Sunday, January 13, 2008

Clear the Norfolk 4

RARE IS the case that unites prosecutors and defense lawyers, Republicans and Democrats. Rarer still is a case that finds such diverse parties calling for the pardon of multiple defendants convicted of rape and murder.

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It seems that each day we are treated to new stories of the wrongfully convicted. And that is certainly the case with the so-called Norfolk 4. The evidence of innocence would appear to be overwhelming and Kafkaesque.

The criminal justice system continues to demonstrate a high degree of unreliability in terms of correctly identifying perpetrators and the inability correct mistakes and improve its procedures.

Given the many documented failures, does the criminal justice system merit our continued confidence and support?

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