It is disappointing that these wrongly accused folks are now supposed to just
resume their lives without any compensation for all that they have endured in
what was an incredible miscarriage of justice. It is gratifying that they are no
longer wrongly incarcerated, but how do people recover from such experiences? I
hope their support group will help them move on.
The justice system is pathetic when it comes to policing their own. Such an
abuse of power!Making the grand jury so sacrosanct that it cannot be
questioned opens it to extreme abuse, as in this case. Shame on those involved.
I watched the Dateline episode about this. I think the two things that hit me
the most about this was: (1) The detective, even after finding out he was wrong,
had no remorse and said that he could "put it behind me". That's
pretty scary when you think about it, how someone with such power can make
someone guilty (essentially) and not bat an eye when he came inches from ruining
two people's lives. (2) No matter what, lawyer up always. You know you
are innocent so what do you have to hide? They can get you to say things and
you will always have something that won't jive. If anyone says otherwise,
just look at this case. Oh, one more thing. All this happened to the couple
because they were simply bringing a pie over to the dad. Kind hearted simple
folks almost ruined - and abandoned by their own family members.