...the death penalty? I used to be for it, and I guess in some circumstances I still would be, but I recently read 2 books---The Dreams of Ada , by Robert Mayer, and The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town, by John Grisham, and I have to say....wow. Two sets of defendants sentenced to death for two different crimes, who just got railroaded by the so-called justice system in the town of Ada, OK. (sorry to anyone here who may be from Ada!) The one set of defendants is still in prison tho no longer on death row, and the other set--the ones in Grisham's book--were completely exonerated though they had to sit on death row for some 14 years!! Can you imagine what it must have been like for themselves and their families? It really made me think about the death penalty, and the odds of truly innocent people being put to death. I used to believe that it didn't really happen but after reading these books I am troubled to think how flawed the justice system is in America.