300th Wrongly Convicted American Rele...

300th Wrongly Convicted American Released Thanks to DNA Evidence

There are 6 comments on the www.allgov.com story from Oct 1, 2012, titled 300th Wrongly Convicted American Released Thanks to DNA Evidence. In it, www.allgov.com reports that:

The American criminal justice system has some explaining to do. Last week, for the 300th time since 1989, DNA evidence forced the release of a wrongly convicted prisoner, and there are likely thousands more still serving long sentences or awaiting execution on death row for crimes they did not commit.

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xnutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#1 Oct 1, 2012
Good.
Sam Spade

Hollywood, FL

#2 Oct 1, 2012
This happens entirely too often, there is no substitution for experienced well trained investigators both in the police departments and the prosecutors offices.
I was amazed to find that in the state of georgia you had to have a certification to write a radar speeding ticket, not just any officer could pick up a radar gun and start writing tickets. Yet there was no law against you being assigned a murder investigation your first day. Police departments often rotate officers around into investigative slots because it is their turn and someone else has been there a long time.

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#3 Oct 1, 2012
I'm very suspicious of these sham claims, likely on technicalities only.

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#4 Oct 1, 2012
Sam Spade wrote:
This happens entirely too often, there is no substitution for experienced well trained investigators both in the police departments and the prosecutors offices.
I was amazed to find that in the state of georgia you had to have a certification to write a radar speeding ticket, not just any officer could pick up a radar gun and start writing tickets. Yet there was no law against you being assigned a murder investigation your first day. Police departments often rotate officers around into investigative slots because it is their turn and someone else has been there a long time.
Blame the juries

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#5 Oct 2, 2012
sage won wrote:
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Blame the juries
Blame overzealous prosecutors

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#6 Oct 2, 2012
Sam Spade wrote:
This happens entirely too often, there is no substitution for experienced well trained investigators both in the police departments and the prosecutors offices.
I was amazed to find that in the state of georgia you had to have a certification to write a radar speeding ticket, not just any officer could pick up a radar gun and start writing tickets. Yet there was no law against you being assigned a murder investigation your first day. Police departments often rotate officers around into investigative slots because it is their turn and someone else has been there a long time.
In Georgia the criminal system is big business.

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