The Case Against The Death Penalty

From Harvard Law School Site

The death penalty is the last vestige of barbaric, unjust, racist and cruel America. We have trouble bringing some of the worst criminals back from other countries because we will kill them and the countries refuse to extradite. We have murdered people who would have been exonerated if today’s forensics technology could have been applied.

But, for some twisted and incomprehensible reasons, and in far too many cases, obsessive prosecutors and law enforcement officials fight to prevent the best forensic and legal technology from being used to start new trials or to give life sentences to defendants who face execution.

By executing the innocent or not proved guilty, we have become a bloodthirsty nation. In executing the innocent, we all become murderers no matter how we try to deny our responsibility.

Todd Willingham, from the Facebook Todd Willingham group