America, we have a problem. Over 3,000,000 innocent people are in prison.
Why are they there?
1. The justice system is unjust. 2. The poor and minorities can not afford competent defense attorneys. 3. Many public defenders are incompetent. 4. Many public defenders work for the government and help the prosecution. 5. Many prosecutors don't seek justice but seek guilty verdicts even when they know the defendant is innocent. 6. Many police plant evidence. 7. Many police, prosecutors and/or child protective agencies convince, coach or threaten witnesses to lie. 8. Many judges are corrupt or incompetent. 9. Jail house snitches lie to get out so they can go back to their life of crime. 10. Evidence is lost or not mentioned in the trial. 11. The guilty person testifies to convict the innocent person.
There are many other problems with our system and most people either don't care or don't know.
What can be done?
1. A special prosecutor is needed to head an investigation of the system. 2. Those who plant evidence must be prosecuted and imprisoned. 3. Prosecutors, police and judges must be prosecuted and imprisoned when they knowingly cause the conviction of innocent people. 4. Incompetent attorneys must be disbarred. 5. Attorneys who work with the prosecutors to convict the defendants must be prosecuted and imprisoned. 6. A separate court system should be set up for the innocent. 7. An independent investigation and defence system should be set up. 8. New DNA testing should be done for all prisoners who may be innocent at no cost. (It now cost $600.00)
A few years ago the Innocent Protection Act was passed. It was a start and many on death row were proven innocent. It should apply to all inmates.
The amount of corruption in our system is staggering and something has to be done. Our system of justice needs a complete overhaul. Innocent prisoner must be freed. If you are poor and/or a minority you may be wrongfully imprisoned. If you make a policeman, prosecutor or judge unhappy you may be convicted of a crime you did not commit.
Mr. President, you are our only hope.
Please write your federal and state representatives and ask them to do something.
The Death penalty is a disgrace. The United States is one of few countries that have the death penalty. It is supposed to be a civilized country but civilized countries do not murder people. Execution is murder by the Government. I have not seen anything in the Ten Commandments that says thou shalt not kill unless you are a Government.
Yes murder is one of the worst crimes that are committed and those who commit murder must go to prison for as long as they are a threat to society. How do you send the government to prison?
Here are some reasons to abolish the death penalty.
1. Many innocent people are executed. 2. By the time a prisoner is executed he or she is not the same person who committed murder. 3. “Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord.” 4. It cost more than life in prison. 5. It does not lower the murder rate. The person who kills does not think about the death penalty when they kill for the first time. After the first time they feel they have nothing to lose so it is easier for them to kill in order not to be caught. 6. Many of the serial killers probably want the death penalty. The feel that they will be remembered. 7. In some cases life in prison is worse than death. 8. The death penalty does not bring the victim back. 9. The death penalty is a sentence for the poor and minorities. 10. Our legal system is too unjust to allow the death penalty.
President Obama, please commute the sentences of all people on death row to life in prison. Please ask Congress to abolish the Death Penalty not only on the federal level but on the state level also. Please contact the Governors of the states with the death penalty and ask them to abolish it.
Please sign this petition and write you congressmen and women asking them to abolish the death penalty.