- by New Deal democrat
"At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death." - Deuteronomy 17:6
Tomorrow night the state of Oklahoma is set to execute Richard Glossip for the murder of a former boss. A coworker admittedly was the actual killer. There is no physical evidence tying him to the crime.
He is being executed based on the testimony of a single witness: the triggerman claims Glossip put him up to the job.
This is a case where the wisdom of the ancients remains true. Human nature has not changed. Nobody's life should depend on the perceived credibility of a single other person, particularly where that single person has an incentive to be untruthful. Where are the Christian fundamentalists now?