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Thursday, November 17, 2005

NOVEMBER 17, 2005

Not much response to my initial emails alerting the legal community to this new, and vital service that I have selflessly agreed to provide. Even the president of the Miami Chapter of the FACDL didn't respond to my email requesting that he alert his members to this blog.
Come on BT- let the people decide!!!!.

Lets get serious (and see if this will get Tannenbaum to publish our site)

Querry: What does the United States have in common with Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, China, North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Syria, Nigeria, Pakistan and a host of other countries who's dedication to freedom and human rights the US constantly criticizes?

THEY ALL HAVE THE DEATH PENALTY!

Which countries that we criticize or otherwise believe we have a superior legal system to,
do not have the death penalty?

Armenia, Cambodia, Czech Republic, East Timor, Ukraine, South Africa, Serbia, Romania, Nicaragua, Estonia, Georgia, Nepal, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina.... the list goes on and on.
[Source: Amnesty International http://web.amnesty.org/pages/deathpenalty-countries-eng]

INNOCENT PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN SENTENCED TO DEATH: ILLINOIS:
In the quarter century between restoration of the Illinois death penalty and Governor George Ryan's blanket clemency order, 289 men and women were sentenced to death in Illinois. Of those, 18 have been exonerated — a rate in excess of 6.2%. Source: The Center On Wrongful Convictions: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/depts/clinic/wrongful/deathpenalty.htm.

FLORIDA: OUR FAIR STATE:
In Florida the state Supreme Court upheld the death penalty in an October 24, 2002 ruling on a lawsuit brought by two inmates challenging the penalty's constitutionality. Florida currently has 369 inmates on Death Row. Florida also leads the country in the number of innocents let off death row -- 25 since 1973 (although the Death Penalty Information Center only acknowledges 22 as "truly exonerated").

to be continued...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this forum is a great idea. But...does it have to be a rehash of the other legal sites. Do we really need more postings on "the law" and comments as to the horrible state the world is in. Lets do something really important...who is sleeping with whom...discuss the relative i.q.'s of our judiciary...the wonderful place where we all ply our trade...those kinds of things, or not.