There have been more than a dozen cases here of someone being convicted and but then a key witnesses against the defendant recanted. What's going on? Here's a case study that demonstrates that it might not be as simple as all that. Were the witnesses intimidated and threatened by gang lords to recant their testimony? Is their "newly discovered" innocence a shame?
It's by Martin Preib, author of Crooked City.
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