Kyosuke: Lucky for them they don't live in Texas./Texan
EdNortonsTwin: If I was innocent, I would be pissed off. These guys look happy!
TheShavingofOccam123: Subby, you're a cruel, wee bastard. You belong in prison for that kind of cruelty. With closed-caption TV running 24 hour replays of Arizona Cardinals football games. And toothpicks in your eyes to keep them open.
grimlock1972: TheShavingofOccam123: Subby, you're a cruel, wee bastard. You belong in prison for that kind of cruelty. With closed-caption TV running 24 hour replays of Arizona Cardinals football games. And toothpicks in your eyes to keep them open.I am prety sure that would fall under the heading of cruel and unusual punishment,
SirEattonHogg: Duke_Leto_atredes:Send them to Detroit!//go nuttinAnd to that I say, [insert random Robocop quote][www.blastr.com image 550x370]
Langdon_777: EdNortonsTwin: If I was innocent, I would be pissed off. These guys look happy!Yeah but after that amount of time I recon you have just given up on truth & justice and just probably even dreams of freedom. So its understandable why you just want to get out and avoid all justice systems for the rest of your life. They would be pretty broken really.
Sail The Wide Accountancy: " The witnesses identified the gunmen who killed Karey as black. The Highers brothers are white. "So that's it? 25 years later, a witness comes forward and says, "A black guy did it." And whatever evidence the prosecution was able to present during the original trial is dropped? What am I missing here? Or will the, "I saw a black guy do it." defense be admissible in murder trials from here on out?The witness didn't even see the "black guy" do it. He just saw some black people with guns."I can remember it as if it was yesterday. It was almost up to my head," Hielscher told the Free Press last year. The gunman said, "Get the f--- out of here," he recalled.Hielscher said he and his friend ran around the corner of the house toward the car where their other friends waited."I heard a gun go off," he said. "Once I got in that car, we got the hell out of there."I mean, I'm all for new evidence and I'm for much less strict sentencing for crimes but...I don't know
MechaPyx: Kyosuke: Lucky for them they don't live in Texas./TexanYeah they are. Stuff like this is why I'm not a fan of the death penalty. Our justice system makes too many mistakes.
R.A.Danny: Detroit just won the World Series in *looks up Detroit World Series*Damn I'm old.
rwfan: R.A.Danny: Detroit just won the World Series in *looks up Detroit World Series*Damn I'm old.I was going to ridicule subby: ha ha ha subby, you forgot about when Kirk Gibson... oh shiat, was it really that long ago?
Daedalus27: Assuming they are innocent, they are facing a horrible future. Twenty five years without working or developing any skills and lost opportunities for a family, children, and developing friends and hobbies. They are being let out into a depressed community and have limited job prospects and facing a long life working as they have no retirement. Sure, being free from state custody is wonderful, but they are being thrown into a world that is vastly different and lack any resources to build a life.
Daedalus27: Sure, the prosecution could put on a new trial. The problem is 25 years have passed and all the witnesses (assuming they are available for a trial) memories are probably fuzzy and difficult to believe. Add in another fuzzy statement saying a black person did it and there is reasonable doubt built into any new trial. Given 25 years is a long sentence for a single murder in many locations, they have already served a sentence that would be a penalty for the crime. Why waste the time and effort of a new trial to put people who have already served 25 years for a crime back on trial when they may be released on parole anyway next week?
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