"When guilty men escape, the law has merely failed. When an innocent man is condemned, it creates the very evil it was to cure, and destroys the security it was made to preserve."
Sir Samuel Romilly, House of Commons, 1820.
I have written about Ryan Ferguson before. He is a young man who was convicted of murder and he has been in prison for 9 1/2 years. I believe, along with many others, that he is innocent. You may read my posts about him here and here.
Today, the appeals court in Missouri ruled that Ryan Ferguson's convictions have been vacated. You may read the exact court documents here. The state of Missouri still could bring a new trial against Ryan, they have 15 days to do so. Let's hope that they will do the right thing and Ryan Ferguson will be released and be home with his family in time for Thanksgiving. (Nov.28th this year, it is always the 4th Thursday in November.)
Let's hope that soon, the word "Free" on the sign will be a description rather than a demand!