A man died recently that I want you to know about. In his own very unique way he developed an expertise that helped bring justice to those who would otherwise never get it. His name was Frank Bender and he was the best known of a rare breed of forensic sculptors.
The Texas Forensic Science Commission controversy is ultimately not about politics or the death penalty. At stake is the integrity of scientific evidence in Texas courtrooms, and the erosion of public confidence.
Ernest Sonnier's release is just the latest case that highlights the ongoing problem of wrongful convictions in Texas. And writ large, it is a reminder of the continuing struggle we face to fix our nation's broken criminal justice system.