Thursday, December 29, 2011

In cases where DNA evidence doesn't resolve questions of guilt or innocence, the innocent have a much tougher time being exonerated

All those DNA exonerations proved that our justice system is terribly flawed. As the DNA cases thin out, there are still likely innumerable cases where the innocent were convicted due to the same kinds of problems that plagued the DNA cases -- except that DNA evidence won't help resolve them.  In cases where DNA evidence doesn't matter, the innocent have a much more difficult time being exonerated.