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Colbert on the Death Penalty

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It looks like Maryland will soon get rid of its death penalty, which is a great progressive win. It’s also a win for justice and due process.  Kirk Bloodsworth was the first man exonerated from death row on the basis of DNA evidence, one of 142 people convicted and sentence to die since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1973 that was exonerated. He now is an advocate working to rid us of the death penalty state by state, and he appeared on Colbert last night.

Watch the whole thing.  Here’s Stephen:

The killing innocent people card is so….easy to win the argument. Because it is the worst thing you can imagine, and if that is true, then no state should have the death penalty. Because if one person dies who is innocent that is too many. That itself is a murder that we are all complicit in, for looking the other way.

Written by David Kaib

March 6, 2013 at 3:57 pm

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