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Making Murderers

Jason Flom | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Jason Flom

The public outrage that has resulted from shows like Making a Murderer will be remembered as the tipping point when we finally decided to take seriously the need to fix the system. Change will only happen when we demand it. How many more innocent lives will be ruined before we do?

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.

The Gift of Innocence

Davian Hoffman | Posted 12.22.2015 | Crime
Davian Hoffman

I live in New York City, and I see (in)famous people everywhere, from A-List movie stars to that guy who played a corpse on a 1998 episode of Law & Order. (Why, oh why, can't I commodify this "talent"?!) Just a few days ago, in one 24-hour span, I saw Brooke Shields, Ethan Hawke, and Paul Giamatti, all while going about my daily life.

What #TheDress Says About Eyewitness Misidentification

Adam Banner | Posted 05.23.2015 | Crime
Adam Banner

So, if the description of a single dress -- a still image -- can be so polarizing, what does this say about eyewitness identification and memory of an event that likely occurred in a traumatic situation?

Dear Governor Beebe: Please Bring Belynda Home for the Holidays

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2015 | Crime
Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg

To the police, Belynda wasn't a victim. She wasn't a stunned and grieving widow with three children. She was a suspect. No, she was worse. In their eyes, she was the perpetrator.

Wrongly Convicted By The Innocence Project

The Daily Beast | Jacob Siegel | Posted 11.13.2014 | Black Voices

When Alstory Simon walked out of prison on the last day of October, it was 15 years since he had first confessed to murdering a young couple by the si...

An Interview With Ken Burns and Three of The Central Park Five; Documentary Airs on PBS

Brian Formo | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

The film concerns five black teenagers who, not knowing their rights during detainment, were coerced into confessing to a brutal rape that left a woman in a coma in Central Park.

Matt Sledge

Documentary Filmmaker Pushes For Subject's Exoneration

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.06.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The lawyer for the Long Island man at the heart of the documentary film "Capturing the Friedmans" thinks there are signs that a probe led ...

6 Ways State Keeps Innocent Imprisoned

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 07.05.2012 | Miami

In 1974, a 9-year-old Polk County boy was taken from his bedroom and raped in a field. The boy's uncle, a high school assistant principal, said the de...

Remembering Nora Ephron As An Advocate And Activist

Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact

Nora Ephron may not be the type of activist we think of today -- camping out in Zuccotti Park taking on Wall Street. But through the trailblazing, sta...

Zooey Deschanel Gives How Much To Charity Each Month?

Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact

Although Zooey Deschanel may have a few extra expenses coming up in court costs, we hope she still makes room for her habit of giving. Deschanel g...

Tim Masters Speaks Out At CU Law School

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 12.14.2011 | Denver

Tim Masters, the man who spent almost a decade in prison for a murder he didn't commit, faced an overflowing courtroom on Thursday afternoon--this tim...

7 Ways To Give Back Between Christmas and New Year's Day

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When packing away all the holiday decorations and unwanted gifts, don't pack away your giving spirit. Ours is a large world filled with people, causes...

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.