Originally Posted by planetdoc
That would be a gross miscariage of justice for the innocents who have been wrongfully convicted. Those individuals should be given every oppurtunity to prove their innocence regardless of time and expense. I am sure you would feel the same way if you were convicted of a crime that you were innocent of.
-There have been 311 post-conviction DNA exonerations in United States history.
-Eighteen people had been sentenced to death before DNA proved their innocence and led to their release.
-The average sentence served by DNA exonerees has been 13.6 years.
The government can always print more money. The dollar is a fiat currency afterall. They cant, however, bring back an innocent person from the dead that they have killed. There may have been some innocent people wronfully executed.
The burden of proof in a criminal case is high, "beyond the shadow of doubt"...for the very reason not to wrongfully convict innocent people. Those people should be given every oppurtunity to remove doubts (even post conviction) regarding their guilt or innocence. That would truly be justice.
I find it more of a Gross Miscarriage of Justice to take care of a worthless POS Like Castro or Manson for an extended period of time. Will there be mistakes of course but that is I price I am willing to accept.
You want to ask how I would feel if I were wrongly convicted, well lets put the shoe on the other foot if it were my daughter that Castro abducted I would be miserable with him locked up. I would be hoping like hell that another prisoner would waste his ass in the most brutal fashion.