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Technical Fouls on Okla. Judge in Hoops Star's Rape Case

David Protess | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
David Protess

When powerful evidence showed that an Oklahoma State University hoops star had been wrongfully convicted of rape, Judge Phillip Corley had a chance to blow the whistle. Instead, he blew the call.

Victims of Injustice Grateful at Thanksgiving

David Protess | Posted 01.20.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

As Thanksgiving approached, I caught up with five of the subjects of my stories in the last year and asked them the same question: What, if anything, are you grateful for? Here is what they said, accompanied by snapshots of their ordeals.

Justice Compromised for Hoops Star in Oklahoma Rape Case

David Protess | Posted 12.12.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

Earlier today, an Oklahoma judge handed a 23-year-old African-American basketball player at Oklahoma State University two one-year suspended sentences for sexually assaulting a pair of Caucasian women at an off-campus party in 2010.

Stillwater House Holds Keys to Truth About Rape Conviction of Student-Athlete

David Protess | Posted 12.03.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

On December 12, 2010, an inconspicuous house on S. Lewis would become indelibly etched in Stillwater's crime lore as the place where a black OSU basketball star allegedly raped two young white women.

Why Student-Athlete Wouldn't Play "Let's Make a Deal" in Oklahoma Rape Case

David Protess | Posted 11.24.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

What happens when an innocent person is offered leniency? Roll the dice and hope a jury sees the truth? Such was the dilemma faced by Darrell Williams, his supporters say -- and it happened twice.

How Justice Was Thwarted in Oklahoma Rape Case of Chicago Hoops Star

David Protess | Posted 11.18.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

In this case, the accusers and the accused have more in common than they may think: The justice system failed them both.

New Questions in Oklahoma Rape Conviction of Chicago Hoops Star

David Protess | Posted 11.05.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

For too long, there has been a code of silence about rape cases. All are understandably concerned about coming forward -- but the truth can be liberating. It's time to speak up, Stillwater. It's not too late for justice.

Did Oklahoma Wrongfully Convict a Chicago Hoops Standout?

David Protess | Posted 10.22.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

Darrell Williams, an honors student with an unblemished record, was convicted of a crime that lacked independent witnesses or physical evidence and was based on a notoriously flawed method for identifying suspects.