Tuesday, 23 January 2007

Snowball in Texas

Snowball in Texas:

Emily Ramshaw has this article in the Dallas Morning News, entitled "Case reviews a hard sell in Texas," on efforts in the Texas legislature to create an "innocence commission" to investigate possible wrongful convictions.
"We probably have just as much of a chance as a snowball making it through hell," said Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, one of two lawmakers who have tried to establish an "innocence commission" to review cases in Texas. Several other states have started the commissions after a pattern of mistaken convictions.

"Most people aren't interested in the innocence of people, just the guilt. It's going to take a major embarrassment before Texas resolves these issues," she said.

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