! It points out that rather than fighting for court appointments the US law makers should really focus on overhauling the entire justice system.
Convicted, Executed, Not Guilty - New York Times: "Mr. Conners, who knew Larry Griffin, saw the men who drove up and opened fire. He said Mr. Griffin was not one of the men. But he was never called, either by the prosecution or the defense, to testify at Mr. Griffin's trial. The key testimony was given by Robert Fitzgerald, a professional criminal who said he had witnessed the murder and identified Mr. Griffin as one of the shooters. Mr. Fitzgerald was in the federal witness protection program at the time. He had a number of felony charges pending and was an admitted user of heroin and speed.
A Missouri Supreme Court justice said of Mr. Fitzgerald: 'The only eyewitness to the murder had a seriously flawed background, and his ability to observe and identify the gunman was also subject to question.'