Wednesday, December 11, 2013

What Took The Courts 30 Years?

I will never quite understand why it is that Justice is not only blind but also as slow as molasses trying to flow uphill on a bitter cold day in January. It seems there must have been a good amount of evidence, over those years, so that Stanly Wrice - convicted of a 1982 rape and sentenced 30 years ago - should have had his case reexamined by the courts. Wrice alleged that police beat a confession out of him. That may be with or without merit; however, others have been freed who made the same allegations against the same cops who worked under the Lt. John Burge. Now he is free and it will be up to the prosecutor to determine if they will attempt to retry him.

If Wrice remains free, and is not retried and convicted again, one has to wonder how he will adjust to life on the outside after having missed the developments of the past three decades. A lot has changed sine he went inside. Of course, he could have to face a new trial and could still be convicted all over again if the prosecutor's and police have a lot of physical evidence pointing to him as the rapist but it is difficult for me to fathom why police allegedly would have bothered trying to beat a confession out of him if such had been the case. If he ultimately remains free, let us hope it is because he actually did not do the crime as opposed to because of two police officers beating a confession out of a guilty guy to get him convicted; thus not only leaving Justice blind and slow but with dirty hands as well.

All the best,
Glenn  B

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