TX - James Giles exonerated by DNA in '82 rape

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    Giles isn't alone. He's the 12th man in Dallas County to be exonerated by DNA evidence. There are more than 400 others there waiting for DNA tests, and even the district attorney there believes a large percentage of them may be innocent.

    "It's a new day in Dallas," said Dallas County's district attorney, Craig Watkins, after announcing Giles' release. Dallas County has a long history of tough-on-crime prosecutors and indifference to criminal justice protections that may have put hundreds of innocents in prison — or to death.

    Referring to the old mentality, Watkins added, "if you sent someone to jail who was possibly innocent, it was a badge of honor.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,267800,00.html
     
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