Thursday, February 25, 2010

It Was Just a Little Piece of Evidence

JusticeBut it sent an innocent man to prison for 25 years. City to settle lawsuit with wrongly imprisoned man - chicagotribune.com
The city of Chicago has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a man who contends he spent 25 years in prison for a rape he did not commit because an analyst at the old Chicago police crime lab withheld key evidence.

Jerry Miller alleged the analyst should have provided Cook County prosecutors with the results of a test that would have excluded him as a suspect in a rape nearly three decades ago. DNA testing eventually cleared Miller, now 51, who was pardoned in 2008.
But then the "Criminal Justice System" (so called) is more criminal, and is rarely interested in justice. Maybe more-so in Chicago than other places, but Chicago isn't unique.

And so a man's life was taken away because it was more important to get a conviction than it was to serve justice. (I mean be reasonable; the crime lab doesn't work for the defense!)

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