If signed into law, House Bill 166 will create an independent commission to review cases of wrongfully-convicted Texans.
David Lee Wiggins, 48, had served 23 years in prison for the 1989 rape of a teenage girl when testing revealed DNA evidence did not link him to the crime.
How badly do we mess up when doing something as fundamentally human as using our eyes, words, and memories? In the case of some eyewitness IDs, very badly.
In the last ten years, DNA has exonerated 32 men from Dallas County.
Of the many things the first black district attorney of Dallas County is doing, none is more important than rethinking the concept of guilt and innocence.