Wrongful-Conviction Bill Gets Early OK in Texas House — 82nd Legislative Session | The Texas Tribune

Posted: April 23, 2011 by scaryhouse in Uncategorized

by Aziza Musa

The House got closer Wednesday to locking in measures to reduce the number of wrongful convictions in Texas, preliminarily passing a bill by Rep. Ruth McClendon, D-San Antonio.

The bill would create a nine-member commission to investigate cases of wrongful conviction. The commission would also write an annual report to identify the causes of wrongful convictions.

In Texas, DNA evidence has exonerated 43 people — more than in any other state.

McClendon said lawmakers cannot stand by and do nothing while innocent people are convicted of crimes they did not commit.

Under two separate and adopted amendments, the commission would not rule on the constitutionality of sentencing methods, like the death penalty, and would be subject to state open meetings laws, which allow the public to attend government hearings.

The commission would be named after Timothy Cole, who was posthumously exonerated after a 1986 wrongful rape conviction. Cole died in prison of an asthma attack in 1999.

State representatives voted 82-54 in favor of the bill.

via Wrongful-Conviction Bill Gets Early OK in Texas House — 82nd Legislative Session | The Texas Tribune.

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  1. frank says:

    These corrupt racist Chicago cops are trying to frame me for a man named Leonard Cox a 10 year convict male prostitute on welfare they knows its frame up he and his witness made fake police repoorts(they already know that for 4 years) and the crimes their framing me for are linked to this man including arson his friends burned a garage where I used to live all linked to this man.

    I cant find a lawyer to look at my evidence for over 2 years I have them for 12 broken federal laws making their frameup illegal.

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  2. frnk says:

    Chicago police have MOB setup, I dont have a criminal record a never been in to jail this is clearly a setup. The world stupdest frame up in history on a guy with a speeding ticket.

    I can prove it with a background check

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