Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Life Is Unfair

What has long set me off more than other things is a sense of injustice. Obviously I'm me so perceived injustices to me tend to matter quite a bit, but it's difficult for me to even think about this kind of thing. It gives me a sick feeling inside.

A Dallas man who spent more than 27 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit was freed Tuesday, after being incarcerated longer than any other wrongfully convicted U.S. inmate cleared by DNA testing.

There are two bits to this kind of injustice. One is that you've put an innocent man in jail for a very long time. That sucks. The other is that the actual perpetrator of the crime is walking free. That sucks too.