If someone is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, you should not have hundreds or even thousands of people who don’t agree.
How about giving the grand jury the power to order a retrial?
How about appeal court judges be required to take a competence test occasionally?
I would suggest a test where they are given set of appeals (with the names removed), and be required to pick the cases where the appellant subsequently turned out to be innocent.
I think such testing might also help them recognise “reasonable doubt” more effectively.
Mostly nowadays I try to retain my cool. But for a laugh, here I am totally losing it during a press conference County Attorney Bill Montgomery gave where he defended the State’s only witness against Debra Milke, who was sent to death row for more than 20 years as a result of Armando Saldate’s perjury:
I am happy to report that Debra Milke was finally exonerated on 17th March 15, 2015 🙂