Cameron Todd Willingham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was convicted for murdering his own children via arson.
Except the fire was accidental. ****ty way to die. Have your kids taken from you in a tragic accident, and then spend the rest of your life with the public believing you were the one who did it.
One of you will end up here next!
the arguments of innocents being executed is primarily a statistical argument.... hell, one of the preeminent studies on unjust convictions/wrongful executions was entirely based in statistical estimations.
It is likely innocents have been executed?... absolutely... especially before technological advances ( chances are pretty damned high some bad **** went down back in the days of hanging judges and the like)
in any event, I see utility in the death penalty on a few different levels.
when ya really look at it...there's really no difference between LWOP and the death penalty.... there's no moral high ground between the two.... one is just a sentence to die from a lethal cocktail, the other a sentence to die of other causes (natural causes, homicide, suicide, whatever works)
But perhaps I've misjudged you, so in addition to Deuce's link, here's another:
Executed But Possibly Innocent | Death Penalty Information CenterTroy Davis Georgia Convicted 1991 Executed 2011
After a hearing on September 19, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency to Troy Davis, despite presentation of testimony casting doubt on his guilt. Brian Kammer, one of Davis's attorneys, said, "I am utterly shocked and disappointed at the failure of our justice system at all levels to correct a miscarriage of justice." Davis's claims of innocence have received international attention, and calls for clemency have been made by Pope Benedict XVI, former President Jimmy Carter, former FBI Director William Sessions, former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Norman Fletcher and others. Doubts about Davis's guilt were raised when some prosecution witnesses changed their stories after giving testimony against Davis, including accusations pointing to another suspect as the murderer of a police officer in Savannah. The Board heard testimony from a juror in Davis's original trial who now says she has too much doubt about his guilt and would change her verdict. They also heard from a witness who originally testified against Davis, but has since recanted her testimony, and from Davis's family. The Board had held two previous clemency hearings for Davis, but the makeup of the Board had changed since he was denied clemency in 2008, and new testimony had been given at a federal court hearing in 2010. UPDATE: Davis was executed late on the night of Sept. 21, 2011. The U.S. Supreme Court delayed the execution to consider final appeals, but then denied as stay.
2.) yes i know thats why i mention I never said or even suggested the mentally retarded stuff made up and claimed in your posts . . . hence strawman . . thank you for pointing that out, let us know when your posts will stop making the, thanks
2.) actually you will CHOOSE to do that lol and thats fine by me, i have no problem with you "thinking" something so stupid that has zero logical support to it and that you cant back up so i accept your concession lol
it still remains the claim that abolishing "fixes" things is false and not a fact. . . do you have ANYTHING factual that changes that reality . . anything? lol
Youve stated time and again that being wrongly convicted is not fixable. No it isn't insofar as you cannot give a person back the lost years and opportunity. Okay. Can we now stop fixating on that word and discuss the point that being released after 20 years is less bad than being executed and your family getting a posthumous "I'm sorry". Your contention that since life in prison for an innocent also sucks that we shouldn't worry about killing them strikes me a pure idiocy.
And while we're at it how about answering the question I've posed to you twice now: At what level of error does it become acceptable to you to sacrifice innocent people to keep the death penalty.
Quo usque tandem abutere, Trump, patientia nostra?