Our Badly Broken Justice System – Cases in Point – Part 1

And you think YOU had a bad day. Read this series by Phil Locke.

Wrongful Convictions Blog

From time to time, I become aware of cases that are particularly good examples of the flaws, problems, shortcomings, and injustices in our so-called justice system that I have been writing about here for the last 3 1/2 years. I thought I would highlight some of them for the blog.

As a backdrop to this series, I’d like to refer you to The Blaze article The American Nightmare: The Tyranny of the Criminal JusticeSystem by John Whitehead. Please also see our previous post Why I Think the US Justice System is Broken – and Why It’s Not Getting Fixed.

“Part 1” is the case of Ryan Madden in California.  This is what I think this case exemplifies:

1) Bad defense lawyering leading to a wrongful conviction and exclusion from the appeals process.

2) The fact that you can pay huge sums of money to a lawyer who…

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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