News 05.02.08

Dallas discussion continues on blogs, will be featured Sunday on “60 Minutes”

Coverage and conversation of James Lee Woodard’s release in Dallas has continued on the web, television and radio this week, as the American public has been shocked at the story of an 18th person cleared by DNA evidence in a single county. We’ve received dozens of emails from readers interested in getting involved to prevent more wrongful convictions from happening today. Read and comment on some of the blog coverage here:

Talk Left:

Dallas County Sets Wrongful Conviction Records

GritsforBreakfast:

Beyond the Iceberg’s tip: Dallas to extend innocence investigations beyond DNA cases

StandDown Texas:

Another Dallas County Exoneration

American Bar Association Journal:

18th Innocence Man Freed in 1 Texas County; Officials Vow Change

Texas State Sen. Rodney Ellis will hold a day-long Summit on Wrongful Convictions in Austin next Thursday.

More details on the summit here

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And CBS News’ “60 Minutes” will cover the Dallas County exonerations and Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins’ quest for “smart justice” on Sunday.

More here

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