When being innocent—not having done anything wrong—is insufficient, you know that our government is seriously out of whack. The earlier one was a man convicted of murdering his family by setting a fire, and experts pointed out the flaws in the forensic analysis that (wrongly) led to the conclusion the fire was arson. And, of course, think of all the death-row inmates exonerated by DNA evidence or finding that the prosecution simply lied.
Jordan Smith writes of the upcoming execution of another innocent:
Kevin Gannon, a retired detective sergeant with the New York Police Department, spent just 10 minutes looking at official documents related to the case of Rodney Reed — slated for execution in Texas on March 5 — before concluding that something was very, very wrong.
It was October 2014 and Gannon was working as part of a three-cop team featured on the A&E channel true-crime show Dead…
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