“Let justice be done, though the heavens fall.”

(Lord Mansfield)
‘Experts on criminology convinced an innocent man has been serving a life sentence for 20 years for his alleged role in notorious rape and killing in 1992

Police paid witnesses who gave critical evidence in a rape and murder case for which an apparently innocent man has been in jail for 20 years…’     source
I hate injustice with a passion. Without justice, there can be no liberty.
I don’t care if the victim of injustice is a scumbag–every time we shrug and look the other way when an injustice is committed because the victim of it is a less than admirable person, we whittle away our own liberties and the principles which are supposed to uphold them. Today, them. Tomorrow, us.

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One Response to “Let justice be done, though the heavens fall.”

  1. Darin says:

    People are railroaded here all the time by a criminally lazy police and prosecution system.
    There was one case a few years ago where a man had served 15 years for a crime he didn’t commit.Up until his conviction for murder he had not so much as a traffic ticket on his record.By all accounts he was law abiding.
    He happened to be in a store at the wrong time when some boys he went to the same school with were robbing said store.During the robbery a clerk was killed and when the police and prosecutor questioned them they all pinned the crime on the guy even though he was completely innocent.
    15 years he spent in prison before his case was investigated by chance by a group of college students.They determined that the district attorney’s office had offered plea deals to the other boys who actually did the crime in exchange for their testimony fingering the man as the shooter.

    The case was overturned,he was released and last I read had gotten a settlement of $110,000 per year for each of the 15 years he served.

    Every case that DA’s office had handled had to be gone back through for review.After doing so several cases had rulings overturned.And there in lays the damage,this type of misconduct by officials not only hurts the victims and the falsely accused,it also trashes the confidence in the system itself.

    A wise man once told me it is easier to keep a good reputation than it is to get rid of a bad one.