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a bum rap

proponents of the american justice system don’t spend too much time on stories about people getting let out of prison after being wrongly sentenced & subsequently festering for 25 years in one of society’s garbage cans as a direct result--- however, Mr. Michael Morton did just that. after being blamed for the 1986 murder of his own wife Christine & after being sentenced to life in prison, one wonders just where Mr. Morton would’ve ended up had this case been a capital case--- now, as a gag order is pondered by the court ready to debate the fate of the real culprit (as having been matched by DNA), one Mr. Mark Alan Norwood, this man gets handled with kiddie gloves because of the delicate nature of the case, that is, how the press would expose such flaws in the system as opposed to hiding it under the carpet & tucking it away, hoping that no one will ever know--- it’s impossible not to understate the fact that Morton got a bum rap, as even Andy Dufresne, the fictional character in King’s “The Shawshank Redemption,” got out in 20, after tunneling through the wall & crawling through the sewer. Judge Sid Harle said upon releasing Morton, “We don’t have a perfect system of justice. But we have the best system that is available in the world,” now, doesn’t that make you wish that there were better systems, or that this case would be brought to the attention of the american public with just a little more pizzazz than it is presently? as the next hearing comes on March 27th, the world should be watching instead of napping, because no one is innocent in an empire that allows for this kind of miscarriage of justice to occur, much less, to go unnoticed.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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