freedomisntfree saidI'm 100% for capital punishment. But the legal definition of "beyond a shadow of a doubt" needs a bit of work.
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
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
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.