Not all on death row belong

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Interesting to see what an expert on the death penalty Paul Warrick of West Sacramento is. He asks how many people have been wrongly executed in the last 10 years and then answers his own question with “zero.” The reality is that since 1973, over 140 people have been released from death rows throughout the country due to evidence of their wrongful convictions. In 2003 alone, 10 wrongfully convicted defendants were released from death row. How many weren’t released and were put to death? Is the death penalty a deterrent? FBI data shows that all 14 states without capital punishment in 2008 had homicide rates at or below the national rate. It might help if he checked the facts and didn’t make them up as he went along. This is not “one topic where conservatives have it right.” Roger Perkins, Auburn