Are you for or against the death penalty?
I have a really hard time saying that I am for the death penalty. The chance of a wrongful conviction makes me feel like I can't stand by it in practice.
I understand society feels this is a legitimate punishment but I have a hard time believing we have the right to kill someone who is not an immediate threat. If the person is able to be contained for life with no possibility of parole then that to me is okay.
How do you feel about the death penalty?
But DNA testing isn't foolproof. There were the five gentleman exonerated after being wrongly imprisoned just this week. I don't think any of them were on death row but they did lose a portion of their lives due to being wrongfully accused.
On the flip side, it should be easier to prove a case with the new forensic testing available now. It has vastly improved since the 1990's.
I am with you on the chance of someone being innocent...I think that if there is no confession or DNA proof then the death penalty should not even be considered.