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A just and fair society requires that its citizens engage in continuous self-examination, to recognize injustices and acknowledge imperfections. To those that argue against DNA testing on expenses, I would ask: if you were incarcerated on erroneous evidence, would you avail yourselves of the Innocence Project and DNA testing?
I recently witnessed a theft in my neighborhood and provided an eyewitness account to the police, including working with a police sketch artist. I can attest to the difficulty in recounting the most basic specifics of incident as time went by. I was surprised and disturbed by my shifting memories. After that experience I will always question and certainly would not want it to be the sole evidence in considering someone else's guilt or innocence.
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