The following links explore various aspects of the same problem: a legal system/law enforcement that is less than adequately accountable.
The Price of a Life: New Yorker
Detectives buried documents: NY Times
Prosecutorial misconduct to the extreme: NY Times
Innocence on death row: NY Times
Courtroom prosecutorial misconduct:Â Arizona Republic
Soviet-style punishment for U.S.A. author: The Atlantic
PBS Frontline video: The Confessions
PBS Frontline video: The Plea
The story of Michael Morton: CBS 60 Minutes video
False confessions, police coercion, wrongful conviction. Provides an excellent explanation of why practical reasons prevent redress of injustice. From The New Yorker.
Widespread forensic errors in death penalty cases attributed to FBI. Washington Post
Huffington Post. Why bad New York cops get away with abuse.
Fresh doubts over a Texas execution. Washington Post.
Judges can override juries to impose death penalty. The New Yorker