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OVER THE PAST 25 YEARS, MORE THAN 74 MEN
HAVE BEEN EXONORATED AND FREED FROM
DEATH ROW.....SOME ONLY HOURS BEFORE
THEIR SCHEDULED EXECUTION. FOR EVERY 7
EXECUTIONS, ONE OTHER PRISONER ON DEATH
ROW (SOME FOR AS LONG AS SIXTEEN YEARS)
HAS BEEN FOUND INNOCENT..... IN ILLINOIS
ALONE, ALMOST AS MANY MEN HAVE BEEN
EXONORATED AS HAVE BEEN EXECUTED. DOES
THIS MEAN THAT OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM
WORKS? FAR FROM IT. RECENTLY,
JOURNALISM STUDENTS AT NORTHWESTERN
UNIVERSITY WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVING
THE INNOCENCE OF FOUR MEN, AWAITING
EXECUTION. NOT ATTORNEYS, NOT JUDGES,
NOT THE POLICE - BUT JOURNALISM STUDENTS.
.

THE COURTS HAVE LONG AGO GIVEN UP
CARING ABOUT GUILT OR INNOCENCE.
PROCEDURE AND PROCESS ARE THE NEW
STANDARDS. FORM OVER SUBSTANCE, AND
THE TRUTH BE DAMNED. THE AMERICAN BAR
ASSOCIATION HAS CALLED FOR A DEATH-
PENALTY MORATORIUM. MAKE THE
MORATORIUM A REALITY.

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