I missed this on 60 Minutes when it first air in March of this year. While most of the focus is on the methods used for working with eyewitness (which of course this case revolutionized), what struck me was the end of the first segment. When the victim, Jennifer, realizes that the man she thought had raped her had not, based on DNA evidence, she couldn’t really deal with it. She blamed herself for his loosing 11 years of his life. She felt guilty for praying that he would get raped in prison and die. She asked to meet him, Ronald Cotton, and he forgave her. She described his mercy and his grace.
If only we could have a little bit more of that mercy and grace in the world and a little less of the eye-for-an-eye attitude that seems to prevail.