ADMITTING A MISTAKE….TalkLeft has the story today of a prosecutor who’s now convinced he made a mistake 25 years ago and is fighting to free a pair of men who were convicted of killing a nine year old girl.

There are a lot of people who could learn a lesson from this. Everyone makes mistakes, and there’s no dishonor in admitting it. Quite the opposite.

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