Despite false convictions – Alford appeals used to preserve DA conviction stats

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Would you choose: 1) immediate freedom as a murderer, or 2) call the DA’s bluff, refuse the deal, and pray for DNA? In this one, the DNA was already on the table when the DA threatened a retrial. San Bernardino, CA DA Michael Ramos did the a similar trick in Bill Richards’ exoneration case 2 years ago.

https://www.propublica.org/article/what-does-an-innocent-man-have-to-do-alford-plea-guilty

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