With DNA evidence, many people on death row have been proved innocent. Certainly, prejudice has been a factor in some cases in some locations. So before putting someone to death it is only right and wise to examine all evidence and the conduct of trials to assure justice, never mind the time and cost. But Why a death penalty? It is the expensive, cruel, morally dubious option. I can see nothing to recommend it. It just seems no one is omniscient enough to decide when another shall die. And that burden is upon us, who create the laws.
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