Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Virginia: Request

Geoff Dutton of the Columbus Dispatch has written an intriguing article about a man who was released from prison after serving 23 years for two rapes that he did not commit. DNA tests showed that Arthur Whitfield was innocent of the offenses for which he was convicted and identified the real attacker, a serial rapist tagged in a state computer database. After being rejected 14 times by a parole board, Whitfield is back on the "outside." But, technically, he is on parole and registered as a sex offender. While waiting for a pardon from Governor Timothy M. Kaine (D), Whitfield lost a job that he had held at a credit union for over two years because someone discovered he was a convicted felon. Dutton notes, however, that one of the victims has written the Governor a seven-page letter, asking that clemency be denied. Both victims insist the 53-year old Whitfield is guilty, although the prosecutor in his case and the state crime lab director feel otherwise. See complete story here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pardon these BORDER GUARDS, AND THEIR FAMILIES. THEY HAVE SUFFERRED ENOUGH, FOR THEIR INJUSTICES ALREADY FOR THIS LONG UNJUST INCARTERATION. THEIR FAMILLIES HAVE ALSO ENDURED THEIR SURFERING. PLEASE HAVE A JUST PRESIDENT OR JUST MAYOR OF THEIR STATE OR THE US CUSTOMS DEPT. JUSTLY COMPENSATE THEM BY THEIR IMMMEDIATE RELEASE.INVESTIGATE THE MEANS THAT CAUSED THIS INJUSTICE SO THAT IT NEVER AGAIN WILL OCCUR
FURTHERMORE FINSD OUT IF ANYONE WAS NEGLIGENT AND PROCEED JUSTFULLY SO THEY CAN NEVER AGAIN CAUSE SUCH AN INJUSTICE.

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