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Clearance rate priority

By Dana D. Kelley

This article was published April 21, 2017 at 2:23 a.m.

The emotional melee here in the middle of Execution Month has been a sight to behold. Passions will probably continue to prevail over facts, law, reason, justice and perspective.

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RBear says... April 21, 2017 at 6:29 a.m.

Kelley, you simpleton. The reason the Innocence Project doesn't shout and scream like you conservatives do when a DNA test validates a conviction is because there is no reason to. The system worked. But the system doesn't work all the time and there are wrongful convictions which are much harder to champion than anything in our justice system today.
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The Innocence Project plays a role in standing up to follow through when sloppy prosecutors and investigators don't. I've seen several cases where a bad prosecutor, investigator, and sometimes defense attorney condemned a person to death, only to find out later they screwed up evidence or investigating the case. The Innocence Project stands in the gap for those wrongfully convicted and I'm glad they are there.
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But when the evidence backs the conviction, they stand down quietly as they should. But you seem to miss that point and choose to attack them for standing in the gap when others won't. Let me make a suggestion to you. Read "Innocent: Inside Wrongful Conviction Cases." It might give you a better perspective on what the Innocence Project does.

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mrcharles says... April 21, 2017 at 9:06 a.m.

So the Innocence Project downplays DNA confirmations, which occur more often than exoneration. EXONERATION'S, OMG, was there ever one? Why what good reason is this to give us pause in DAK's agenda to join in an orgy of death , as the ADG stated in the first line of one of its post, The State Killed an inmate.

This is perhaps summing up the thoughtlessness of the cons. Lets complain about the government cannot do anything right, and of course when they get involved it is a self fulfilling prophesy. They admit here that those on death row may not always be guilty to be Killed by the State, but in the matter of expediency lets kill all them and let the deity [ would it be rude that we mere mammals who cant agree all the aspects of the deity systems have the audacity that we can figure out to be like G-ds and kill its creations] .

All the rest of DAK's spouting is mere word salad. He gave us his agenda in a subtle but effective way of explaining that the honor of a society in exonerating one innocent being is just not worth it if we can kill, kill, kill.

Perhaps this is why cons so upset me. Convenience and being able to say whoops when they are wrong makes it ok is what counts to them. In their defense they have always been these misguided animals, but as time goes along their delusions get proven as pure BS... so we will just have to wait till that day like the Jews say when all believe in the deity [ if they dont kill each other first over who is correct on how tall he is] .

i am just upset as the killing was to have been done at 7 p.m., which means when done later this moment is a shorter time frame that it would be if 7 and I want to get this out of mind as quickly as possible.

Evolution made me think that I am not as they say, per se, against capital punishment.

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