For the 16th Time, a Dallas County Pr...

For the 16th Time, a Dallas County Prisoner Has Been Exonerated Following DNA Testing

There are 5 comments on the Dallas Observer story from Apr 15, 2008, titled For the 16th Time, a Dallas County Prisoner Has Been Exonerated Following DNA Testing. In it, Dallas Observer reports that:

“He said if I was going to say it was somebody, if I was going to say it was that picture, I had to be sure. He said I couldn't think it was him. He said I had to make a positive ID. I had to say yes or no.”

Moments ago, Unfair Park received a media release from The Innocence Project that says tomorrow afternoon, Thomas McGowan -- who's spent the past 23 years behind bars after being convicted of rape and burglary ... via Dallas Observer

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Intolerable

Frisco, TX

#1 Apr 15, 2008
Someone needs to pay. Mc gowan has paid more than his share. There needs to be consequences to HIS perpetrators.
Justice

Boise, ID

#2 Apr 15, 2008
I doubt you can blame the state, I'm sure the prosecuters acted in good faith. You'd have to find the individual who really did commit the crime.
Pam

Carrollton, TX

#3 Apr 16, 2008
Intolerable wrote:
Someone needs to pay. Mc gowan has paid more than his share. There needs to be consequences to HIS perpetrators.
I agree. And it's scary to see this stuff happen. The line between a person being found innocent and guilty continues to blur. Being at the wrong place at the wrong time (or being the wrong color) can ruin an innocent life.
Placida Contemptus

Dallas, TX

#4 Apr 16, 2008
This is part of the innocence project or some gobbly-gook. There is still a degree of uncertainty that he could have done this. Remember the Houston Forensic Lab that had caused so many problems. Where were these DNA test performed? At one of the innocence project labs? Conviction are BS, i.e. beyond a reasonable doubt, humans will never know the "TRUTH" per se. We can only come close to some semblance of the "TRUTH".

“Pet me or I'll bite you”

Since: Jul 07

Richardson, Texas

#5 Apr 29, 2008
Ben Franklin had let us know that he's prefer to see 10 guilty men walk free verses enduring one innocent man convicted.

Here we have 16.

How about prosecuting some lawyers?

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