California’s governor Jerry Brown needs to tell that to Kimberley Long and the remaining members of the #FreetheCA12 still in prison. Kimberley is a victim of exaggerated pathology confidence in determining a murder victim’s death. That’s all that was needed to convict her of. It was purposely narrowed to a time line advantageous to the prosecution. Another of the #CA12 is Bill Richards who faced the same forensically biased efforts of the San Bernardino Sheriff and District Attorneys Offices.
Here is a story of forced confessions and worse from the “Norfolk Four.” A new judge comments on their case is the above lede.
This latest article gives another story attesting to wrongful convictions. DNA was the only evidence that brought their case forward to relief. There are other cases of conviction just as erroneous that have no such biological “silver bullet.” Those people must face arbitrary interpretations of District Attorneys and appellate judges who in, disturbingly large numbers, consider wrongful convictions “someone else’s problem.” [NIMBY]
Other links to this case. Both have video.