this thread is ridiculous.
ashley's dad, you claim that you don't sweat the insignificant few who died in the name of the death penalty. i say, if the bigger picture is important to you, then you should be concerned that our justice system is not working -- people who are not guilty of their accused crimes (innocence has absolutely nothing to do with this conversation) get executed. i also think that someone's life is worth more than your sweat and casual dismissiveness.
big picture - something's not working. do you think that death penalty cases are the only ones where the not guilty are punished?
and we only know about the 16... how many were not guilty but we don't know about it?