Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Kent Scheidegger at Crime & Consequences links to and excerpts an article from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. From his commentary:
An important change in the public perception of capital punishment occurred about 15 years ago as stories of death row inmates being exonerated came to the surface. Foremost among these stories was that of Anthony Porter, who was close to execution when another man confessed to the murder. The truth was supposedly dug up by idealistic young journalism students who succeeded where the criminal justice professionals had failed.
The story was almost too good to be true for the anti-death-penalty movement. And now we know it likely was not true.