Happy Monday everyone! Take a look at a fantastic collection of letters to the editor of the New York Times on the problems inherent in this country’s death penalty regime. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/15/opinion/the-problems-with-the-death-penalty.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region®ion=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region
The Problems With the Death Penalty
Readers discuss an Op-Ed essay calling capital punishment a “failed government program.”
5 days ago →
“As I lie awake at night, mulling over the maddening details of this case, I wonder: How many more Henry McCollums are still imprisoned, waiting for help that will never come?”
I just freed an innocent man from death row. And I’m still furious.
Even 30 years of appeals aren’t always enough to dig up the truth.
2 weeks ago →
“How many more remain on death row today? Can the American people be assured that none will be killed by the state? For this reason alone, the death penalty must end.”
The Innocent on Death Row
The exoneration of two North Carolina men provides a textbook example of so much that is broken in the American justice system.
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