Two stories. First http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-tc-nw-texas-execute-0824-082aug25,0,5812073.story Cameron Todd Willingham case: Expert says fire for which father was executed was not arson Key portion [blockquote] The state fire marshal on the case, Beyler concluded in his report, had "limited understanding" of fire science. The fire marshal "seems to be wholly without any realistic understanding of fires and how fire injuries are created," he wrote. The marshal's findings, he added, "are nothing more than a collection of personal beliefs that have nothing to do with science-based fire investigation."[/blockquote] Second http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/07/27/us_ordered_to_pay_1017m_in_false_murder_convictions/ US ordered to pay $101.7m in false murder convictions [blockquote] After all four men were convicted July 31, 1968, of Deegan's slaying, Greco, Limone, and Tameleo were sentenced to die in the electric chair. Their sentences were later reduced to life in prison after Massachusetts abolished the death penalty. Salvati was sentenced to life in prison.[/blockquote] For a quick background, the men in the second were set up by corrupt FBI agents and informants. I have no problem with the state killing people for heinous crimes. However it is also obvious that the legal systems verdict of guilty can tto begin to approach the standard of absolute guilt I hold for the death penalty. In this case I would rather have those I think worthy of the death penalty live in prison rather than let any more innocent men die for the faults of our justice system.