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New Funding To Combat Rape Kit Backlog Just A Stepping Stone, Not A Solution

Adam Banner | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Adam Banner

Reports say that there are more than 70,000 untested rape kits warehoused by 1,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States. The cause of the backlog must be addressed. There are innocents without defense. Victims without justice. Public safety at risk. It is a travesty.

North Carolina Man Exonerated Of 1976 Conviction

Reuters | Colleen Jenkins | Posted 01.23.2015 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - A man imprisoned for nearly four decades for the 1976 stabbing deaths of a mother and daughter in North Carolina was declared innocent on ...

Exonerated Man Dies Days Before 124 Million Dollar Lawsuit

Anthony Papa | Posted 11.23.2014 | New York
Anthony Papa

William Lopez dreamt he would one day live the American Dream, despite the 24 years he spent in prison wrongly convicted of a murder he did not commit. His dream ended this weekend when he suddenly died from complications of an asthma attack.

David Lohr

Wrongly Convicted Man's Attorney: 'Where The Hell Was This Evidence' | David Lohr | Posted 04.09.2014 | Crime

A New York man, freed Tuesday after spending more than two decades in state prison, would not have been convicted if vital evidence had not been withh...

Conviction: Sister's Long Struggle Against Injustice

Pat Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Pat Nolan

There is already a great deal of Oscar buzz about Swank's portrayal of Betty Anne Waters' eighteen year struggle against the injustice suffered by her brother. But such instances of injustice need to be a larger part of the real-life public discussion as well.

A Win Is a Win

John Hollway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Hollway

I know a lot of people who have grown up with a lot more advantages than John Thompson who don't have as much perspective as he does. I hope he wins his legal battle -- but John Thompson is a winner either way, and a win's a win.

DNA: The Freedom Fighter (Part II of III)

Cari Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cari Shane

As we countdown the top stories of 2009, for a small group of Americans there's no top-100 list, top-20 or top-10 list. For these few dozen Americans there's only one story worth recapping: their exoneration.