The Wrongly Accused

by Eubie on April 9, 2014

Today comes a story from the InterWebs of a man freed from prison after serving 25 years for a murder he didn’t commit. These stories are increasingly popping up in the news, especially as the work of such organizations as the Innocence Project gain traction. Why is this particular story so compelling? The level of malfeasance on the part of the criminal justice system, most notably the prosecutors who saw the case through even though there was strong evidence that the guy had been hundreds of miles away from the crime scene at the time of the murder (he had receipts from Disney World with time codes showing he was there five hours before the murder took place in New York; also, hotel staff remembered him). We are big fans of seeing greater accountability of our individual criminal justice systems, and the men and women operating them… again, especially prosecutors, who are currently immune from being held accountable for such things as proceeding with criminal prosecutions of innocents. As we like to say here at the HUB, there’s a special place in Hell for prosecutors… and it ain’t near the air-conditioning!

UPDATE! Okay, we forgot to put a plug in for a brother website: The Community for the Wrongly Accused, which investigates and reports on these cases as they pop up in the media. Check it out, but be ready to choke back a river of bile rising as you see how terribly, terribly wrecked is our approach to the dispensation of justice.

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