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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

"The Truth is Whatever It Is"

Senator Alex Villalobos, a Republican senator from Miami is pushing for a bill that will remove limits on DNA testing for inmates who request the tests.

Villalobos, a former prosecutor who saw "an overburdened justice system that encourages quick resolutions over jury trials. The innocent, he said, get swept up in the tide."

The Republican senator from Miami believes that widening the scope of DNA testing will provide another safeguard in the justice system.

"The truth is whatever it is," said Villalobos, "you can't mold it to your point of view." Villalobos went on to say that DNA testing has the power to prove guilt or innocence.

To read more about it, click here.

To read a national article from USA Today that discusses the power of DNA to prove both guilt and innocence in the cases of Roger Keith Coleman and Alan Crotzer click here.

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