James Owens is angry.
"I get pissed off every time I think about this," the 53-year-old from Southeast Baltimore declares, sitting at a conference table in his lawyer's office. "I don't trust the cops," he says, his glasses only slightly shielding the fury in his eyes, a thin mustache punctuating his vehemence. "Never have, after this happened, and I never will. I hate them."
Looking at Owens, hearing his Baltimore accent stridently utter those words, it's clear he's simply telling it like it is. Twenty years in prison before being cleared of a murder conviction will make a man mad.
But Wendell Griffin, a 62-year-old also...