Morton says. "you do have to be afraid of the police. I was completely at their mercy." The same sounds true of prosecutors.
Will DNA testing stop wrongful convictions? Prosecutors are under tremendous pressure (or sense tremendous gain) from making someone pay for a crime, even if it is the wrong person but someone who seems out of touch with others. Circumstantial evidence and eyewitness testimony can be notoriously unreliable, when there is public outrage to make punish someone-- "mob justice". In 2012, there were a couple of films about the Central Park 5 and the West Memphis 3 (Movies, Dec 15, 2012 and Jan. 25, 2013).