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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?

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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.


Resources  factsheet.  main page  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

California innocence project

Chicago innocence project

Georgia innocence project


Discussion Forum

On Burying the Torture Report

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Daniel W Dec 9, 2014. 3 Replies

Black Panic

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by k.h. ky Sep 4, 2014. 7 Replies

Environmental Activist Hit Lists

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 30, 2014. 2 Replies

Harsher sentences increase crime

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Luara Jun 27, 2014. 4 Replies

Debtors Prison in the US

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 12, 2014. 4 Replies

Coal Ash contaminated water jail coverup

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 26, 2014. 0 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W on August 15, 2014 at 10:46pm

Texas man in prison 34 years, without a legal basis for detention.


Intellectually disabled man, IQ of 51, convicted of murder, process used to select his jury was found unconstitutional 3 years later.  The logic is too twisted for me to understand.  The murder weapon is lost and the witnesses are dead.  He claims his confession was false.



Comment by Čenek Sekavec on August 10, 2014 at 10:09pm

The cop is claiming that they wrestled over the gun but I don't believe it. Sad...

Comment by Daniel W on August 10, 2014 at 9:35pm
Carl that video is hilarious! Thanks! Unfortunately his weapon was pointed downward, rather than at an angle towards... you know what.
Comment by Daniel W on August 10, 2014 at 9:27pm

Unarmed black teenager shot and killed by police in Missouri for walking while black.


I don't know what to say.


Comment by Loren Miller on August 10, 2014 at 9:24pm

Ummm ... Carl?  Can you get that with mayo?!? [chuckle!]

Comment by Daniel W on August 10, 2014 at 9:23pm

Carl, you need really good teeth to eat that sandwich.

Comment by Daniel W on August 10, 2014 at 9:22pm

Guy accidentally kills himself while taking a selfie.


Sounds like something I would do.  Good thing I don't own a gun.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 10, 2014 at 8:01pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 10, 2014 at 2:36pm

Quite a few maroons, and a few ultra-maroons!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 10, 2014 at 12:54pm


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