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The Good Cops Working To Free Innocent Prisoners

www.takepart.com | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact

Is there common ground between law enforcement and the Innocence Project? You bet there is! I’m standing on it, and the Innocence Project is very...

School Sues Woman Over False Rape Accusation

AP | Posted 04.13.2013 | Crime

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The Long Beach Unified School District is suing a woman who falsely accused a former high school football star of rape in hopes ...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York
Len Berman

Yesterday was the NHL trade deadline. The Rangers shipped the underperforming Martin Gaborik to Columbus for three players.

Exonerated Football Player Makes It To The NFL

AP | CHARLES ODUM | Posted 04.03.2013 | Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — Brian Banks said signing with the Atlanta Falcons is his second-biggest accomplishment. The biggest was Banks' exonera...

Will Pol's Criminal History Keep Him From Being Seated In Legislature?

Detroit Free Press | Posted 03.09.2013 | Detroit

LANSING -- When the state Legislature convenes Wednesday, one new member could face a challenge to being seated. Brian Banks, a Harper Woods Democr...

Football Player Exonerated Of Rape Charges Talks Forgiving His Accuser And Moving On

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 12.05.2012 | Black Voices

After serving more than five years for a crime he did not commit and having his dreams of a professional football career snatched away from him, Brian...

New State Rep. Has A Criminal History

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Brian Banks, an eight-time convicted felon, emerged victorious at the polls Tuesday in the race for Michigan's new 1st district state House seat, winn...

8-Time Felon Running For State Rep. Is In Trouble With The Law Again

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.02.2012 | Detroit

Brian Banks, an ex-felon running for state representative in Michigan's first district, has told voters he's turned his life around, but recent procee...

David Sands

Ex-Felon Politician's Campaign Website Scrubbed Of Law Firm Employment

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 10.03.2012 | Detroit

The website for state House candidate Brian Banks makes no mention of him working at a metro Detroit law firm, but that's not what it said last week. ...

State House Candidate Is Trying To Put His Past Behind Him

Posted 09.28.2012 | Detroit

Brian Banks is one politician who isn't running on his record -- at least not his criminal one. The Democratic candidate for Michigan's 1st House ...

Brian Banks' False Start

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Sports
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

I don't know if Brian Banks is going to end up in a Seahawks uniform. The jury, as they say, is still out and he's trying out with other teams. But I do know this. I'm extremely proud of my Seahawks, Coach Carroll and most of all, Brian Banks.

WATCH: Woman Admits False Rape Accusation On Camera

Posted 06.09.2012 | Los Angeles

Brian Banks, a former Long Beach high school football star who was recently exonerated of rape charges, owes his innocence to a private investigator n...

Why Do Innocent People Plead Guilty?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.29.2012 | Crime
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Roughly 20 percent of those that have been exonerated confessed to the crimes with which they were charged. Most involved persons who had actually gone to trial, but we have no way of knowing how many entered guilty pleas through bargains and never appealed as a result.

Falsely Accused Ex-Football Star Wants Money From State

AP | Posted 05.27.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- A former high school football star whose rape conviction was thrown out this week plans to file a claim against the state but will not ...

Secret Recording Was Key To Rape Exoneration

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 07.25.2012 | Los Angeles

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Now that Brian Banks has been exonerated of a rape conviction that put him in prison for five years, the one-time prep football ...

TRAGIC: Budding Football Player Found Innocent After 5 Years In Prison

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 07.24.2012 | Los Angeles

LONG BEACH, Calif. — A former high school football star whose dreams of a pro career were shattered by a rape conviction burst into tears Thursd...