The Child Cases: Lessons From Canada : NPR ⇢

Lockyer says there was something else that was common among the people he has helped exonerate. “Most of the victims of Smith, if not all of them, were easy, easy marks,” says the attorney. “And Tammy was a good example of an easy mark. She was a young, single mother. She was impoverished, she was on welfare.”

Don’t be so sure this hasn’t happened in the U.S.  Maybe not on such a large scale, but certainly in case after individual case where prosecutors wanted convictions and poor defendants couldn’t fight back.

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