Monday, January 21, 2008
Death penalty 60% of Executions Happen in One State. Guess which one
Last month on the Bishops and Deputies listserv I had a discussion with a person from Texas about Innocence. He stated that in Texas in almost every case it wasn't whether the defendant had committed the crime but what was the appropriate punishment. Innocence people have been killed under the death penalty. Even if you believe the death penalty is an appropriate exercise of state power, it should not be done until we are sure the system works. I, by the way, I don't think the state should be killing people.