posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 09:41 AM
Originally posted by Mailman
If your a convicted murderer or some other similarly hanus criminal...sitting in jail. Maybe it would set a good example to start putting these
people down? Thoughts?
Hmmm... I think you have the right idea but there is one problem and it's a real real BIG one. I was just on a thread
recently for this so the numbers are fresh in my mind... 18 men have been cleared off Death Row by DNA evidence. 18 men. Those are 18 instances that,
without DNA checking? We would have executed innocent men.
Now, we're in a system that is based on the premise where it's better that 10 guilty men go free than 1 innocent man should be deprived of life or
liberty. 18....of them..almost died for it.
I'd say we have some major major reforming to do in evidence standards and perhaps the basic guidelines which qualify the Death Sentence to be used at
all. After all THAT is done and we KNOW we have guilty killers on Death Row? Then by all means...I'd even help. Let's "Clear the Row" and make space
for new arrivals.
*Here are some names and cases. 141 have been released off Death Row on the basis of factual innocence...not just a reduction of charges...since the
DP was reinstated in 1973. 18 were by DNA for absolute proof.
The Innocence List
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