An Innocent Man Convicted Of A Crime Essay

1221 Words Dec 12th, 2014 5 Pages
The only statement I want to make is that I am an innocent man convicted of a crime I did not commit. I have been persecuted for twelve years for something I did not do. From God 's dust I came and to dust I will return, so the Earth shall become my throne. (Bry, 2009)

These were the last words of Cameron Todd Willingham who was executed by lethal injection in the year 2004. He was accused of intentionally starting a fire in his house that killed his three daughters. In the year 2014, new evidence was found by the police force that shows an innocent man had been executed (Camerontoddwillingham.com, 2014). How many innocent men do you think have been executed because of this flawed system? Although capital punishment has been practiced for many years in the United States, it generates injustice in the judicial system. Capital punishment is inhumane, costly, and has taken the lives of those who are innocent. Something must be done to alter the system. There are two obvious solutions to this problem: (1) revise the law to standardize it; or, (2) abolish the law and find another punishment that is more ethical to replace it.
Among the 50 states in America, 32 of them still practice the death penalty. One of the most famous states known for it is the state of Texas (Deathpenaltyinfo.org, 2014). Noted for its popular support of capital punishment and high rate of execution, Texas has been cited often for its egregious record of wrongful execution in the United States. They have…

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