Martin Preib

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Finally, Tribune Demands Investigation in Porter Case...

After years of ignoring all the evidence that the biggest wrongful conviction case in the state's history is a fraud, the Chicago Tribune finally endorses a special prosecutor for the case.

That's a step in the right direction, but there are still clearly alarms in the Tribune editorial. This is about the third or fourth time a Tribune piece has asserted that the facts are now so muddled in the case that possibly the truth will never be known.  

Is this the Tribune throwing up their hands as a way of ignoring their own culpability in the case? Is this a way for them to shield Northwestern University for letting David Protess conduct such fraudulent investigations?

 It's all too complicted. We'll never truly know...

And, of course, who will the prosecutor be?

Stay tuned...