Mark Craighead, another victim of the justice system
Image: The Detroit News
Yesterday, I covered the story of Edward Taylor who spent many years in prison on the strength of nothing but a misinterpreted testimony of a small child. Today, the story of Mark Craighead came across my desk. Mr Craighead is a Michigan man whose conviction was recently vacated after it was discovered that the only evidence against him in the case involving a shooting death of his friend was a confession written not by him, but by a police investigator.
Once again: if you think matters like whether a person gets to spend the rest of their life behind bars or as a free person would get as thorough an analysis and as much attention as the society can possibly render. But facts speak that this picture is completely out of line with the actual facts on the ground. And, I must say, this is in line with the general standards of quality one can expect from many, if not most, government services. Perhaps it is time for us the citizens to become a lot less tolerant of our government "servants" and put them in a situation where they are actually held accountable for both their malice and their incompetence.
Edward Clayton Taylor, a victim of the justice system
@borepstein , 10 August 2022