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  •  Dear God. With each revelation of police and (4+ / 0-)
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    Justus, Avila, marykk, a2nite

    prosecutorial misconduct, we're uncovering more and more cases of people being locked away - and almost certainly executed - who were innocent. For decades and decades.

    There should be a review of all life sentences and death penalty sentences.  No, strike that.  Based on what we know now - from Illinois, Texas, Arizona and other states - the death penalty should be abolished.  

    The justice system is simply incapable of the certainty needed to carry out a death sentence.

    A national blue ribbon panel should review all these sentences for evidence of prosecutorial or police misconduct subverting justice.  Yes, it would be a massive undertaking, but meting out justice is the goal, not accidentally stumbling up justice every few years.

    Fund the review program from prison budget cuts possible after decriminalizing/ legalizing marijuana and releasing all small amount prisoners.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 09:53:15 PM PDT

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