Modern Day Lynching
Anyone listen to Morning Edition on NPR today? What an effed up story about being wrongfully accused of rape.
1985: Young, white Texas Tech girl is raped by chain-smoking black man. Cops arrest young, asthmatic, non-smoking black man with a rock solid alibi.
Young woman is convinced this is the guy. Prosecutors and Jury are too and Timothy Cole goes off to prison.
Another inmate hears him crying about his wrongful sentence. The other inmate is THE real rapist (Jerry Wayne Johnson). He waits 10 years until the statute of limitations runs out to confess.
1995: The Lubbock, TX DA and District Court ignore his confession. Meanwhile, Cole has passed out twice and been revived at hospitals due to the inadequacy of care for his asthmatic condition.
1999: Cole is found unconscious. He dies before getting to the hospital.
2007: Lubbock, Texas DA and courts finally test DNA and prove Cole was not the rapist.
2009: 2 YEARS AFTER the DNA proof, Lubbock still HAS NOT exonerated Cole!