Monday, July 28, 2008

Why justice delayed is justice denied

As my friend comments from across the room, better before than after. Still.

1 comment:

mfheadcase said...

28 men convicted of a crime they didn't commit, dishonorably discharged,in part because the prosecutor hid exculpatory evidence.

And they wait until all but one of the men are dead before doing anything?

A DD can screw with someone's life as badly as a felony conviction. And Snow was recently paid $725 in recompanes for his year in military prison.

I REALLY hope that was a typo, and the writer or editor left off the trailing three to six zeroes.

The Army screwed these men so hard their grandchildren probably still walk funny, and all they get are 27 posthumous and one barely pre-death honorable discharges? Oh, and a "we're sorry."

Being black men the middle of the 20th century, their lives would not have been easy in any set of circumstances... but the Army prosecutors and judges made them even more difficult for the sake of expediency, cleaning up after the murder of a POW in the quickest way.