Friday, November 18, 2011

Cameron Todd Willingham

Dudley Sharp wrote:

Not suprising, with all that care and time, there is no evidence of an innocent executed since the 1930's.

It looks like about 25 actually innocent people have been sent to death row since 1973, or about 0.3% of the 8100 sent to death row during that time and they were all released on appeal

Really? What about Cameron Todd Willingham?


Leonhard said...

And is that the number of people exonerated post-execution, or the expected number of people was executed despite being innocent?

Anonymous said...

Why all the fuss about killing innocents? If they are Chritians, then they go to heaven - almost a favor. If they aren't Christians, then we give them time to repent and then kill them. So they choose whether they are going somewhere good or bad.

PhilosophyFan said...

Funny, no one who makes such an argument ever killed themselves a moment before.

dudleysharp said...

13) "Cameron Todd Willingham: Another Media Meltdown", A Collection of Articles

The false innocence claims by anti death penalty activists are legendary. Some examples:

4) "The Innocent Executed: Deception & Death Penalty Opponents"

5) The 130 (now 138) death row "innocents" scam

6) "Exoneration Inflation: Justice Scalia’s Concurrence in Kansas v. March", by Ward Campbell, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice, p 49, The Journal of the
Institute for the Advancement of Criminal Justice, Issue 2, Summer 2008,

7) "The innocence tactic: Unreliable studies and disinformation", reports By United States Congress, Senate, 107th Congress, 2d Session, Calender no 731, Report 107-315. The Innocence Protection Act of 2002, (iv) The innocence tactic: Unreliable studies and disinformation, p 65-69,

8) "The Innocent and the Shammed", Joshua Marquis, Published in New York Times, 1/26/2006

9) "Troy Davis & The Innocent Frauds of the anti death penalty lobby",

10) "The Myth Of Innocence"­, Joshua Marquis, pu­blished in the Journal of Criminal Law & Criminolog­y - 3/31/2005, Northweste­rn University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois

11) Sister Helen Prejean & the death penalty: A Critical Review"

12) "At the Death House Door" Can Rev. Carroll Pickett be trusted?"

PhilosophyFan said...

Based on that top article, it really sounds like he was not innocent at all.