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Georgia's only woman on death row is executed
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Executed in 1944

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That is a fourteen year old boy who was sentenced to death and executed under ludicrous claims in the US justice system. He was eventually exonerated for the crime he was alleged of committing in 2014, but that was far too late to save his life. His trial, by the way, was a total farce.

And yes, there are estimates that wrongful conviction in capital crimes goes as high as 4% of cases, with estimates that more wrongful executions were completed. Since there's little room to keep a case open after the accused has been executed this makes sense, doesn't it?

Sorry, but actually an estimated 4% wrongful conviction rate is pretty bad. Like, embarrassingly bad.

Yeah. Like, all these appeals to make sure we're like, not executing the wrong people, that have like, given innocent people a chance to survive over the last like, decade or two, they've got to like, go, you know, because like, justice and shit, like, chaaa?

I put a whole ethical analysis of this question out. Perhaps you'd like to address it someday.

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4% of death row inmates possibly innocent? That is a 96%+ success rate! Amazing. Also, those 4% haven't been executed. Wikipedia says the U.S. Death Penalty information center came up with a list of 10 executed but "possibly" innocent. Appeals are important, but endless appeals over points having nothing to do with proving innocence is absurd - as is making the death penalty prohibitively expensive to make the life in prison option more attractive ...in the name of justice ya know.

I liked this Forbes article: “The great majority of innocent defendants who are convicted of capital murder in the United States are neither exeuted nor exonerated,” the authors wrote. “They are sentenced, or resentenced to prison for life, and then forgotten.” How comforting.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/elizabethlopatto/2014/04/29/how-many-innocent-people-are-sentenced-to-death/

I put a whole ethical analysis of this question out. there is your answer.

Solution (slime): Overlord - digests her victims slowly; watch more anime.
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Hey Doug, did you notice that I pretty much stopped responding to you? This is why. Put brutally, you're a waste of my time.
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Yawn - didn't notice ...but now
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Yawn - didn't notice ...but now


You too, buddy. You too.
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The justice system is very messed up along with jail sentence years and death row. There can be no statistic to what percentage of death row inmates are innocent because we do not know. I myself do not have a valid solution to this problem but it greatly bothers me that we kill people for killing people. There is zero sense in that. Let me put it this way, if we kill people for killing people, should the executioner not be put to death as well for killing people? Should the person who killed the executioner not also be put to death. Of course we are progressing in time and we have machines that could kill them for us and its no longer anyone's burden but it just seems so wrong. Some people sit in death row for years and when they are old and have spent their whole life in prison right before they are killed they are offered a meal of their choosing? What kind of twisted idea is that? Here is a meal of your choosing for sitting in jail your whole life. The most messed up thing is that most people in death row have no possibility of getting out even if they are innocent.

Killing is not humane and I do not agree with it. It does pain me when someone kills others, but there are other options. Closely supervise them send them to prison for a bit (although most inmates that come out of prison have 1. little opportunity, 2. learned more tricks in prison, 3. prison is messed up on too many levels. Also having people rot in prison is not much better. There are many productive things they could be doing.

I am very weak at arguing but I thought I'd share my opinion anyways. Thank you for reading this.
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