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25 Dallas "Criminals" ID'd by witnesses are freed on DNA evidence


Gil Jesus
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Dallas DA Craig Watkins was interviewed on PBS Newshour last night. He

said that EVERY ONE OF THE 25 PEOPLE WHOSE CONVICTIONS HAVE BEEN

OVERTURNED BY DNA EVIDENCE WERE ORIGINALLY ID'd BY WITNESSES, just

like Oswald, bringing to question how much pressure was placed on

witnesses by Wade to ID "perpetrators" who were really not guilty of

the crimes they were accused of.

Here's the transcript of the interview:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/jan-june11/texascase_01-04.html

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Dallas DA Craig Watkins was interviewed on PBS Newshour last night. He

said that EVERY ONE OF THE 25 PEOPLE WHOSE CONVICTIONS HAVE BEEN

OVERTURNED BY DNA EVIDENCE WERE ORIGINALLY ID'd BY WITNESSES, just

like Oswald,

Once again a big thank you to Gil Jesus. I nominate Craig Watkins for MAN OF THE DECADE.

If you look at the 25 wrongfully convicted individuals out of Dallas County, we can focus on one area, not just science, but the fact that eyewitness identification and the way it had been used in the past is flawed.

Every one of these individuals that were wrongfully convicted were identified by a victim or a witness, and those identifications were wrong.

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