Asked by Anonymous
With exoneration, the system did exactly what it was supposed to do. Because of the checks on the procedure, innocent people are exonerated instead of killed. That’s a success, not a problem.
Furthermore, Cameron Willingham was not proven innocent. It is suggested he might could have been acquitted. Suggest does not equal prove; acquitted does not equal innocent. Doubts have been raised concerning DeLuna’s guilt. Doubts are not proof. Troy Davis’ conviction was upheld. He was not proven innocent.
And finally, I am not suggesting the death penalty is absolutely infallible. Wake up, nothing in the legal system is infallible. Innocent people also end up going to prison sometimes. It sucks, but what is society supposed to do? Should we also stop putting people in prison because a few people get a bad deal? If we do, lots of innocent people will die or become victims. What about the criminals that are sent to prison and eventually get out to harm more people? What do you tell the victims?