Atheists have our own ideas about what is just and what is unjust. This group will explore the elusive concept of justice. Topics include racial injustice, death penalty, imprisonment, crime, and other aspects of justice in modern society and in history. Without gods, what is the basis for justice? What do humanists and others say about justice? What do you think about current controversies and cases regarding justice or injustice?
Latest Activity: Oct 30
Troy Davis's photo was chosen as this original icon for this group. Davis symbolized inequality of justice in the US. At the time of his execution, 9/21/11, the evidence supporting his conviction was flimsy. There was known evidence supporting his innocence. He was executed anyway. Since then the icon is changed to represent justice in general.
There are different nontheist points of view about justice, punishment, penalties, death penalty. There is strong support for retribution and execution in the theist community (in the US).
What serves as "justice" is not distributed evenly across communities. The most egregious injustice has strong racial overtones. If you would like to read about, and discuss justice, what it is, who gets justice, and who doesn't, and stories relevant to this topic, please join and contribute to the discussions.
www.deathpenalty.org main page
deathpenaltyinfo.org executed possibly innocent
amnestyUSA death penalty information
death row population (CNN) sept 2011.
innocence project. The innocent and the death penalty.
innocence project Wikipedia discussion