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    I think it's a decent reason to forgo it, but I'm not sure it is compelling enough to say that must be the case. Innocent people die in car accidents, gun accidents, on ski slopes, etc... and we don't necessarily ban all those things. We take precautions to lessen the risk, but we understand we can't eliminate it entirely.

    I have no moral problem with death as a punishment, but I do feel it is probably wiser for us to forgo it in an effort to help ensure that miscarriages of justice are not necessarily permanent. Mind you I might keep an exception for criminals eligible for it that actively choose it. Hard to deny that on the grounds that innocent people could die I think.