This story about a British man that spent 18 years on death row in Ohio for a crime he didn't commit is worth taking a look at:
Briton Kenny Richey broke his silence about spending 18 years on death row for a crime he did not commit, saying: “Rage and anger seethe through my blood.”
Mr Richey, whose murder conviction was overturned last week, said he was “incredibly bitter” at being left to rot with America’s worst killers
But the 40-year-old Scot also told how his life’s dream would be fulfilled when he met his 19-year-old son, Sean, for the first time.
Because it is a perfect illustration of one of the chief arguments against the use of the death penalty -- that once carried out, it's irreversible. Fortunately, they figured it out in time in Mr. Richey's case, but think how many haven't been so lucky.
Even the most ardent, blood-thirsty, criminal-hatin' death penalty enthusiasts should be given pause by this kind of thing. You've got to ask yourself is executing a majority of guilty people worth the life of the few innocents that are deprived of their life because of a mistake?