Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Troy Davis and the integrity of the legal system

Readers familiar with the Troy Davis case out of Georgia might wonder what I'm doing posting about this on a DUI blog.  Good question.  

For one thing, I focus on criminal defense in Illinois as well. For another, one of the great problems presented by DUI investigation and prosecution is a problem of general integrity in the legal system. 

Here we have just such a problem.  Seven of nine key witnesses have recanted their testimony?  When we, as a society, execute people, there must be no room whatsoever for doubt.  Even if Troy Davis is guilty in fact, and not just in law, this is a failure of our system of justice and a blight on it's integrity.

High court refuses to block Troy Davis execution  |