Let's consider those who find fact checking/vetting to be important, actually do it and present the results.
1) New York Times: Death Row Innocent Claims 71% False (2005)
TRULY INNOCENT?: A Review of 23 Case Histories of Inmates Released from Florida‘s Death Row Since 1973, Commission on Capital Cases, The Florida Legislature, Roger R. Maas, Executive Director, May 13, 2011
What are the chances?
from https://www.innocenceproject.org/cases/906/ , downloaded on 4/14/2019
As of 4/14/2019, neither the Innocence Project (IP) nor the National Registry of Exonerations (NRE) noted the guilt findings of the court, here:
What the court said in 2011 - 8 years ago.
"We conclude that despite the egregiousness of Gilchrist's alleged actions in this case, the State's theory of the case and the additional evidence against McCarty supported a reasonable belief in McCarty's guilt."
The evidence for guilt is substantial and detailed:
Decision of the district court dismissing McCarty's claims is affirmed.
5) "By deflating the DPIC (Death Penalty Information Center's Innocence) List, Justice Scalia’s concurring opinion in Kansas v. Marsh contributes to an honest and realistic assessment of that actual risk." "The more conservative approach of the court in Quinones I only recognized “actual innocence” in one‑half of one percent of the 7,084 death sentences imposed between 1973 and 2001." (2008)
6) "Having largely abandoned the moral arguments against capital punishment, the modern abolition movement is now based on a trio of urban legends: (1) the death penalty is racist at its core; (2) those accused of capital murder get grossly inadequate representation; and (3) a remarkable number of people on death row are innocent." (2005)
9) 70-83% "Error" Rate in Death Row Innocent Claims (1920s - 2017)
10) "Americans should be far more worried about the wrongfully freed than the wrongfully convicted.",
Sharp: So true, since 1973:
about 21,000 additional innocents have been murdered by those KNOWN murderers that we have allowed to murder, again - recidivist murderers.
about 440,000 additional innocents have been murdered by those KNOWN criminals that we have allowed to harm, again - recidivist criminals.
As recently as 1915, we may have proof of innocents executed, two brothers in South Carolina.
And on which of those "innocents at risk" issues do you think the media concentrates? . . .
Google search results from 6/5/2019, under "news"
a) innocent "death row" 118,000
. . . even though the innocents murdered by recidivist criminals is a vast multiple, thousands of times more realized than innocents executed.
11) 50, 60 and 100% Errors In Innocent Claims - 1987
It seems likely, that the modern era death penalty frauds were, directly, related to this academic study, from 1987.
In reviewing the DPIC’s original 1993 study, finding 48 (of the 69) "innocent" defendants on death row, the DPIC states its debt for the " . . . ground breaking work done by . . . Professors Michael Radelet and Hugo Bedau"(p 1) in their
"Miscarriages of Justice in Potentially Capital Cases", a study which
Making it the perfect antecedent for the future frauds to follow.
The study concluded that 23 innocent persons had been executed since 1900.
However, the study's methodology was so flawed that at least 12 of those cases had no evidence of innocence and substantial evidence of guilt. The remaining 11 cases represent 0.14% of the 7,800 executions which have taken place since 1900 and . . . . , there is, in fact, no proof that those 11 executed were innocent . . . and 211 of the studies 350 cases, or 60%, were not sentenced to death. Bedau and Radelet already knew that plea bargains, the juries, the evidence, the prosecutors, judicial review and/or the legal statutes had put these crimes in the "no capital punishment" category.
Had a high school student presented such a report, where 50, 60 and 100% of the material was either false or misleading, a grade of F would be required.
Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Markman: "This study - the most thorough and painstaking analysis ever on the subject - fails to prove that a single such mistake (an innocent executed) has occurred in the United States during the twentieth century. 'Presumably, Bedau and Radelet would have selected the most compelling 23 cases of the innocent executed to prove their proposition.' "Yet, in each of these cases, where there is a record to review, there are eyewitnesses, confessions, physical evidence and circumstantial evidence in support of the defendant’s guilt. Bedau has written elsewhere that it is ‘false sentimentality to argue that the death penalty ought to be abolished because of the abstract possibility that an innocent person might be executed when the record fails to disclose that such cases exist.’ . . . (T)he Bedau and Radelet study . . . speaks eloquently about the extraordinary rarity of error in capital punishment." ("Innocents on Death Row?", National Review, September 12, 1994).
Bedau and Radelet: The perfect foundation for the frauds to follow.
Protecting the Innocent: A Response to the Bedau-Radelet Study, Stephen J. Markman and Paul G. Cassell, Stanford Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 1 (Nov., 1988), pp. 121-160, https://www.jstor.org/stable/1228837?read-now=1&refreqid=excelsior%3Ac79d054cbac4036be4e5ac459fe3b4cb&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
12) The Death Penalty: Saving More Innocent Lives
13) Deterrence, Death Penalties & Executions