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Entries by David Protess from 04/2013

Costs Spiral in Police Torture Scandal

| Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago

Eric Caine was wary of man's best friend, but he took a job as a dog-walker because he needed the money. Besides, work was hard to come by for a 45-year-old just released from prison after 25 years -- even though he hadn't committed the crime.

Dual Personalities Emerge in Wrongful Conviction Cases

| Posted 04.09.2013 | Chicago

Law enforcement agencies across the country are increasingly reviewing old cases and proudly reporting their mistakes. Prosecutors have launched conviction integrity units in San Jose, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Lake County (IL), Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Race in Baseball: A Fan's Journey From Ebbets to Wrigley

| Posted 04.17.2013 | Chicago

The pregame ritual happened every spring between 1951 and 1956. I bounded down the stairs of my family's two-flat in Brooklyn, a leather mitt covering my left hand, and excitedly knocked on my grandparents' door. Ready to go, Pop?

Should the Boston Bomber Face Execution?

| Posted 04.23.2013 | Chicago

Should those killed and maimed in Boston be avenged by executing Tsarnaev after the authorities learn what they can from him (assuming he is found guilty)?