Sunday, February 15, 2015
Accomplice witness rule protects against false convictions
Grits fails to understand the logic behind state Sen. Joan Huffman's bill to eliminate the accomplice-witness rule - which requires corroboration to secure a conviction based on the testimony of an accomplice - in human trafficking cases. Have we not seen enough actual innocence cases in Texas without authorizing convictions based solely on the word of a member of a human trafficking ring? God knows none of those guys might ever have an incentive to lie in exchange for immunity.