Friday, June 6, 2008

The system is broken

Death Penalty proponents keep saying show me a person who was innocence who was killed. Well here is another one. DNA tests and a confession by the person who committed the crime show clearly that Johnny Frank Garrett didn't commit the murder he was convicted and executed for.

Some key quotes form the article:

"a death-penalty obsessed district attorney and his lap-dog medical examiner, ladder-climbing cops, bloodthirsty media, enraged and fearful jurors, incompetent defense attorneys, politicized judges, witch-hunting religious zealots and an iron-fisted governor with national ambitions melded together as perfect ingredients for a plate of government sponsored murder.”

“The judges aren’t going to change the law. What we have to do is get more people to examine the way they feel about the death penalty, and make them realize we don’t always get it right. There aren’t enough safety nets to protect the innocent. So we have to get them to change their mind about the death penalty.”

Still think the death penalty is a good idea?

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