Posted: April 5, 2008 by scaryhouse in Uncategorized

Innocent until proven guilty.

  1. Eyes Open and Wide Awake says:

    “What to do about eyewitnesses who get it wrong,” by Stephen Chapman Chicago Tribune May 15, 2002

    “Eyewitness identifications are certainly most conspicuous in erroneous capital convictions. The Center on Wrongful Convictions at the Northwestern University School of Law looked at 86 death-row inmates who were cleared and found that faulty eyewitness identifications played a role in more than half of them–making them ‘by far the most ubiquitous factor.’ More troubling, in 38 percent of these cases, eyewitness testimony was the sole evidence against the accused.”


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