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Thursday, December 05, 2002

Stupid Videos

Why haven't I seen this before? What a terrific site; watch "Cat on a Pole". Then watch it again.
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A Test the New York Justice System Failed. The system failed in the Central Park jogger case, in which prosecutors requested removal of the convictions, and in ways that cannot be made right. By Jim Dwyer. [New York Times: NYT HomePage]
Yes, those who were convicted were not choirboys. But they were forced to confess to crimes they didn't commit. They served time for crimes they didn't commit. Meanwhile, the person who actually committed this brutal crime went on to commit others. It's hard to come up with a worse indictment of a "justice" system. Pressured by a revolted public and a sensational and judgmental press to get a conviction, any conviction, the rush to convict makes the guilty and the innocent both contemptuous and untrusing in the justice system. I remember all the outraged editorials from the time condeming these youths and drawing all kinds of dire conclusions about our society. Long after this is "corrected" those dire conclusions are even worse than they were then.
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