The latest podcast over at Bluejersey.net is a short interview with Kirk Bloodsworth, the first person to be exonerated from death row due to DNA evidence. It's only about ten minutes; I listened to it yesterday in the car, and I haven't stopped thinking about it since.
A civilized society can't call itself a civilized society if it kills people. It makes 'us' no better than 'them.' The death penalty should be abolished.
If you're not convinced, go listen to the podcast. Well, go listen anyway.