"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Myth of Innocence

Check out Josh Marquis debunking the "myth of innocence." A well-reasoned reminder that the pro-criminal left has yet to locate that elusive actually-innocent executed inmate, and a useful summary of the methods and unscrupulous tactics of the death penalty abolitionists and their useful tools in the MSM.


BananaJunior said...

Tom, who gives a crappity crap about falsely executed people anyway? I mean, I care and all that.

But although we've discussed this issue right here on this board before, the fact is that there really isn't as much of a sample size, because executions are rare in the USA.

What we should be concerned about, I think, are the falsely incarcerated. Because incarceration is very common in the USA.

And certainly you can't argue that there has never been a false imprisonment - now THAT is in all the papers all the time.

As far as whether there ever are false executions - I would guess that there COULD be. We will never, of course, really know. But given that false incarcerations happen....

Anonymous said...

Mr. Marquis sounds like a deeply arrogant man. See below. Mr. Marquis charged a lawyer for using profanity to a police officer and then proudly offers up a profane quote of his own on his website.

"In November, a lawyer called a cop an "asshole" when his client was wrongfully arrested based on an expired warrant. Marquis responded by charging the lawyer with disorderly conduct." -http://www.wweek.com/story.php?story=6167

""They tend to be practical people who know bullshit when they see it," said Marquis." -http://joshmarquis.blogspot.com/

I like how Mr. Mckenna seems to think that we should stop trying to free the wrongfully imprisoned because we cannot demonstrate that an innocent person has been executed. His glee over this is unseemly in a public official.

Anonymous said...

Tom, I have looked at the DNC’s website, and I have asked you in the past: what political party supports criminals. Some people think that people should be accorded more process before being sent to jail. Some people think that some evidence shouldn’t be admissible because of its unreliability or the fact that it is obtained via some other grievous harm to society. But none of them seem to support actual criminal acts. I think you are failing to differentiate between the belief that societal protections protect everyone, and the belief that people should commit crimes. I think your analysis would be cleaner if you made this distinction.

Perhaps your argument should go like this: I disagree with people who wish more procedural protections for people accused of crimes. There is much to be gained by punishing people, and I am willing to tolerate more erosion of fundamental rights and some erroneous convictions in order to secure those punishments.