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  •  I'm undecided, actually (0+ / 0-)

    The false-positive rate on convictions (I've heard it estimated at over 10% by someone from the LA Attorney's office) is too high to suit me, and the situation given SCOTUS-approved appeals procedure and rules of evidence changes have probably drastically increased that rate.

    The problem with the death penalty in this context is that "oops!" isn't much of a response to a corpse killed by bad legal procedures and not as a consequence of his non-existent criminal behavior.

    So ... deterrence value is good, but permanently deterring somebody who doesn't need it is really, really bad.

    Looking for intelligent energy policy alternatives? Try here.

    by alizard on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 08:47:23 PM PST

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