Ten Days in Jail -- for Stealing 25 Years from an Innocent Man

by Will

LibertyMinute November 11 2013

Michael Morton spent a quarter-century in prison for a murder he didn?t commit. Former Williamson County, Texas District Attorney Ken Anderson deliberately withheld exculpatory evidence during Morton?s trial. His successor in the prosecutor?s office, John Bradley, spent years obstructing attempts to conduct the DNA tests that eventually led to Morton?s exoneration.

By the time Morton was set free, the corrupt DA who had prosecuted him had become a District Judge.  Last week,Andersonwas forced to resign as judge and surrender his license to practice law. He was also required to spend ten days in jail as punishment for the crime of withholding evidence.

Ten days in jail is a sentence of the kind imposed for the most trivial misdemeanors. By imprisoning an innocent man,Andersoncommitted fraud upon the court, perjury, subornation of perjury, kidnapping, and torture. He should spend the rest of his life in prison, and surrender all of his assets to make restitution to his victim.

The trivial sentence imposed on Andersonillustrates the gap separating the privileged punitive class from the rest of society. Even more infuriating is the fact that Anderson is the first prosecutor to be punished in any way for wrongfully convicting an innocent victim.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. 

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