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Eric Zorn: Even a 'no doubt' death penalty is fatally flawed

That innocent people are occasionally sentenced to die is just one of two major problems with capital punishment.

Gov. Bruce Rauner is proposing to eliminate the innocence problem by reinstating Illinois' death penalty in limited circumstances - the murder of law enforcement officers or multiple murders - and only when "each and every element of the offense is established beyond any doubt" as opposed to "beyond a reasonable doubt," the traditional

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