A Texas man declared innocent Tuesday after 30 years in prison could have cut short his prison stint twice and made parole — if only he would admit he was a sex offender.
I'm going to interrupt my normally scheduled posting to post this article. I am against the death penalty as it currenlty stands in America. This case best illustrates why I have that position. Now, I know this guy wasn't scheduled to be executed, but imagine if he was!
Twice he was given the option to just say, "Hey, I did it." and he would have gotten a lighter sentence. He chose not to give in. Good for him. Our justice system is too much about politics and what looks right on a potential TV ad for the next position.
I don't expect the system to be perfect but if we execute one person and we were wrong that is one person too many and I am afraid that there are too many opportunities for that. And I work with the victims, I get that there are a lot of people who have done terrible things, I do.
What are your thoughts?