From Judge Burton Katz’ book Justice Overruled.
“Instances of wrongful conviction are real and exist in far greater numbers than any of us would like to admit. Wrongful convictions undermine public safety, and they pose the greatest threat there is to the integrity required of our justice system…” – Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice
The lights in the background are the HB pier. Thank you to those who protect our country. God save and have mercy upon you all.
Is this what our justice system has become? (from Errol Morris’ A Wilderness of Error)
…and this is one reason juries sometimes wrongfully convict innocent people. They want someone to be punished. …even if there is little or no evidence to convict the person set before them. (page 281 of A Wilderness of Error by Errol Morris)
(wrongly convicted: perspectives on failed justice)
This is a sad story. It is made more sad when we realize this is just yet another such case in hosts of examples. (and these are just the ones we learn about… Think of the thousands that we don’t know about yet because the cases haven’t been publicized, or even their innocence acknowledged yet.) This is why steps need… Read more »
Though she discusses other elements, she touches briefly on false memory in relation to wrongly convicting innocent people. It’s worth watching.
Inform yourself. There are innocent people behind bars. America’s legal system cannot operate justly if we as citizens do not maintain vigilance. Authority corrupts. The system ought to protect us against that authority, not enbellish it.
http://beheardproject.com/saeed#write Take a minute (literally) to show your support for the release of the American citizen being wrongfully held in Iranian prison.