By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter
Make no mistake about it, Alabama Legislature, you can’t fix what happened to Anthony Ray Hinton.
Not even with $1.5 million.
Not with all of the public apologies in the world.
You can’t take 30 years of a man’s freedom, charging him with a crime he didn’t commit, and then fix that wrong with some money and a few resolutions.
But it’s a damn fine start.
A proposal from Sen. Paul Bussman to make three payments totaling $1.5 million to Hinton is the absolute least we can do. It should really be a no-brainer, despite the ignorant pleas of an Attorney General, a finance department lawyer and a deputy AG who all seem unfamiliar with America’s system of innocent-until-proven-guilty justice.