although I agree with capital punishment at this particular time, I do have a real problem with actually carrying it out, and the following article
spells out those reasons.
Wrong man was executed in Texas, proba says (Yahoo)
He was the spitting image of the killer, had the same first name and was near the scene of the crime at the fateful hour: Carlos DeLuna paid the
ultimate price and was executed in place of someone else in Texas in 1989, a report out Tuesday found.
The conviction was the result of 'eye-witness' testimony ...
He was identified by only one eyewitness who saw a Hispanic male running from the gas station. But DeLuna had just shaved and was wearing a white
dress shirt -- unlike the killer, who an eyewitness said had a mustache and was wearing a grey flannel shirt.
Should anyone be executed until there has been a thorough investigation and guilt has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt?
Liebman and five of his students at Columbia School of Law spent almost five years poring over details of a case that he says is "emblematic" of legal
Although I wouldn't want to trade our legal system, it does have it's flaws ... which is why I would be very hesitant to actually carry out an
What say you ATS? Is the possible execution of an innocent human worth having the ability to actually execute humans for heinous crimes?
on 2012/5/15 by Another10Pin because: (no reason given)