Another Man Exonerated From Texas Prison

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    Convicting people and setencing them to life imprisonment or sending them to death row on mere circumstantial evidence is simply act of malice. While some of these people are lucky in eventually finding justice and eventually receiving some compensation at taxpayers expense, depriving people of their right to freedom and subjecting them to unnecessary mental anguish is diabolic.

    Michael Morton, who just got released from Texas prison after years behind bars for crime he did not commit, is about fourth person exonerated thus far in 2011 from Texas prison. Though tough on crime, I would, anytime, rather see even a guilty person walk free than have an innocent person behind bars for more than 48 hours!

    I wonder what would have happened had DNA not been available to these Texas individuals. What if Troy Davis never committed the murder he just got executed for?


    Michael Morton Exonerated - Texan freed after DNA clears him in wife's slaying - CBS News



    Wrongful Convictions and Cost to Taxpayers - http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/23/u...t-compensated-differently.html?_r=1&ref=texas
     
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    Actually this supports the contention that we do not execute innocent people since they keep getting let loose.
     
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    RetiredGySgt, these few wrongfully convicted prisoners who got exonerated are simply lucky. What do you think would have happened had DNA not been available to them? Can you imagine how many innocent may have been executed or are still behind bars for crimes our biased system would not believe they did not commit?

    How would you like spending 20 years or 10 years or 5 years or 1 year in prison for a crime you did not commit and on a case built on mere circumstantial evidence?
     
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    Today we do have DNA testing.

    So any wrongfully convicted prisoner will be eventually free and exonerated. :cool:
     
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    Our system is the best out there. Or perhaps you would care to provide a new system?
     
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    Sure, we have more prisoners per capita than China. We are the only leading nation that still uses the death penalty.
     
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    We don't have a problem with our system. It's the people in it: blacks and Hispanics. Criminal justice in America is basically for blacks and Hispanics. If we didn't have them, we probably wouldn't have a death penalty.
     
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    While I deny not that we have one of the best written and re-written laws, it sure would be nice to have our judicial system operate by rules set forth in our laws. What good are well-written laws, if they do not serve and protect the people they were meant to serve and protect?
     
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    Really? And I guess Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Gerald Eugene Stano and John Wayne Gacy (just to mention a few) are Blacks, according to William Joyce. Tsk, tsk, tsk!
     
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    ask Santa for a bigger brain this year !
     

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