||[Aug. 17th, 2007|10:22 am]
Death penalty chart
Please note the nations colored red. These are the nations that the US agrees with by allowing capital punishment. Note that the majority of nations that allow it are nations we consider enemies, aka the 'Axis of Evil' nations, while the majority of our allies do not allow it at all, including all but one European nation.
Bush is preparing to sign into law an order that will speed up executions and limit appeals for those who believe they are innocent, including limiting the time they have to get results from DNA evidence. This will cause the deaths of many innocent people.
So, people who support capital punishment I would ask that they please inform me how many innocent deaths are acceptable due to mistakes in the system? What percent of criminals actually have to be guilty of the crime they are accused of to make capital punishment acceptable? Like it or not, innocent people are regularly killed via capital punishment.
To me: one innocent death = unacceptable. Not to mention the fact that, since a person can't be legally considered innocent after execution, some other guilty party has gotten away with murder.