10.21.2009

Just Incredible

They just keep coming. Few facts have been released but there's a news conference this afternoon. But the Dallas Morning News reports the defendants were convicted after the jury deliberated for six minutes. I don't know if the old Dallas DA's office was corrupt, but it was probably full of prosecutors that simply didn't care. They would pick up a file, read it, refuse to think critically, assume guilt, and then go review their conviction rate as compared to their co-workers.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aren't most DA offices corrupt?

Anonymous said...

and most police agencies?

Anonymous said...

Imagine that....

Anonymous said...

Let me suggest that those prosecutors and jury members involved serve time equal to those they wrongly convict. Would that be fair? Would that enhance the "reasonable doubt" thing?

Anonymous said...

i bet they are both negroes, who are now rich negroes.

Anonymous said...

11:51 - regardless of race, are you suggesting they don't deserve serious compensation for 12 years in prison? I suggest they get their $$ from the prosecutors, police and scientists used for conviction evidence. Why are these incompetents held harmless. And if these dudes didn't do the crime - where are the real culprits? Still out there doing the nasty deeds?

Anonymous said...

1207 you can suggest all you want, the fact is we the people who voted and elected these scoundrels to office will pay this $80,000.00 per year for each person fount to be innocent..stupid white people.

Anonymous said...

I think what 11:51 is saying is that racial profiling may have led to their conviction.

chupacabra said...

Our entire system is morally corrupt and absolutely bankrupt of critical thought- if nothing else.

And really the problem starts with a "a jury of our peers". THAT is scarier than a corrupt DA in my book.

As far as these case are concerned the only shocker is the fact they are actually getting overturned, although often too late. There is no doubt though plenty of them with merit will be swept back under the rug to keep from bankrupting the entities that put these people away and to keep 'the people' from losing complete confidence in the system.

Anonymous said...

The arrogance of power!

In Gov. Perry's case, just replace the panel that was looking into injustice. Problem solved.

Wonder if Perry thinks these two are "monsters."

Let the chips fall where they will.

Anonymous said...

12:39 - And if it was you who spent 12 unjustified years in prison, you would reject the new payments for improper convictions? You just must be one of those stupid people.

Anonymous said...

I'll feel sorry for these guys when you show me their entire criminal record and it is otherwise clean. If they have a list of prior felonies, right or wrong on this one, they still reaped what they sowed

Anonymous said...

agree with 12:40

Anonymous said...

100% of exonerations have come to people who were either associated with the crime or led a life that would have eventuallly led them to prison anyway. The fact that they've been in prison this whole time might have saved you or a family member from dying.

Anonymous said...

1:38, that rationalization is sick. And, frankly, unAmerican.

Anonymous said...

I as a white people are offended that you are accusing me of being stoopid because someone was fount to be innocent.

Anonymous said...

Hey folks, who's going to answer the question: If these guys didn't do it, what happened to the guy(s) who did? Every time we convict someone wrongly, that means the cops and prosecutors close the case and the real culprit goes free. That's kinda scary to me.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the "real culprits" have been found. I understand one of them is already in prison. His confession (and his implication of the other guilty party) is what led, in part, to the exoneration of the two innocent men.

Frankly, I'm somewhat disturbed that anyone could suggest that, while innocent of these crimes, the fact that they (the innocent men) might have committed other crimes, had they not been in prison, is justification for their incarceration.

Anonymous said...

i have to admit it is a bit refreshing to hear a lawyer speak of the failing legal system. Until a few years ago I innocently believed that the system was about facts, critical thinking and ultimate justice. I now realize it is about money and political aspirations for lawyers. A lawyer here in Decatur said it best "if you find justice at the courthouse it was a f*&king accident".

Anonymous said...

I haven't read the article but I am guessing this deals with two poor blacks from South Dallas and not 2 rich white boys from Highland Park. Once again proving that if you want to stay out of prison you have to pay the man. Lawyer fees are nothing more than legal extortion. Could any of you say (with a straight face)that actual care anything about your client beyond the balance in his bank account.

Anonymous said...

10:20 you sir are a dumbass.some lawyers just like to have their moment in the spotlight so they can say the word "nigger" in the courtroom without being crucified by the whole f'n country..

Double Dumbass Flee Bailey

Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure that everyone in prison is innocent and all those crimes just magically happened and no one is responsible for any of them....unless they are all committed by middle income white males in disguish.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure they did something wrong...