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Bronx DA Darcel Clark Bronx DA Darcel Clark.Photo: Rick Kopstein/ALM

Last week, Huwe Burton walked out of a Bronx courtroom an exonerated man, after having served 19 years in prison for the murder of his mother.  Arrested at age 16, Mr. Burton was convicted based chiefly on what he and his lawyers insisted was a coerced, and false, confession.  Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark touted her decision to vacate Mr. Burton’s conviction and “clear his name.”  This case, given its parallels to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s recent experience with disgraced Detective Louis Scarcella, should serve as a call to action for Ms. Clark.

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