“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.” But, what if there is still doubt?
As of January 2011, 266 people, previously convicted of serious crimes in the United States, had been exonerated by DNA testing since 1989. The Innocence project estimates 200,000 innocent people are presently behind bars in the United States. How many of them are innocent?
Think about the thousands of people who are wrongly convicted each year, or those who will die as a result of wrongful convictions. Get ANGRY! Now, channel that anger toward changing the system. Get involved.