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July 17, 2001
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Why does it take so long to release people who are wrongly accused, and convicted in our justice system? I know the U.S.'s enforcement of justice isn't perfect, but... Sometimes it just makes me sick.
posted by Qambient (4 comments total)

 
...because the police and the justice system have a vested interest in perpetuating the belief that everybody that's convicted is actually guilty...
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 2:00 PM on July 17, 2001


This one is good. I especially love the quote in the story

It is not a story about evil cops setting out to frame an innocent man.

that precedes descriptions of the cops coaching the suspect in the details of his confession.
posted by rdr at 8:44 PM on July 17, 2001


Because you have people like this who are clogging up the system.
posted by yupislyr at 10:52 PM on July 17, 2001


There was no such regret, however, from former FBI Agent H. Paul Rico, who said Salvati's ordeal would "be a nice movie."

"Remorse — for what? Would you like tears or something?" he said. "I believe the FBI handled it properly."


He thinks 30 years in prison for a crime that Salvati didn't commit would make a nice movie.

I don't think anything else needs to be said.
posted by Ezrael at 1:22 AM on July 18, 2001


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