Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Man serves 22 years for a false rape conviction-- but receives big settlement

Not much to say about this other than Thank God and what horrors we have imposed on so many people in just the last twenty to thirty years. Since the advent of DNA I have seen so many men-- mostly black men-- freed from prison, but God.. they have often served so many years of their lives. It goes without saying that we should make DNA testing available to any incarcerated person who requests it.

And difficult as so many whites find it, we must examine this phenomenon of these false convictions of African American men so we can learn what this tells us about racism in America.

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