Sunday, December 21, 2008
I mentioned Fort Sumter in my blog about A Forgotten Place. I took this last summer with my son on one of our Father/Son weekends. These are the cannons that fired the first shots of the Civil War. They are a grim reminder of what once was. Regrettably some things time has not healed. This article about wrongfully convicted and then exonerated Darryl Hunt appeared in today's local paper. The interview itself is an interesting look into his life now. The comments that follow are horrendous. I would mention that a DNA test proved his innocence. While he may have been a troubled teen, nothing justifies a conviction based on the idea that he was just as good as any other to convict. I find it interesting that he does not come across as bitter or angry towards those that convicted him. Compare this to the attitudes of the authors of the comments.
HBO Special on Darryl's story.
The Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice