"A study commissioned by the American Law Institute
said that decades of experience have proved that the system cannot reconcile
the twin goals of individualized
decisions about who should
be executed and systemic fairness.
February 8, 1924 Gee Jon becomes the first
person to be executed in a gas chamber. State of Nevada, United States of
It added that capital punishment is
plagued by racial disparities; is enormously expensive even as many defense
lawyers are underpaid and some are incompetent; risks executing innocent
people; and is undermined by the politics that come with judicial elections." -
Adam Liptak 01/04/09
List of countries that executed people in 2007:
(265), Saudi Arabia (156), USA (42),
Iraq (29), Afghanistan (15),
China (13), Japan (9), North Korea (8),
Yemen (7), Bangladesh (6),
Somalia (3), Singapore
(2), Sudan (2), Belarus (1),
Botswana (1), Ethiopia (1), Indonesia (1),
countries that have no death penalty:
AUSTRIA, AZERBAIJAN, BELGIUM,
BULGARIA, CAMBODIA, CANADA,
CAPE VERDE, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, COTE D'IVOIRE, CROATIA, CYPRUS, CZECH
REPUBLIC, DENMARK, DJIBOUTI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, ESTONIA, FINLAND,
FRANCE, GEORGIA, GERMANY, GREECE, GUINEA-BISSAU, HAITI,
HONDURAS, HUNGARY, ICELAND,
IRELAND, ITALY, KIRIBATI, LIBERIA, LIECHTENSTEIN, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG,
MACEDONIA, MALTA, MARSHALL ISLANDS, MAURITIUS, MEXICO, MICRONESIA, MOLDOVA,
MONACO, MONTENEGRO, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, NEPAL, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND,
NICARAGUA, NIUE, NORWAY, PALAU, PANAMA, PARAGUAY, PHILIPPINES,
ROMANIA, SAMOA, SAN MARINO,
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SENEGAL, SERBIA SEYCHELLES, SLOVAK REPUBLIC, SLOVENIA,
SOLOMON ISLANDS, SOUTH AFRICA,
SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TIMOR-LESTE, TURKEY, TURKMENISTAN, TUVALU, UKRAINE,
UNITED KINGDOM, URUGUAY, VANUATU, VATICAN CITY STATE, VENEZUELA
of countries that have no death penalty except in times of war or under martial
ARGENTINA, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CHILE, COOK
ISLANDS, EL SALVADOR, FIJI, ISRAEL, LATVIA, PERU
List of countries that
have the death penalty but have not executed anyone during the past 10
ALGERIA, BENIN, BRUNEI DARUSSALAM, BURKINA FASO, CENTRAL AFRICAN
REPUBLIC, CONGO, GABON, GAMBIA, GHANA, GRENADA,
MADAGASCAR, MALAWI, MALDIVES, MALI, MAURITANIA, MOROCCO, MYANMAR, NAURU, NIGER,
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, SRI LANKA, SURINAME, SWAZILAND, TOGO,
February 18, 2009 National Academy of Sciences
"I am troubled by the report's general
finding that far too many forensic disciplines lack the standards necessary to
ensure their scientific reliability in court." - Patrick J. Leahy
American crime laboratories
are grossly underfunded, lack a scientific foundation in
forensic techniques and
are compromised by critical delays in analyzing physical evidence.
Among the problems:
there is little if any scientific research
to support the claim that no two people share identical fingerprints;
chemical analysis of the lead in bullets has been determined to be
flawed and unreliable;
crazed glass, the tiny, weblike lines that
spread across glass that lead arson investigators to determine a set fire was
found to be caused by water dousing the fired;
methods of forensic analysis send innocent people to Death Row.
"Crime laboratories should be managed separately
from police departments to ensure that their findings are protected from
bias. The potential
for conflicts of interest between the needs of law enforcement and the broader
needs of forensic science are too great." - National Academy of
enforcement officials are vastly expanding their collection of DNA to
include millions more people who have been arrested or detained but not yet
convicted. Sixteen states now take DNA from some who have been found guilty of
misdemeanors." - Solomon Moore 03/18/09
"According to population
geneticists, it is indeed possible to have the six loci match in perhaps many
dozens of individuals whose DNA is contained in a databank of 700,000." - Andre
A. Moenssens October 2000
"State crime lab analyst Kathryn Troyer was
running tests on Arizona's DNA database when she stumbled across two felons
with remarkably similar genetic profiles.
The men matched at nine of
the 13 locations on chromosomes, or loci, commonly used to distinguish people.
The FBI estimated the odds of unrelated people sharing those genetic
markers to be as remote as 1 in 113 billion.
The mug shots of the two
felons suggested that they were not related: One was black, the other white.
In the years after her 2001 discovery, Kathryn Troyer found dozens of
similar matches - each seeming to defy impossible odds.
laboratory tried to stop distribution of Kathryn Troyer's results and began an
aggressive behind-the-scenes campaign to block similar searches elsewhere, even
those ordered by courts." - Jason Felch, Maura Dolan 07/19/08
"The illusion of gentleness of lethal injections
has made executions far less of a taboo experience for the public. "I stand before you to
explain my frustrations and deep concerns about both the administration and the
penalty of death.
Albert Camus wrote in
1957 in "Reflections on the
Guillotine," those who actually witness an execution know it for the
horror it is." - David DeKok
Today America is not in league with most of our major
Europe, Canada, Mexico, most of South and Central America.
These countries rejected the death penalty.
We are partners in
death with several third world countries.
Even Russia has called a
The death penalty has been abolished in 12 states.
In none of these states has the homicide rate increased.
are 5 times more likely to get
a death sentence for first degree murder in the rural area of Illinois than you
are in Cook County.
Half of the nearly 300 capital cases in Illinois had
been reversed for a new trial or resentencing.
33 of the death row
inmates were represented at trial by an attorney who had later been disbarred
or at some point suspended from practicing law.
46 inmates were
convicted on the basis of testimony from jailhouse informants." - Governor
George H. Ryan of Illinois
With this statement Governor George H. Ryan
of Illinois commuted all death sentences in the state of Illinois to life in
Alberto Gonzales George H. Ryan
accepted gifts and steered government business to friends and
On September 6, 2006, Ryan is sentenced to six and a half
years in prison and is released on July 3, 2013.
In July 2016, the
Valparaiso University Law Review published an article titled "How
Frank Easterbrook Kept George Ryan in Prison" in which serious accusations
of judicial misconduct were leveled against Easterbrook.
"As long as
the political state is
permitted by its citizens to kill
helpless, restrained prisoners as a solution to a problem the door to
State sponsored genocide remains open.
is, and always will be, political power in search of a crime, whether it's
murder, treason, being
a member of a hated ethnic group or anything else
that inflames public opinion.
States, just like their citizens, should only have the legitimate power
to kill in immediate self-defense, and never in the
service of punishment." - Lindsie Carlsen
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