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Video: Man, wrongly imprisoned for 27 years, sings National Anthem before Rays game
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| July 19, 2012
| Dayn Perry
Posted on 07/20/2012 9:32:56 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
So this is very cool. William Dillon was sent to prison for murder at the age of 21 and spent the next 27 years behind bars. The only problem is that Dillon didn't commit that murder, as was later proved, thanks in large part to the necessary work of the Innocence Project.
Dillon, though, doesn't seem to be consumed by bitterness (which would be thoroughly understandable). Rather, he's making the most of his newfound freedom. For instance, he asked to sing the National Anthem before a Rays game, and on Wednesday night that wish was granted ...
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Sang beautifully and handsome to boot !
posted on 07/20/2012 9:38:05 AM PDT
Don't know if there's any connection to DNA here but assuming there is..Barry Scheck and I partially agree and partially disagree on the general subject of DNA.I believe it's excellent for several reasons...it lessens the chances of a truly innocent person being convicted of a particular crime *and* it lessens the chances of a truly guilty person getting away with a particular crime.It also increases the chances of a one who was wrongly convicted of a crime (it can happen) of being vindicated.
OTOH,Scheck only likes it because it can keep people out of prison and can get someone out of prison.
posted on 07/20/2012 9:43:25 AM PDT
by Gay State Conservative
(Poor Barak.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
the bitterness was probably during his time in, now he has been vindicated, God FINALLY answered his prayers, coulda been a little more timely there, Heavenly Father
posted on 07/20/2012 9:53:55 AM PDT
( My heroes have always been cowboys)
posted on 07/20/2012 10:17:21 AM PDT
(Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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