Originally Posted by Prison Bitch
I'll grant that you fall into the category of liberals who are ok with the death penalty. At least in certain cases. Now, I ask you to grand me that the clear majority of anti-DP liberals oppose it because they are morally against it. They don't like it, they think it's barbaric, they think it's just wrong. NOT because of the "certainty issue".
Because I've never seen a liberal - not one - say "Well I'd be ok with the death penalty so long as we know he's guilty. Or he admits it." Never once have I heard that.
Liberals I know seem to be more against the death penalty because of its inconsistent application. Prof. Baldus' famous research showed that more minorities were being sentenced to death than whites for the same crimes; or, murdering whites led to death sentences whereas murdering minorities often led to life sentences.