Our justice system makes mistakes. If for no other reason, death should not be a penalty for any crime.
Not only does Florida lead the nation with 21 individuals sentenced to death this year, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, it’s also No. 1 for the number of death row inmates exonerated.
Just last month, the 24th inmate since 1973 was set free. At his third trial, a jury found Seth Penalver, who had been sentenced to death in 2000 for killing three people, not guilty after a five-month trial.
Please see my previous post about Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasalinda, “Florida Legislator Tries Again to End Death Penalty,” and please sign the petition to end the death penalty and Florida.