Moratorium on executions is necessary for justice
USA TODAY is to be commended for its fine editorial calling for a moratorium on executions. It has become clearer than ever that a moratorium is a necessity (''Case against death penalty grows with new exonerations, '' Our View, Capital punishment debate, Friday).
However, the accompanying Opposing View supporting the death penalty suggests Illinois is the only state that has failed to follow the rules in capital sentencing (
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errors of judgment and procedure within the criminal justice system, wouldn't we be speaking of getting rid of parole and probation, those criminal justice policies so rife with errors?
There is no proof of an innocent person executed in the United States since 1900. It is just the kind of statements made by USA TODAY and many others that are feeding the moratorium effort. Possibly, it is time to make educated discourse part of this discussion.