The Death Penalty – Anachronistic State Sponsored Violence by: John F. Hays, a Seattle Private Investigator.
The death penalty is still on the books in 33 states plus Federal and U. S. Military cases. Former Whatcom County Superior Court Judge David Nichols says “In my 20 years on the bench, I came to recognize the death penalty as inherently unfair, arbitrary, costly and ineffective”.
The reasons for wrongful convictions are inherent in a flawed and inhumane legal system.
- Eyewitness Misidentification
- Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science
- False Confessions / Admissions
- Government Misconduct
- Informants or Snitches
- Bad Lawyering
How many wrongfully convicted people do we have to read about in the news before we open our eyes to the immorality of capital punishment? How many wrongfully convicted people have already been executed or are now on death row? How can a nation claiming the high and mighty principles and morality we espouse be so complacent while the State kills innocent people in our names? A moral nation? Certainly not!