Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The death penalty: 4 % is innocent

When the FBI was confronted with the fact that over decades their 'specialists' on forensics had messed with samples of found hairs on crime scenes and probably a few dozen innocent people have been found guilty and have been excecuted as 'proven' murderers, a spokesman lifted his shoulders and mumbled: 'Sorry.' That was is. No one has been held accountable and no one has been punished for this grave error. Well, not yet, anyway.

Rick Perry has no problems with the fact that 4 percent of all the people on deathrow turn out to be innocent. But then they are already excecuted. He did however take it to court when he found out that four people who voted in het state commited fraud when voting. That percentage is close to zero.

With the death penalty still in action, America is in the same list as Iraq, Iran, Saoudi Arabia and China. Who would want to be on that list? And how come crime rates in the USA are not significantrly lower than in - for example - Finland? That's an easy one: it's because having the death penalty does not help bring down the crime rates!

'Yeah, but death penalty brings down murder rates!'
Well, no, it does not.

Just look at the figures: there are even less murders in states that don't have the death penalty!


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