Can you tell these men apart? Neither could the death penalty.
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Surprise, surprise—people, who are fallible, can apparently make mistakes when they kill other people for killing people. And the case in Texas reported on here is just terrible. Take it away, Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia:

A few years ago, Antonin Scalia, one of the nine justices on the US supreme court, made a bold statement. There has not been, he said, "a single case – not one – in which it is clear that a person was executed for a crime he did not commit. If such an event had occurred … the innocent's name would be shouted from the rooftops."

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Is it possible that only this one innocent man has been killed? Snowball's chance in hell. Humans can't even get an eye for an eye right. The death penalty is unconscionable hubris.