5.23.2012

101 Death-Row Inmates Were Innocent

National Registry Of Exonerations: More Than 2,000 People Freed After Wrongful Convictions






Clearly this video points out a very serious problem in our criminal justice system. As if it weren't bad enough that most people who are in prison today are there for non-violent offenses, or that we have more people in prison than any other nation in the world including Communist China, we see here how overzealous police and prosecutors actually are sending so many innocent people to prison. Worse, to death row. It is for this reason, if not any other, that the death sentence should be abolished in every state.


In Bozella's case, the Dutchess County District Attorney's office hid evidence that proved he was innocent. This isn't the only time someone has been wrongfully accused of murder in Poughkeepsie either. Two detectives from the city's police department, along with the city itself, are being sued by a woman who spent a year in jail accused of murdering her father. As it turns out, police coerced and threatened a key witness to give false testimony to the grand-jury, in order to secure an indictment against Debra Briceno.Two other people have since been charged in that case.

So given these figures by these two studies, it begs the question how many innocent people have been imprisoned, or put to death that we will never know about? Pretty safe to assume that the number is much higher than those who were exonerated in the long run.

"It is better and more satisfactory to acquit a thousand guilty persons than to put a single innocent one to death." ~Moses ben Maimon



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