Do TV Crime Shows Influence DC Murder Acquittals?

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A15851-2003Sep15.html Washington, D.C. homicide prosecutors have failed to win convictions against 11 of the 15 people who stood trial for murder this summer, the Washington Post reports. The acquittals came in a variety of slayings. Before the recent string, the U.S. Attorney's office, which prosecutes felonies in the capital, had a conviction rate above 80 percent. In each case, the killer is almost certainly walking free, more than likely on the streets of a . . .

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