Here's one of those stories that the MSM has failed to adequately cover. I read about it in Bob Herbert's column in the New York Times, but you need to be a subscriber to read it there, so here's a link to a different site: http://politikaerotika.blogspot.com/ It's the second column on the page, called "Gary Tylerâ€™s Lost Decades," and these excerpts here do not do justice to the column: ... There is no longer any doubt that the case against the teenager, Gary Tyler, was a travesty. A federal appeals court ruled unequivocally that he did not receive a fair trial. The Louisiana Board of Pardons issued rulings on three occasions that would have allowed Mr. Tyler to be freed. But this is the South and Mr. Tyler was a black person convicted of killing a white. It didnâ€™t matter that the case was built on bogus evidence and coerced witnesses, or that the trial was, in the words of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, â€śfundamentally unfair.â€ť Mr. Tyler was never given a new trial and the pardon board recommendations were rejected by two governors. ... Now consider this, because it will tell you all you need to know about racial justice in the South. A 19-year-old black man named Richard Dunn was shotgunned to death as he was heading home from a benefit dance in support of Mr. Tyler at Southern University in New Orleans in 1976. A white man, Anthony Mart, was arrested and convicted of shooting Mr. Dunn from a passing car. Gary Tylerâ€™s current attorney, Mary Howell, ruefully explained what happened to Mr. Mart for the cold-blooded killing of a black stranger: He was sent to prison for life but was pardoned and freed after serving about 10 years.