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Death Row & Exoneration {Part 1}

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Death Row & Exoneration

 

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These three very scary words--DEATH-ROW EXONERATION-- are enough to make you upchuck. 

 

Consider what it must be like if you have been convicted for a crime you did not commit and are now being sentenced to death.

 

This Op-Ed is concerned with the relationship between the growing number of exonerations and the death penalty.

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In 1972 the US Supreme Court in a vote of 5 to 4 invalidated all death-penalty laws in the country, saying they were being arbitrarily applied.  Justice Potter Stewart concurred, saying: the Constitution could not "permit this unique penalty to be so wantonly and freakishly imposed."

 

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