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  •  I'm from Texas... (0+ / 0-)

    ...and this whole demonization of the state is pretty lame.

    YES this is tragic and YES someone should pay, but keep in mind that despite the corruption the Dallas Forensics lab is one of the few in the country that doesn't trash DNA samples. Part of the reason they lead in exonerations is because they have the ability to go back up to 30 years and look at DNA that they have kept, while other labs around the country do NOT - which means there will be no exonerations in those areas.

    Now tell me, which is the worse situation? Innocent people in Dallas who might still have a chance at exoneration? Or innocent people in Kansas prisons who have zero options left?

    •  It is ironic (0+ / 0-)

      ... that Dallas county, by leading the way on this issue, gets blamed for its bad history rather than credited for its good work. You have to wonder how many other counties around the country are simply letting innocents rot in prison while protecting their false reputations. You also have to wonder what's really going on in the counties where all the posters live who are busy criticizing Dallas rather than checking on their own county's policies.

      •  Thanks. (0+ / 0-)

        If their counties do a better job than Dalals, then they have a nice ground to criticize from. But if your own house isn't in order, you should go play stereotyping elsewhere, y'all.

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