Richard Glossip's execution was stopped today and what a relief.. But, it was stayed for 2 weeks and that time will be up before we know it.
If there’s anything I've learned in the last couple of years, writing about and trying to spread awareness on wrongful convictions, it's that a huge majority, I would even go as far as saying, most of us, don't seem to care. No matter how big or blatant the injustice, if it doesn't affect people in their daily lives, it doesn't exist. And to the contrast, believing the worst in people is real-life drama which is compelling and just all out more interesting to most. This was an extremely hard pill for me to swallow but then decided to spend more time and share more information because ignoring it isn't an option for me. People who many, including myself, believe to have been innocent were executed but we didn't even know their names. However, in this day and time, with the power to share knowledge to the masses, it's unacceptable.
I'm against the death penalty because it’s a proven fact that innocent men and women sat on death row, in unthinkable conditions, many in solitary confinement for 10,20,30, even 40 years.. Those even less fortunate were executed. I don't believe anyone has the right to take another human life but also know there are evil people who do horrible things and trying to save their lives just isn't my cause.
A few points in the Richard Glossip case, I hope everyone will at least take a moment to read.
The admitted murderer, Justin Sneed was given a lesser sentence to testify against Glossip. This isn't uncommon in death penalty cases and for me, that's mind blowing. Someone so morally bankrupt, he bludgeoned a man to death was offered a deal to save his own life. And we're to trust his word enough to take another man's? Not only was Sneed's testimony evidence used during trial, it was pretty much the only evidence and reason for Glossip's conviction and sentence of death.