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When miscarriages of justice occur, prosecutors must answer for actions

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.... On the skimpiest evidence he charged a 19-year-old man with multiple counts of child rape. That may not be the worst of it; there are indications he may have played fast and loose with trial rules in order to get a conviction. Although Ford denies he did anything wrong, trial records suggest the defense attorney was unaware of significant exculpatory evidence held by the prosecution. In an atmosphere of homophobia and hysteria, the defendant, an openly gay teenager named Bernard F. Baran Jr., didn't stand a chance. Convicted, he spent 21 years in prison for crimes he didn't commit....

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Comment by John Redman
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Why in Hell is Baran's photo posted instead of the two criminals implicated? Protecting anyone anyone ???

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