Sam Heie: Commentary on Raymond Santana

In Raymond Santana’s lecture given in the Lily Gallery, he described the process by which he and four of his childhood friends were falsely charged and prosecuted for crimes that they did not commit. I have seen movies, shows, and read articles about the Exonerated 5, but the personal touch that was added by Santana sent a more powerful message. He explained how their case is just one example of the skewed justice system that exists in America and it got me wondering how many other cases have been falsely tried as a result of implicit biases in the institutions of policing and justice.

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