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Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg
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Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg is a Part-Time Lecturer at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where she teaches a course on wrongful convictions. She is a proud union member of the Part-Time Lecturer chapter of AFT at Rutgers.

She worked at the Innocence Project from 2007-2015 as a Case Analyst. Before joining the Innocence Project Elizabeth worked as a journalist for several publications. She completed her B.A. at Rutgers University in 2001 and earned her Master’s degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2004. The views expressed here only represent her own.

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Welcome To The New Democratic Party

(2) Comments | Posted July 13, 2016 | 9:06 PM

The button worn proudly in Orlando by many Bernie Committee members. Photo Credit: Dorothy Nicole Bagg

This weekend in Orlando, Florida members of the Platform Committee met to help create the Democratic party's positions on a number of key issues. I was...

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Why New Jersey Needs Bernie Sanders

(4) Comments | Posted June 1, 2016 | 3:52 PM

Our country has fallen into a tailspin of poverty and inequality. In my home state of New Jersey our poverty rate is the highest it's been in 50 years. Since 1980, only New York and Connecticut have outpaced the growth of New Jersey's income inequality.

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Belynda Goff: Innocent and incarcerated on another Mother's Day

(4) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 7:46 PM

Belynda and her daughter, Bridgette

Today marks Belynda Goff's nineteenth Mother's Day as an incarcerated mother, serving a life sentence for a murder she did not commit.

In 1994 Belynda, then 32 years old, lived in...

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The Humanity of the Guilty: A Crime Survivor's Path of Forgiveness

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 11:40 PM

In my work as an advocate and writer, I've encountered countless men and women who are incarcerated for crimes they did not commit. There is a particular tragedy to these cases. It's the madness of not being believed and the cruel punishment inflicted for a crime you did not commit....

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Dear Governor Beebe: Please Bring Belynda Home for the Holidays

(3) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 1:50 PM


Dear Governor Mike Beebe,

I haven't had the honor of meeting you or the privilege of visiting your state. But I would like to bring a story to your attention that transcends geography, party affiliation, or just about any other...

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Ready, Set, Resist: New Jersey Families Defend Public Education

(2) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 10:07 AM

Last week, Newark students staged an all-night sit-in at the Newark Public School Advisory Board meeting in their continuing protests against state-appointed Superintendent Cami Anderson's One Newark plan. Under the plan, many schools will be closed, "renewed," or turned over to charters; a "renewed" school means...

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An Open Letter to Public School Teachers: We Apologize

(510) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 3:26 PM

Dear Public School Teachers,

We are sorry. On behalf of graduates of public schools, parents of children in public schools, those who value public education and teachers unions, we apologize. Your profession has been vilified, scapegoated, mined for profit, and deprofessionalized.

Earlier this year,...

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For My Teacher

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 12:51 PM

On December 29, 2013, I lost one of the greatest teachers I had -- my dad, Michael Greenberg.

My mom and dad met in 1962, and fittingly, their first date was a SNCC benefit concert at the Apollo Theater featuring Tony Bennett. My parents were two of the many unsung...

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Guilty Verdict in Dharun Ravi Case Only Compounds Tyler Clementi Tragedy

(438) Comments | Posted March 18, 2012 | 4:10 PM

Tyler Clementi's freshman year roommate, Dharun Ravi, has been convicted of invasion of privacy, bias intimidation, tampering with physical evidence (related to deleted tweets), witness tampering, and hindering prosecution or apprehension (lying to police). He faces up to 10 years in prison and possible deportation. While he has...

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Occupy The Criminal Justice System: From Stop-and-Frisk To Prison Cells

(40) Comments | Posted February 19, 2012 | 3:10 PM

On Monday February 20, actions will be occurring across the country in solidarity with the more than 2 million people locked in cages -- the incarcerated. Monday, is National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners.

"OWS is a struggle for human rights," said Jay Chiu, an activist...

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Profits And Punishment: The 99% And The Prison System

(15) Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 3:02 PM

We've witnessed protesters and reporters covering the Occupy Movement be subjected to indiscriminate arrests and police brutality. Tragically, harassment and abuse of people who are committing no crime is nothing new.

Just ask any New Yorker who has been the victim of Stop and Frisk, a New York Police Department...

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You Can't Evict a Movement: Occupy Wall Street Begins Occupy Your Block

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2011 | 10:21 AM

Somewhat serendipitously Occupy Wall Street kicked off its new campaign last weekend - a few days before the eviction -- called Occupy Your Block which declared:

The Occupy movement is more than a physical occupation. This movement is in each one of us; in our will and...

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The Ghost of Tom Joad Comes to Occupy Wall Street

(1) Comments | Posted November 2, 2011 | 11:18 AM

"I want to put a tag of shame on the greedy bastards who are responsible for this."

- John Steinbeck on The Grapes of Wrath

"Ever'body might be just one big soul,
Well it looks that a-way to me.
Everywhere that you look, in the...

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A Letter to Kim Kardashian: Why We Occupy

(94) Comments | Posted October 11, 2011 | 12:34 PM

Dear Ms. Kardashian (or is it Humphries now?),

Your wedding special aired on E! this week -- congrats on your marriage!

I'm not sure if you're aware of this -- I know you have so much going on -- but I thought you might want to know about...

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