Back in 2006 I wrote about the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, a Texas man who was convicted and eventually executed for setting a fire that killed his two young children. Even then, forensic scientists were saying the fire investigators who claimed it was arson were using junk science to do so. Now it appears a key witness who testified that Willingham confessed while in prison was given a reduced sentence in return for that testimony.
So a man was put to death for a fire that was likely accidental and that he likely didn’t confess to because the legal system decided he must punished. That pretty much describes “justice” in America in general and in Texas in particular.