Justice Stevens acknowledges execution of an innocent man

John Paul Stevens

Last month at the University of Florida, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced that he believes “beyond a shadow of a doubt” that Texas executed an innocent man. Justice Stevens concluded that the death penalty should be repealed to prevent the risk of executing another innocent person.

“Society should not take the risk that [this] might happen again,” Stevens said, “because it’s intolerable to think that our government, for really not very powerful reasons, runs the risk of executing innocent people.”

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Source:: Equal Justice USA