The Death Penalty Provides No Second Chances 

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Speaking of perversions of justice, John Thompson tells the story of his time on death row and subsequent exoneration. America’s presumption of innocence is based around William Blackstone’s idea that it is “better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer”. When that fails, someone must be held accountable. In Thompson’s case, that isn’t happening.

Interested in helping? Give to The Innocence Project, which has exonerated 268 people wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit, saving many from execution. Whether you support the death penalty or oppose it, everyone should agree that the execution of innocent individuals is absolutely unacceptable.


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