Another chapter in "Why I oppose the death penalty"

If they have burglaries that are open cases that are not solved yet, if you see anybody black walking through our streets and they have somewhat of a record, arrest them so we can pin them for all the burglary.

Paraphrase of Raimundo Atesiano, former police chief in Biscayne Park, Florida.

This one is unusually stark, but this sort of corruption, by prosecutors as well as police, is a major reason I opposed capital punishment.

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