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Dna Exoneration

Our Judicial System: Ignoring Injustice or Colluding in It?

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 01.18.2016 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

Prosecutors have the power to prevent almost all wrongful convictions by seeking the truth, not just a conviction. If the pursuit of justice were the only goal, innocent men and women would not find themselves collateral casualties.

Making an Accomplice: Why "Making a Murderer's" Brendan Dassey Deserves a Re-Trial--Even if His Uncle Doesn't

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.12.2016 | Crime
Michael Shammas

Like his uncle, Brendan may be guilty. Unlike his uncle, his conviction rests entirely on the coerced confession of a frightened, mentally-challenged boy badgered by grown men wielding badges and guns and uniforms and loud, firm voices.

BSO Settles Lawsuit Over Horrifying Incident Of Framing

Sun Sentinel | Paula Mcmahon | Posted 09.21.2013 | Miami

Frank Lee Smith died of cancer on death row, just months before DNA exonerated him of raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl in Fort Lauderdale. Now,...

DNA Tests Find State Has Dozens Wrongly Convicted Of Murders And Sex Crimes

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.19.2012 | Crime

RICHMOND, Va. — New DNA testing in hundreds of old Virginia homicide and sexual assault cases supports the exoneration of at least 38 suspects, acco...

Matt Sledge

Compensation Proves Elusive For Men Wrongfully Accused In Park Rape Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.06.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- When police in New York are accused of misconduct, the city usually likes to settle quickly and quietly. New York City dished out $117 mil...

Take the Loco out of Local New York Politics: Local Issues That Matter

Lynne Glasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lynne Glasner

Although we know there are many aspects of our criminal justice system that are broken, most politicians are unwilling to support measures that might address the injustices.

Eyewitness Identifications Lead to Wrongful Convictions

John Terzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Terzano

The alarming number of false identifications uncovered by this report confirms what researchers have been repeating for years - eyewitness evidence is highly prone to error.