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Limiting DNA testing and denying justice to victims

July 22, 2009

When I became more aware of wrongful convictions I was urged to read a book called “Surviving Justice, America’s Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated”
– edited by Lola Vollen and Dave Eggers. If you think that wrongful
convictions only happen to those who are of the criminal ilk you would
be wrong. After reading this well researched book you realize that “by
the grace of God go I.” No one is immune from the common occurrence of
a witness misidentifying an innocent man or woman after a crime has
been committed. That is the number one reason why innocents are behind
bars for crimes they did not commit: faulty witness identification.

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