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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 29, 2015, 10:40 AM

2. Pro-DP advocates right here on DU pretend the system is or can be perfect

They claim they support the DP in cases where absolute guilt can be determined which is an impossible standard. Police are fallible. Investigators are fallible. Witnesses are fallible. Prosecutors are fallible. Juries are fallible. Even willful confessions are fallible. So you don't even have a swiss cheese situation where all of these things must line up in order for the system to fail. It really only takes one of these things. There's no question the system already has and will continue to execute the innocent. Statistically the more people you execute, the more likely you are to get it wrong. Add to this a system which is both racist and sexist, doesn't serve society or even victims, and is more costly than the alternative. That's why the rest of the civilized world has abandoned it.

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