A group of current and former lawmakers, judges and lawyers is calling on Texas Gov. Rick Perry to grant DNA testing for a convicted murderer with an ...
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One of the hardest things in the world is to admit a mistake -- and that old saying applies with particular force to mistakes made in this country's criminal justice system.
To foreclose evidence that might prove innocence is not in keeping with the duty of prosecutors. The same vigor that goes into convicting the guilty should be exerted in exonerating the innocent.
It is difficult for any of us to imagine what it must be like to be convicted, though innocent, and possibly face the death penalty, and then learn there are college kids eager to help in the battle.
One half hour before Henry Skinner was to be executed, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed his execution. I cannot conceive what that same time period must have been like for Mr. Skinner.
I do not write as an advocate for Mr. Skinner, who is scheduled for execution Feb 24th in Texas, but rather as an advocate for our system of justice.
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