Two men spent over 30 years in prison for a Rape and Murder they did not commit. Overzealous police, a blood thirsty prosecutor and a community willing to overlook obvious flaws in a case agasint two black men lead to disaster. Even equipped defense attorneys may not prevent such injustices. This is just one of the reason we cannot continue to support the death penalty in this country. Prosecutors, Judges and Politicians run on “get tough” campaigns and point to our need to kill in order to claim we are safe.
This horrific story should be taken into consideration by anyone who wonders if our system of justce should include death as a possible punishment. To read more click here.