Kenneth Ireland Murder Case Wallingford CT
Yesterday and today, the top search terms for people coming to this blog have been various forms of "Kenneth Ireland Murder Case Wallingford CT", and my blog post, And Justice for All – Kenneth Ireland, Andrew Maio, and Sonia Sotomayer has been the most popular page.
Unfortunately, that blog post was written more about the judicial process and not specifically about the Kenneth Ireland case.
As a matter of fact, I don't know a lot about the case other than what you would read in the newspapers. I would have liked to get down to the court house in New Haven yesterday for the most recent development,but other work requirements got in the way.
For people looking for additional background information, I would encourage you to check out the Connecticut Innocence Project which is a division of the State of Connecticut Public Defender Services. I would also encourage you to read A Public Defenderby @gideonstrumpet. It is a great blog that raises many important issues on how we seek, or should seek, to make sure that justice is available to everyone.
Recently, there I heard a broadcast talking about the difficulties public defenders across the country are facing. It isn't enough just to have a lawyer stand up and defend a person falsely accused. The lawyer needs resources, investigators to gather information that will be used in the defense.
As we think about budget cuts in our state and around the country, we need to be careful and not cut funding for everyone seeking justice lest we find ourselves facing more cases like Kenneth Ireland in twenty years.