RE: Herb Witlock and Randy Steidl case
AIRED: March 1, 2008
This show gave us viewers just another disgusting example of our corrupt legal system at work, as I know only too well having been incarcerated on Death Row for simply arranging a blind date.
How one man can be imprisoned and one not for the same crime, is totally absurd. This situation is a true double standard, just like the rich and famous getting a slap on the wrist while low-income minorities get the death penalty, as we have seen in many cases throughout the country. In this particular case, justice eventually prevailed but came many years too late. I hope that these two men will file a lawsuit against the State of Illinois to send a message to the police department who chose to listen to the statement of an admitted substance abuser, and refused to listen the Officer Mike Callahan, showing him no good deed goes unpunished.
Author, Death Row Madam