The Merican ‘justice system’?
By Tom Carter
April 6, 2015
World Socialist Web Site
On Friday, Alabama prisoner Anthony Ray Hinton was released after spending 28 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. He spoke to reporters at a tearful press conference as he walked out of the Jefferson County Jail, joined by family members and the attorneys who had worked to secure his release.
Hinton denounced Alabama officials who fought tenaciously for years to secure his execution, when a simple forensic test would have proven his innocence. “When you think you are high and mighty and you are above the law, you don’t have to answer to nobody. But I got news for them, everybody who played a part in sending me to death row, you will answer to God,” Hinton declared.
Now 59, Hinton spent much of the past three decades in solitary confinement in a 5-foot by…
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