6.25.2011

Center Of "The Thin Blue Line" Has Died


Long before DNA exonerations, there were reckless and/or crooked cops and prosecutors who caused the innocent to go to prison. One such man was Randall Dale Adams out of Dallas County who came within 72 hours of execution and spent over 12 years in prison.

Adams, the subject of the documentary The Thin Blue Line  (which is a must see by the way), has died. He had tried to live in obscurity and did a great job of it: The Dallas Morning News has discovered that he died last October.

10 comments:

el chupacabra said...

A quote from Adams I'll never forget: "The man you see before you is here by the grace of God. The fact that it took 12 and a half years and a movie to prove my innocence should scare the hell out of everyone in this room and, if it doesn’t, then that scares the hell out of me."

Anonymous said...

Off topic - And another
http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/Carrollton-Police-Arrest-Teacher-for-Improper-Relationship-with-Student

Tater Salad said...

That's our wonderful "JUSTICE" system at work....

Anonymous said...

That has always made me be very cautious of getting involved with other people. Be in the wrong place at the wrong time and the law can make you guilty, even if you are innocent. Guilty by the company you keep scares the hell out of me, so I keep to myself and family. If you lay with fleas you get fleas, I always say.

Anonymous said...

We have a bunch of crooks locally also that are still getting away with their good ole boy BS. Hope they get caught soon....

Anonymous said...

The day that the judge, jury, and prosecutor get locked up for convicting an innocent person is the day I believe the State is always right. Until that day, it's innocent until PROVEN guilty for me.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Usually the people who are wrongly imprisoned are incahoots with the actual assailant. The two goofballs in Ada Oklahoma were friends with the real killer.

I think we should do away with prison and let everyone be free.

Anonymous said...

I somehow see it hypocritical that a man who by his very occupation must have a moral vacuum finds it necessary to tell us how bad others have been or may be. Yea what happened to this guy was not right but you do the exact opposite every time you manage to clear someones name of DWI over some legal technicality when they have put others at risk. You hypocritical jackass.

Anonymous said...

Amen 3:12 Well said, They believe it,s o.k. for them to cross the line ,just to make them look good.

Anonymous said...

Tell me BG, when YOU were DA if you had a rape case involving a victim who was ABSOLUTELY sure of the identity of the man who raped her, would you ignore her and do nothing or prosecute? Lots of prosecutors had that exact situation before DNA. Some of the victims were wrong. But why do YOU always assume it was a crooked prosecutor and cop who caused it. Some were, but many of those exonerations simply highlight the weakness of an imperfect system. I don't understand why you are such a prosecutor basher on this blog but not in your real job.