I am totally with you on that one and would need solid proof, e.g. brutal b*stards on video (if not wearing a mask) doing something vile, before having a person executed. The 'justice' system in I guess every country is flawed. The first issue is cash - if you have it you can get away with most things, if you don't have it then it is pot-luck. Then you have those falsely accused being left a long time in prison awaiting trial, or being on bail but still under immense pressure, and then facing a fit and healthy prosecution - not an equal battle. Also, the prosecution must be under pressure to achieve targets (I don't know this for a fact, but keeping almost every job involves producing the goods) and perhaps a jury is there to be manipulated - the jury being ordinary people who often know little. On that basis I am against the death penalty for general use. Too many executed innocents pardoned posthumously - a great help! Even if not executed, some innocents spend most of their lives in prison. Imagine waking up every day knowing you are innocent but seeing no hope. I think in the Philippines it is trial by a Judge and not a Jury - that seems better (but reasons can be thought of as why not in some circumstances!). Perhaps AI will one day replace juries and absolute truth will prevail.