Watching Eight Belles finish second in the Kentucky Derby and then be euthanized was tragic. The current outcry over racing's safety is very healthy; Thoroughbred racing must do a better job of training and protecting these majestic animals.
But watching 60 Minutes last night was much more disturbing. The segment about the Dallas County prosecutor's record of erroneous convictions was heartbreaking. James Woodward was the focus. Woodward is a 55 year-old man who spent 27 years in a Texas prison for a rape he always contended he did not commit. Last week, DNA evidence proved he was right.
Here are my thoughts about reactions to these two things.