Do you think innocent people have been executed in the U.S.?

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"Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer,"
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All I am certain truly innocent people have been executed, I mean look at the number of people serving decades behind bars, and now that technology has advanced DNA evidence has exonerated them. Their lives are still relevant, gone, spent behind bars in that hell for something they never did. And you know that some people on death row have been executed wrongly, although that is MUCH less, and because of all the lawyering and appeals processes in place. It takes many many years to actually execute someone.

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They sure have!

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Define innocent......in the eyes of the Catholic religion.

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PDX Dave wrote:
All I am certain truly innocent people have been executed, I mean look at the number of people serving decades behind bars, and now that technology has advanced DNA evidence has exonerated them. Their lives are still relevant, gone, spent behind bars in that hell for something they never did. And you know that some people on death row have been executed wrongly, although that is MUCH less, and because of all the lawyering and appeals processes in place. It takes many many years to actually execute someone.
I am sure it has, also.

Where I work, a man who claimed his innocence, Alan Northrup...actually was innocent. yes, they all claim to be innocent, which to me makes it even more horrifying for him....like who would ever believe him?

http://www.innocenceproject.org/Content/Alan_...

He lost the most important years of his life, and from some of the documents I have seen, he was convicted without evidence. When he asked that the DA in Clark County test the DNA that they had on file, they refused. He spent many years fighting this refusal.

The DNA proved it was not him or his friend. It was NOT them.

Have innocent people been executed? I think probably so.

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Yes, probably so. I think that since we now have the technology, that every person facing a possible death sentence should have to be proven to be the perpetrator through DNA.

Having said that, I don't want to see a time when ALL sentences hinge on DNA and only DNA evidence. If we did that, our system would fail and currently it's about the best one going, warts and all.

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My father was against the death penalty.
He would say that if even one person could be put to death, and not be guilty, that was reason enough to not have the death penalty.

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Yes, probably so. I think that since we now have the technology, that every person facing a possible death sentence should have to be proven to be the perpetrator through DNA.
Having said that, I don't want to see a time when ALL sentences hinge on DNA and only DNA evidence. If we did that, our system would fail and currently it's about the best one going, warts and all.
sentencing is strange...I struggle with the 'fairness' aspect in my mind frequently, as some people get hammered and some seem to get a slap on the wrist..it's hard to reconcile. But, I guess I don't know how to fix it, sigh
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(In the U.S., as of September 2011, 273 people including 17 death row inmates, have been exonerated by use of DNA tests.)

https://www.aclu.org/capital-punishment/dna-t...

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as long as they are black, who cares

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as long as they are black, who cares
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Define innocent......in the eyes of the Catholic religion.
The Catholic religion doesn't allow for innocence.

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My father was against the death penalty.
He would say that if even one person could be put to death, and not be guilty, that was reason enough to not have the death penalty.
Your father was a wise man.

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as long as they are black, who cares
For the sake of your soul, I hope that was a tasteless joke.
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Fisherman 808 wrote:
My father was against the death penalty.
He would say that if even one person could be put to death, and not be guilty, that was reason enough to not have the death penalty.
I believe in the death penalty. There are cases that there is absolutely no doubt ... say for instance that man that shot up the "Batman" show or those boys responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings. Burn them,... and save the tax dollars the money it takes to buy them bologna sandwiches or anything more they receive that some out here don't even get.

That man given 1000 years ... now if only they all would just do that. I know ... sad way to think, but not when we consider the innocent and most especially the innocent being locked up while others are free. I don't know if OJ was innocent ... but I like where he is now.

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