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Old May 28 2013, 10:19 PM   #79
MacLeod
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Re: death penalty

I'm sure that many of us have heard this quote from William Blackstone an English judge in the 18th century.

"It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackstone%27s_Ratio

The actual numbers used are immaterial, it is about erring on the side of caution. Just in case a mistake has been made.
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