Monday, August 31, 2009

"I have been persecuted for twelve years for something I did not do."

Last week I linked to a Chicago Tribune piece, which detailed the results of investigation conducted by a fire scientist hired by the Texas Forensic Science Commission who concluded that Cameron Todd Willingham was almost certainly executed for a crime he did not commit. For more detail about Willingham's case, and the shoddy science and quack psychiatry that led to his death, I strongly suggest reading this New Yorker piece, "Trial By Fire." You can only hang your head in despair at the thought that Willingham is certainly not the only person sent to death by pseudo-science in the last several decades.

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