Guilt of Innocence

31 07 2012

Tallahassee, Florida


Exonerated Fla. man charged in recent shooting

The attorney for a Florida man who was exonerated of rape after spending 24 years in prison says new attempted murder charges against his client are “bizarre” and “inconsistent.”

Alan Jerome Crotzer is accused of shooting into a car that he was driving alongside Sunday in Tallahassee, wounding Antoine Davis in his arm and leg.

The 51-year-old Crotzer was compensated by the state more than $1 million after DNA evidence and other information convinced prosecutors that he didn’t commit the rape. He has since been an advocate for wrongfully convicted inmates.

Crotzer is currently being held without bond. His attorney, Thomas Powell, says he has not yet had time to discuss the charges with Crotzer, but he plans to file a plea of not guilty.

That’s the other side of the coin to the issue of wrongly convicted and later exonerated and released inmates.  Most of them just so happen to be innocent of the crime in question, but they’re generally not innocent people in general.  Of course this doesn’t justify wrongly convicting people of crimes they didn’t do.  But let’s not make them saints, either.

The more common outrage is the cops knocking back the wrong house in a raid and killing completely innocent people.



It's your dime, spill it. And also...NO TROLLS ALLOWED~!

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