Heard about this <a href="http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=578&e=6&cid=578&u=/nm/20030110/ts_nm/executions_illinois_dc">story</a> on the telly this morning. They reported he was going to commute up to 3/4 of all Death Row sentences to Life w/o parole before he leaves office later this month. Is this a statement against the death penalty or just against the faulty application of it. He has previously said he was for the death penalty, but since taking office has complained it's use was unjust and innocents were likely to be put to death. What's the deal here? Are all of these persons innocent, and if so, why not pardon them. If guilty, should he not carry out the will of the people? Or is it that he can not figure out who is guilty, so wants to error on the side of caution.