Carter: ‘The Death Penalty System In Our Country is unjust and outdated’

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In a statement on Troy Davis’ execution last night, Georgia Democrat and former President Jimmy Carter said “this tragedy will spur us as a nation toward the total rejection of capital punishment.” He added, “If one of our fellow citizens can be executed with so much doubt surrounding his guilt, then the death penalty system in our country is unjust and outdated.” Media Matters’ Simon Maloy urges Fox to question the GOP candidates tonight about whether they can support a system with a margin of error.

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