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At least The Doors are off the hook

Late last year, outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist initiated pardon proceedings — granted in December — excusing now-deceased singer Jim Morrison of The Doors for his 1969 indecent-exposure conviction in Miami Beach.
However, Crist has ignored petitions from still-living, still-incarcerated convicts who almost certainly suffered unfair prosecutions.
Orlando Sentinel crusader Scott Maxwell has reported on several dozen people convicted in part by trainer Bill Preston’s dogs, who supposedly tracked crime-scene scents through water and other obstacles, sometimes months later and despite much site contamination, directly to the defendant on trial. Judge after judge permitted Preston’s “expert” testimony until one demanded ...

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