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Old April 22, 2013, 02:00 PM   #135
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TX Hunter, the only problem with your idea is that exoneration rates for murderers, last I checked, was over 10% in the long term. Look at Illinois's suspension of the death penalty; see also the Florida cases linked to the wonder dog tracking team; see also the Washington state capital cases brought up for review when the public defender assigned to them turned out to have committed major blunders while working under the impairment of severe alcoholism.

Now, if we were to follow your guidelines, that would imply that one in ten would be put to death, only for us to later find out we'd had a bit of an oops.

You may find that acceptable; I do not.
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