Thursday, November 02, 2006

Justice for Dennis Counterman. Sort of.

Dennis Counterman is finally a free man. He absolutely deserves to finally be free and no one can question his decision to take a plea.

I can't help but feel a bit melancholy, though, that Dennis was forced to plea to charges for a crime that never happened. The Lehigh County DA had him over a barrel, knowing full well that prosecutors could manipulate the facts again to win a conviction, and Dennis and his attorneys certainly could not trust the justice system after what has happened to him for the last 18 years.

You come here looking for justice and that's what you find. Just us.

Morning Call op-ed: Counterman case highlights death penalty problems
CounterPunch, Joey DeRaymond of Lehigh Valley Committee Against State Killing: A case of injustice in Pennsylvania

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