Three days have passed since the release of the Baker/Chalmers report, which conceded that a Durham Police Department investigation led to the indictment of three innocent people, but essentially blamed the defense attorneys for the problem.
Even before the report appeared, the N&O excoriated the department, and the Chronicle has likewise expressed skepticism about the DPD’s work.
The Herald-Sun’s response to the report? Silence on the editorial page—perhaps unsurprising given the page’s seeming disinterest in prosecutorial misconduct over the past year. And editor Bob Ashley’s Sunday column concluded with the following line, “The signs are pretty clear that we have a lot to celebrate.”