Opinion: How Can We Ignore DNA Evidence, Asks Ex-FBI Director

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In an opinion piece in the Washington Post, former FBI Director William Sessions writes:

“With 137 post-conviction DNA exonerations now on the books in the United States, I am increasingly concerned about recent news stories that suggest a growing resistance on the part of prosecutors across the country to allow post-conviction DNA testing, even in cases where there is strong evidence of innocence.

“There are always reasons — time, money, bureaucratic obstacles — that something cannot be done. But when it comes to justice and fairness, those reasons are just excuses. Prosecutors not only have a professional duty to seek the truth, they have a moral responsibility to respond to the DNA no-match rate.”

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37776-2003Sep19.html

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