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The greatest fundamental problem with the death penalty, is that to err is human. Therefore, at some point, an innocent person will pay the ultimate price. Even if the rate of error is tiny, at some point, the state will commit premeditated murder.
That is an unacceptable price. Certainly for the person in that situation, the price is too high. It has already been shown that innocent people have been executed. This is not a mark of a civilized society to kill its citizens to discourage killing of its citizens; most especially if some of those are sacrificed wrongly.
May 13, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.
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