Saturday, November 15, 2008

Linking the work of the Innocence Project and the Death Penalty

One of the things that hasn't happened as much or as quickly as it should is that the Death Penalty should be abolished because the Innocence Project cases show the failures of the system. Testimony in Maryland tried to make this link. Read it all. From a story in the Washington Post found here

Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck testified before the panel in
September, telling members that states with capital punishment risk executing
the innocent because the root causes of wrongful convictions have not been
remedied. DNA exoneree Kirk Bloodsworth also testified, telling the panel that he is “living proof that Maryland gets it wrong.”

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