The Ultimate Punishment has No Place in a Flawed Justice System

The United States justice system is flawed. Period. Show me someone who truly believes that no one in this country has ever been wrongfully convicted and I will show you someone with no concept of reality. Wrongful convictions happen all too frequently. Witnesses are confused. Prosecutors withhold evidence. Defense counsel is inadequate. The jury doesn’t… Continue reading

Maryland is 18th State to Ban Capital Punishment

It’s no secret I¬†adamantly¬†oppose capital punishment. Our justice system is not precise enough to allow the ultimate the punishment, the only punishment that, once carried out, cannot be given any sort of reparation. The statistics showing wrongfully convicted in our judicial system are astounding and should be sufficient to convince any logical thinking individual that… Continue reading

Arkansas Republican says Unruly Children should be put to Death

Yes, that title is correct. There is one former state representative who thinks disobedient children should receive the death penalty. The same individual, former state Representative Charlie Fuqua, who is currently looking to return to the Arkansas state house, also said that all muslims should be deported from the United States and that most Americans… Continue reading

Deciding Cases is Easy for Justice Scalia

“The death penalty? Give me a break. It’s easy. Abortion? Absolutely easy. Nobody ever thought the Constitution prevented restrictions on abortion. Homosexual sodomy? Come on. For 200 years, it was criminal in every state.” Justice Scalia made these remarks last week at the American Enterprise Institute. Justice Scalia has always described himself as a textualist…. Continue reading