Belated Happy Birthday, Maurice, from the Detroit Police Chief!
Maurice Carter would have been 73 years old yesterday. It’s tradition that I put together some kind of a blog on his birthday. March 29 came and went, and so did any ideas for the blog page. Then, at a minute before midnight, the Detroit News published a great story! The Police Chief of City of Detroit is going to put forth a major effort to slow down wrongful convictions. It’s an article worth reading…a story that tells about Chief James Craig, and his meeting with Innocence Clinic people at the University of Michigan Law School. He pledged his full cooperation. This from a county whose system of justice has seemed seriously flawed over the years. This is huge! I say this because a lot starts with the cops. Let’s go back to the Maurice Carter case. It was action by crooked cops that got it all started in his case, and that led to Maurice spending 29 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Maurice and a buddy were questioned shortly after an incide