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  •  Texas has demonstrated it lacks the moral (7+ / 0-)

    authority to stand in "judgement" on anybody, yet again.

    Every DA in the state should be thrown into the general population of the nearest prison with the words "District Attorney" burned into the foreheads.

    Most of the judges too.

    •  Actually, if you knew about some of TODAY's (1+ / 0-)
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      good DA's you'd qualify your statement.

      Today, there are a number of District Attorneys taking positive steps to release wrongly convicted prisoners by going over old cases.  In fact, I believe the Dallas DA has obtained the release of more innocent people than any other place in the country.

      So, it is important not to make broad sweeping statements about all of Texas or all DAs without knowing what's really taking place at the present.

      The older system of good ol' boy government and railroading convictions is being upended in the blue major cities.

      And many other states have similar problems.  As I noted in other comments, New York convicted and locked up for the full terms of their sentences five teenagers for the Central Park "wilding" case.  None of the five were involved in any way.  They were railroaded.

      A murderer/rapist later admitted he did it, the evidence was tested and his DNA was found on it.

      So, does New York state "lack the moral authority to stand in judgement on anybody?"

      This particular case is a travesty, but ... that's not a reflection of every DA or of every citizen any more than the Central Park Jogger Wilding case is of NYC.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 09:18:56 AM PST

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