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tflon
01-22-2005, 10:08 PM
On January 19th of this year Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger allowed the
first death sentence to be served in three years, and the first under
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. That is almost copied straight from a
news site (because honestly if I hadnít, thereís no way Iíd have been
able to spell Arnieís name!)

Anyway, I recently caught an ad for a movie on Court TV called The
Exonerated. Itís based on true stories of several people who spent
years on death row for crimes they didnít commit. The original version
was a play which inspired my interest in the subject of the death
penalty. I specifically remember one guy who spent something like 20
years on death row before finally being cleared.

Now before someone jumps all over me: Iím not saying that the guy who
was just executed in California was innocent. But does anyone think
itís acceptable that even one innocent person could be executed? I
think itís about time this country joins the rest of the civilized
world and adopts a more humane approach. For those of you still on the
fence on this issue, Iíd check out this movie, because if itís anything
like the play the personal stories will astound you. I think it airs on
January 27 (but check courttv.com just in case Iím wrong). And if you
have thoughts on this issue, Iíd like to hear them.

SteveG1
01-22-2005, 10:17 PM
Now before someone jumps all over me: Iím not saying that the guy who was just executed in California was innocent. But does anyone think
itís acceptable that even one innocent person could be executed?

Short answer from me - NO. Hell No. It's one of my biggest complaints against the death penalty. It's final and irreversable, it can't be undone. If you imprison someone and learn he was innocent, you can turn him loose and at least try to make reparations. If you kill him, that's it. No going back, no shouting "do over".

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