Wrongful convictions have become enough of a problem in the US that a new US Attorney unit is being developed to identify possible wrongful convictions. This is a significant development as this unit will be comprised of attorneys that would otherwise be seeking convictions as prosecutors. As the US Attorney for the District of DC said, “As prosecutors, our goal is not to win convictions, but to do justice,” Machen said in an interview before the formal announcement Friday. “This new unit will work to uncover historical injustices and to make sure that we are doing everything in our power to prevent such tragedies in the future.” Hopefully they will find success in this mission.
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