How many innocent men have been put to death by our so-called "Justice System?"

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According to a new report out of Columbia Law School – execution-happy Texas put an innocent man to death back in 1989. The report concludes that Carlos DeLuna was innocent – andt wrongfully executed for the murder of Wanda Lopez in 1983. The police investigation was – according to the report – filled with “numerous missteps, missed clues and missed opportunities that let authorities prosecute Carlos DeLuna for the crime of murder, despite evidence not only that he did not commit the crime but that another individual, Carlos Hernandez, did.”

With the controversial execution of Troy Davis still fresh in our mind - one has to wonder just how many more innocent inmates suffered the same fate as Carlos DeLuna – and how many innocent men are currently serving on death row. The death penalty must be abolished today – before we as a society commit another irreversible and tragic error.

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Thom Hartmann A...
Dec. 29, 2009 9:59 am


Quote Thom Hartmann Administrator:

The death penalty must be abolished today – before we as a society commit another irreversible and tragic error.

Agreed. The death penalty should be abolished. However "we" have not commited errors. The government did. We are not the government.

TheFirstLeftist's picture
Mar. 23, 2012 1:33 pm

No state wants to examine that.

May. 8, 2012 11:06 am

Conservatives are typically for the death penalty, but they also think the government is incompetent. How can you hold both of these positions? If you think the government is incompetent then you should be against the death penalty because the power to kill is the greatest power we can give the government.

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Jun. 4, 2010 11:12 am

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