I don’t have a philosophical objection to the death penalty per se. However, there are way too many people being exonerated by The Innocence Project to make me become comfortable with its continued use in it’s present form. The death penalty is certainly called for in some instances of particularly heinous crimes. Like the “gentleman” in Texas who drowned a grandmother and granddaughter in the toilet back in the eighties. But a free society cannot afford to execute a single “innocent” individual for a crime he did not commit. There have been far too many instances of prosecutor overreach, and downright malfeasance to always trust juries to reach the correct decision. They were being shown a bogus case in many instances. Doesn’t really matter whether the execution is through the needle, hanging, firing squad, or the electric chair; we gotta make sure we have the right perpetrator in our clutches before we proceed. I’m just sayin’.
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