Every now and again, the criminal justice system breaks down and fails to produce a fair and true judgment. When the appeals process fails to correct this injustice, it falls to the chief executive of a state to step in. In Virginia, there is overwhelming evidence that this is one of those times.See story here.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
In an Editorial today, the Washington Post is calling on Virginia Governor Tim Kaine to pardon the Norfolk Four. It reports "four former Virginia attorneys general, from both parties" and two former FBI agents speaking "on behalf of themselves and 28 other retired agents who studied the case" have concluded the convictions were "a tragic mistake." Says the Post: