On The DNA Test For Executed Man

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/12/AR2006011201235_pf.html


     
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    Yet again bringing the number of innocent men executed to nil.
     
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    I would not so confidently presume that. It is undoubtedly a tragic fact that we have executed innocent people, and may continue to do so. Hell, look at the Cory Maye case. How many people slipped through the cracks before bloggers and the Innocence Project came along to expose the flaws in the system?

    Not asking for an end to the death penalty or even a moritorium.... just a tightening up of standards, as well as vast, credible improvements in DNA testing use and availability, independent fact checking of prosecutor's actions, claims and their witnesses.
     
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    So far, no criminal executed in the U.S. has ever been posthumously exhonerated. There have been some excused from death row due to uncovered evidence, but that's one of the many reasons it takes so long to execute somebody.

    The problem I have with sentencing in some cases is that the victim's family and friends testify at the trial. Should the sentence really be changed because the person killed was well liked?
     
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    You know the pro-crime crowd was itching for him to come up clean. But as I read the press accounts, it looked like he was guilty 3 ways to Sunday. What bothers me about the whole death penalty debate is that most anti-death penalty people are just the same America-hating jerks don't want to see the good guys ever win. I obviously don't want to see innocent people executed and I can even hear out a principled opposition to the death penalty, it's that most opponents are such greaseballs. For instance, you never see them show any concern for the family or other (usually) living relatives of the victims. For them, it's always the killer who's the cute little creature in need of cuddling. Or, as is often the case, the hero in need of worshipping.

    And don't get me started on Mumia Abu-Jamal.
     
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    can someone post a list of innocent men or women, innocent as proven by the same system that found them guilty, that were put to death by the US legal system?
     
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    Do folks really let you get away with crap like that around here?
     
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    you are here

    man that was a terrible post i need to edit it

    ok.

    thank god you showed up someone has to put a stop to this
     
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