Thursday, September 4, 2014

Henry Lee McCollum; Leon Brown; Dahlia Lithwick writes about "A horrifying miscarriage of justice in North Carolina" - a case marred by, "Police who are incentivized to find any suspect quickly, rather than the right one carefully; false confessions elicited after improper questioning; exculpatory evidence never turned over; the prosecution of vulnerable, mentally ill, or very young suspects in ways that take advantage of their innocence rather than protecting it; prosecutorial zeal that has far more to do with the pursuit of victories than the pursuit of truth; and a death penalty appeals system that treats this entire screwed-up process of investigation and conviction as both conclusive and unreviewable." (Must, Must Read. HL);