Tuesday, February 3, 2015

David Bain: Columnist Mike Hosking gets to the heart of why David Bain must be compensated for his wrongful conviction (largely due to flawed forensic science) - and the 13 years he spent behind bars. "What's more important is that we do the right thing." New Zealand Herald. (I couldn't agree more. Well said. HL);

COMMENTARY: "Mike Hosking: Lets do the decent thing by David Bain," by Mike Hosking, published by the New Zealand Herald on January 29, 2015.

SUB-HEADING: "He was found not guilty and should get millions for his 13 years in prison."

GIST: "But forget the lawyers and advice and the politics for a moment. Forget the weird cabinet rules about guilt and innocence and  just focus on this.  David Bain was found not guilty after being inside for 13 of the most potentially fruitful and productive years of his life. He is owed something. Our best way of putting that right is with money, its crude but it works. He is owed millions. How many?   In a way it doesn't matter. What's more important is that we do the right thing. What's more important is that we sort this out once and for all."

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