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There are 23 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from May 12, 2010, titled Exonerated ex-inmate gets VIP treatment at Cavs game | The Columbus.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Every day for nearly three decades, Ray Towler stood in a lineup with the other inmates as prison guards accounted for everyone in the cellblock.

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gerald a

North Richland Hills, TX

#1 May 12, 2010
I think it was a great gesture by the Cav's organization to first recognize and then do something to welcome Ray Towler home. Prison is the worst possible place for a human being to end up, but to be wrongly imprisoned is unfathomable. I wish the blessings of the almighty God on Mr. Towler's life and the Cav's organization.
Sage

Chillicothe, OH

#2 May 12, 2010
God bless you Mr. Towler. May the rest of your life be a happy one.
celeste sanders

Lake Worth, FL

#3 May 12, 2010
wow I have tears in my eyes right now...from pain to his promise..i am overwhelmed with joy for Mr.Toler havr a grand life
Outraged

Columbus, OH

#4 May 12, 2010
I am so happy for Mr. Towler ... I know this could never make up for the time he spent. I was also glad to hear the Cav's treated him the way he should be treated.
I only hope more good things will go his way.
Welcome back Mr. Towler.
Matt

Merrillville, IN

#5 May 12, 2010
About time a happy story made it into the local news!
HSOK

Springfield, OH

#6 May 12, 2010
My heart goes out to this person only something we others can only imagine being accuse of something so .......... and in your heart you no your innocent but your found guilty and lock away . God , bless DNA !
Columbus Reader

Columbus, OH

#7 May 12, 2010
Mr. Towler sounds like a class act. I don't know that I could be so charitable and gracious after going through the hell he did and losing so much of his life. He has true strength of character. God Bless Mr. Towler.
Veteran from Columbus

New York, NY

#8 May 12, 2010
I am so happy for Mr Towler....Much happiness to him for the rest of his life....BIG UPS to the Dispatch for doing such a positive thing for which open a door to so many people. I may come at ya for some of the retatrd articles, but this investigation you did here....you have really placed yourself on the map. Thank you Columbus Dispatch!!!!!!!!
Roman

New York, NY

#9 May 12, 2010
He is truly a good person the apitomy and example of forgiveness, I hope the state blesses him for the time taken from him and his family .I wish him good life and good health the CAVS should make him a season ticket holder.
Ms Renee

Morgan Hill, CA

#10 May 12, 2010
Thank God for the Dispatch. This poor man has spent the majority of his life in prison for something he did not do. Mr. Towler may God be with you in this journey from hell
Rob Crouse

Columbus, OH

#11 May 12, 2010
Thank you, Mr. Towler. Your example inspires me to persist despite my own challenges. You are right up there with Nelson Mandela.
sparky

Columbus, OH

#12 May 12, 2010
What a nice thing for the Cav's to do. This man certainly deserved it. I sure hope he gets some money to make up for his 29 years behind bars. I am sure he will get enough to live comfortably and not have to work. It is ashame it took 29 years of his life to figure this out. What a great guy not to be bitter about it all.
-Paul

Montgomery, AL

#13 May 12, 2010
Congratulations, Mr. Fowler. I'm glad that your new-found and deserved freedom is off to a start that dreams are made of. Best of luck to you.
anonymous

Dublin, OH

#14 May 12, 2010
With the way that game eventually shook out, prison might have been more enjoyable...
CallMeCynic

Columbus, OH

#15 May 12, 2010
So he didn't commit the rape. Ok, but the news media is making this guy sound like he's pure as the new fallen snow. What I want to know about is the rest of his prior record. My guess is that if you look deep enough, this guy has one arrest after another.
What

Columbus, OH

#17 May 12, 2010
CallMeCynic wrote:
So he didn't commit the rape. Ok, but the news media is making this guy sound like he's pure as the new fallen snow. What I want to know about is the rest of his prior record. My guess is that if you look deep enough, this guy has one arrest after another.
No prior record.
JWK

United States

#18 May 12, 2010
CallMeCynic wrote:
So he didn't commit the rape. Ok, but the news media is making this guy sound like he's pure as the new fallen snow. What I want to know about is the rest of his prior record. My guess is that if you look deep enough, this guy has one arrest after another.
well, if you'd either paid attention or did some research, you would find that he has no prior record at all. Are we just assuming things because of skin color or just your own ignorance?
-Paul

Montgomery, AL

#19 May 12, 2010
CallMeCynic wrote:
So he didn't commit the rape. Ok, but the news media is making this guy sound like he's pure as the new fallen snow. What I want to know about is the rest of his prior record. My guess is that if you look deep enough, this guy has one arrest after another.
29 yrs in prison labeled as a child-rapist for a man with no priors....and innocent to boot. How do you think life has been for this man. Close your eyes......imagine him being abused in prison.....now....imagine it was you.

'Nough said.
Outraged

Columbus, OH

#20 May 12, 2010
CallMeCynic wrote:
So he didn't commit the rape. Ok, but the news media is making this guy sound like he's pure as the new fallen snow. What I want to know about is the rest of his prior record. My guess is that if you look deep enough, this guy has one arrest after another.
Does it really matter what he had done prior. Even if he had a record that means that he hadn't faced the charges and the time/money. This about a man (Doesn't matter what his color is) that was convicted of a crime he didn't commit but spent 29 years behind bars.
When this man was released he held his head up high and didn't start going off about his injustice. He is a man of class in my book.
P.S.: I am a white woman
GahannaMom

Columbus, OH

#22 May 12, 2010
Great job Dispatch for this article. Great job to those who continued to trust in his innocence. This has to be the most horrible thing to happen, an innocent person jailed for so many years. I hope he is able to get at least some of his life back.

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