Convicting the Innocent

Posted: April 5, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Lawyers and Hollywood have know this forever. Juries are now coming around.

Amplify’d from

Petro lays
out what he says are the myths about the system, and they are:

Myth 1:
Everyone in prison claims innocence.

Myth 2:
Our system almost never convicts an innocent person.

Myth 3:
Only the guilty confess.

Myth 4:
Wrongful conviction is the result of innocent human error.

Myth 5:
An eyewitness is the best testimony.

Myth 6:
Conviction errors get corrected on appeal.

Myth 7:
It dishonors a victim to question a conviction.

Myth 8:
If the justice system has problems, the pros will fix them.




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