字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント To think that our life could come down to just a roll of the dice, a flip of the cards I don't think life should be in somebody's hands in a government's hands that can take that away My name is Ray Krone and I'm the Director of Communication and Training with Witness to Innocence. Back in 1992 I was arrested for the murder of a barmaid in Phoenix, Arizona, convicted solely on bite-mark evidence, sent to death row. And finally in 2002 we had DNA evidence that matched another man and I was subsequently released. And he was arrested for the murder I spent 10 years, 3 months and 8 days in prison for. A lot of time I start out with actually saying I used to support the death penalty. I wasn't Ra Ra Ra, Kill 'em all, but from where I came from it just seemed acceptable because it was something on television, it was something in the news it didn't touch, affect our lives It was for the worst of the worst. And I was one of those portrayed as a monster I was the one that they read about in the paper or seen on television. That's the person sentenced to death ... he's a monster, kill him. For those of us who were sent to death row wrongfully, that were innocent we didn't know where it was gonna end we didn't know when we were gonna get out. And it wasn't just us, it was our families who were there with us. We didn't know how it was gonna end. We're just fortunate to be able now to come out now and tell that story. What Witness is dedicated to is abolishment of the death penalty through wrongful conviction and exonerees telling their stories to the public and to legislatures in hopes of change, and enlightenment in realizing that our system gets it wrong and we can't have a penalty that's not reversible. There's so many moving moments that happen when you go and speak with the public. I was speaking at a law school nearby and afterwards a person came up and said, you probably don't remember me but you spoke to my high school class a few years ago. It's because of you I went to law school and I want to be a defense attorney so I can protect more Ray Krones that are out there. Before Ray was arrested and convicted, and sentenced to death, I'd never thought about the death penalty. I didn't care about the death penalty, whether they had it or not. It didn't matter to me. Now since I've seen what can happen, and how close a tragedy can occur with the legal system the way it is now I am definitely against the death penalty. And the possibility of the errors that can be made. We're very fortunate to have the support from Atlantic Philanthropies. That funding that they've given us has allowed us to continue in our ability to speak and bring about public awareness and of course legislative change which of course resulted in the abolishment of the death penalty in New Jersey, New Mexico, and Illinois. The death penalty must be abolished. The finality of the sentence, the finality of taking of a life leaves no room for error. But we get it wrong, we make mistakes. There should be no punishment that you can't reverse later on. Say I'm sorry I made a mistake. We were wrong. Because we are human, our justice system is human. They make mistakes, they get it wrong. Executing an innocent person has most likely happened and will continue to happen until we do away with the death penalty.