A March 1, 2010 article in the University of Houston student newspaper The Daily Cougar sites the misconceptions regarding the effectiveness, cost, and ethics behind the administering of the death penalty in Texas.
“To be clear, justice is something everyone wants. No perfect system exists, but Texans should demand solutions from their elected officials within the state on how to fix the broken system…”
The opinion piece also highlights the potential for error in the case of what appears to be wrongful executions, like that of Cameron Todd Willingham.
“…it [the death penalty] creates an illusion that our justice system works well, or properly for that matter. If one person if wrongly executed, that’s one too many.”
To read the full Daily Cougar article click here.