Texas executed wrong man, report claims

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    May 15, 2012 6:46 AM GMT
    Texas executed wrong man, report claims



    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Texas-executed-wrong-man-report-claims-3557962.php
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    May 15, 2012 6:49 AM GMT
    This is why I'm at odds with the death penalty. Not for, and not against...just wishing there was a more accurate way of proving guilt of death-worthy crimes.
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    May 15, 2012 6:53 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidThis is why I'm at odds with the death penalty. Not for, and not against...just wishing there was a more accurate way of proving guilt of death-worthy crimes.


    Yep, here we agree. I'm sure you've heard of the innocence project

    http://www.innocenceproject.org/

    I'm pro life 'both ways' and until we have a way to be a bunch more certain, I'm 70-30 to ban capital punishment
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    May 15, 2012 6:55 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    paulflexes saidThis is why I'm at odds with the death penalty. Not for, and not against...just wishing there was a more accurate way of proving guilt of death-worthy crimes.


    Yep, here we agree. I'm sure you've heard of the innocence project

    http://www.innocenceproject.org/

    I'm pro life 'both ways' and until we have a way to be a bunch more certain, I'm 70-30 to ban capital punishment
    I'm 100% for capital punishment. But the legal definition of "beyond a shadow of a doubt" needs a bit of work.
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    May 15, 2012 6:59 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    freedomisntfree said
    paulflexes saidThis is why I'm at odds with the death penalty. Not for, and not against...just wishing there was a more accurate way of proving guilt of death-worthy crimes.


    Yep, here we agree. I'm sure you've heard of the innocence project

    http://www.innocenceproject.org/

    I'm pro life 'both ways' and until we have a way to be a bunch more certain, I'm 70-30 to ban capital punishment
    I'm 100% for capital punishment. But the legal definition of "beyond a shadow of a doubt" needs a bit of work.


    No question, and much of the problem, if not the majority, lies at the feet of prosecutors trying to make a resume for themselves.
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    May 15, 2012 7:07 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    paulflexes said
    freedomisntfree said
    paulflexes saidThis is why I'm at odds with the death penalty. Not for, and not against...just wishing there was a more accurate way of proving guilt of death-worthy crimes.


    Yep, here we agree. I'm sure you've heard of the innocence project

    http://www.innocenceproject.org/

    I'm pro life 'both ways' and until we have a way to be a bunch more certain, I'm 70-30 to ban capital punishment
    I'm 100% for capital punishment. But the legal definition of "beyond a shadow of a doubt" needs a bit of work.


    No question, and much of the problem, if not the majority, lies at the feet of prosecutors trying to make a resume for themselves.
    That's only a small portion of the problem. The biggest problem lies with the budget required to realize the technology that already exists to determine a person's guilt. Much of sci-fi stuff is technologically sound, but financially unavailable.

    Don't forget that flip-phones were technologically sound before Star Trek. It just took a while to fund the prototypes and make them commercially available. Now they're old news. icon_wink.gif
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    May 15, 2012 7:12 AM GMT
    The alleged perp of course knows whether he/she ‘did it’ or not. Not much makes me sicker than the state taking the life of an innocent man. Terrible enough to falsely imprison for 20 or 30 years, but to kill em! I certainly don’t have the answer, but this is one of my big ticket issues.
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    May 15, 2012 12:26 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidThe alleged perp of course knows whether he/she ‘did it’ or not. Not much makes me sicker than the state taking the life of an innocent man. Terrible enough to falsely imprison for 20 or 30 years, but to kill em! I certainly don’t have the answer, but this is one of my big ticket issues.
    Save that whine for your fucking GOP Governors that refuse to listen..icon_evil.gif