“I firmly believe, however, that what a child receives in the course of his upbringing is not the knowledge that his parents happen to have or the advice they give, however wise it may be, but above all what his parents themselves are. We do not offer children what we know; rather, we offer them what we ourselves are…. Read more »
Even if we find Mr. Amrine is actually innocent, he should be executed? … The attorney general responded, “that’s correct, your honor.” This is your legal system, America.
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
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)
Jeffrey MacDonald is an innocent man who even now suffers in prison for murders he did not commit. This book details the entire, fascinating and horrifying story… And the travesty of justice makes you sick to your stomach.
“The hearts of men seek beyond the world, and find no rest therein…” – J.R.R. Tolkien The Silmarillion
(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 »