May 31, 2012
By Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez
The only way to prevent executions of innocent people is to abolish the death penalty activist and academic said Rick Halperin, following the report of the Law School of Columbia University presented evidence that Texas executed Carlos erroneously Moon in 1989.
"This case is clearly indicating that this country has every reason to discontinue the practice of the death penalty," he told Voices HuffPost former president of Amnesty International USA twice, who said that only in Texas has a long list of cases in which defendants may have executed innocent.
Texas is the leader in the application of capital punishment in the country with 482 executions since 1982, representing 38% of the national total in 1976 and 4 times more than the second-highest number of executions is Virginia. This has earned that Texas is often called the "killing machine" or "the killer machine".
"It is outrageous that continued executions like that of Carlos De Luna in which there was evidence that it had the wrong man and killed him anyway on behalf of the law," said Halperin, who is also director of Rights Programme Embrey Human in the Southern Methodist University (SMU, for its acronym in English)....