Capital punishment should be abolished. We are finding that innocent men and women are being sentenced to death. We will never know how many innocents have been executed ... dead people do not talk, and further investigations are not conducted. Read John Grishim's "The Innocent Man." It is a non-fiction, true story book of an innocent man sent to death row. If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, read this book or watch the following link on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jz9xMpu0I8 http://184.108.40.206/search?q=cach...inmates+set+free+dna&hl=cs&ct=clnk&cd=4&gl=cz http://220.127.116.11/search?q=cach...pa+dna+innocent+ober&hl=cs&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=cz http://18.104.22.168/search?q=cach...s+tampa+dna+innocent&hl=cs&ct=clnk&cd=5&gl=cz In a perfect world perhaps, but you cannot justify capital punishment using the teachings of Jesus. Also, though we are supposed to have checks and balances to avoid innocent people going to jail and being executed we now know that it happens all too often. As long as it is possible that an innocent person can be convicted capital punishment should not be allowed. Leaving out religious beliefs, how can anyone support capital punishment knowing that innocent people will die?