Friday, April 27, 2007

What is it with North Carolina?

You need to watch The Trials of Darryl Hunt on HBO. It is a documentary about a man wrongfully convicted of a hideous rape/murder in Winston-Salem, NC. He spent 20 years in prison, and it turned out he was completely innocent of the offense. Mr. Hunt's case shows you what happens to poor (and often black) defendants in the criminal justice system. And it shows you what Mike Nifong was trying to do the the lacrosse players -- win at any cost. A shameful episode. Just watch it.