Originally Posted by cosmo20002
I get what you're saying, but that is basically the philosophy of history's brutal dictators. The principle of innocent until proven guilty is pretty much the opposite of what you are advocating.
Not really the same as the brutal dictators. If they were tried and convicted in a court of law with the required 6 or 12 jurors. The brutal dictator would have just wasted them without the trial.
Mistakes are going to happen we're all human we're not perfect. There will be people locked up for life that may be wrongly convicted whether you execute them or not. Does that mean we should stop locking people up? Of course not.