Joyce Milgaard ‘delighted’ by report recommendations (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2008/09/26/reaction-milgaard.html?ref=rss) (Sep 26, 2008)
“The call for a new agency in Canada to review alleged cases of wrongful conviction was enthusiastically endorsed Friday by the central figures in the David Milgaard saga.
“Milgaard was convicted in 1970 of the murder of Gail Miller in Saskatoon and spent 23 years in prison. He was eventually cleared in the case, in part because of DNA evidence, and another man was convicted.”
I hope the report recommends more than a new independent body which I would be skeptical about. I think that part of the real answer is creating a completely different new system which empowers *everyone* – one that *anyone* can use to challenge any decision made by courts or government. Also, individuals responsible for wrongful convictions should be held responsible – there is no perfect system – there are only people willing to speak up and hold abusers in positions of power responsible.
September 27th, 2008