"Four of the nation's top arson experts have concluded that the state of Texas
executed a man in 2004 based on scientifically invalid evidence, and on Tuesday
they called for an official reinvestigation of the case."
I am not a supporter of the death penalty. Not for any high moral reasons but for cold calculated practicality.
I have always been amazed that in my experience death penalty advocates are the same people who barely trust the government to keep traffic lights working. Yet, they trust this same ineffecient, error prone institution to kill its own citizens with 100% certainty of guilt.
There is simply no logic here.
If the investigation of the Texas case does prove that we have killed an innocent man, as a nation we must search deeply in our souls.
Joe Weedon of The Middle Of D.C. has personal experience in these matters and I encourage to follow the links to his previous postings on the death penalty.