Category Archives: exoneration

Forensics: Dirty cop and coerced witness. Kansas wrongful conviction lawsuit reaches $12.5M settlement. Taxpayers’s not the cops bear the cost.

A local government in Kansas has agreed to pay $12.5 million to a man and his mother after he spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit. — Read on http://www.newsobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article263100808.html

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Forensics: Clueless Judge denies advanced DNA testing in West Memphis 3 case

Judge says since Echols is no longer in prison he has no privilege to argue his innocence. What “law” is that based on? Judge denies advanced DNA testing in West Memphis 3 case – Talk Business & Politics — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: 1/2 of women prisoners are indigenous. Senators call for exoneration of 12 Indigenous women who endured ‘systemic inequality’ in Canada’s criminal justice system

In a report released Monday, Senators Dawn Anderson, Yvonne Boyer and Kim Pate call for an exoneration of 12 Indigenous women, who they say have endured a pattern of discrimination, inequality and violence within the criminal justice system — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: ‘Making an Exoneree’: Georgetown University Documentaries Highlight Wrongful Convictions

News4’s Jackie Bensen takes us to the screening made possible by a group of university students. It’s a series of documentaries that re-examine the cases of… — Read on http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/making-an-exoneree-georgetown-university-documentaries-highlight-wrongful-convictions/3043222/

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Forensics: Taxpayers must pay. Pardoned Chicago man reaches $7.5M settlement

A Chicago man who was pardoned after spending more than seven years in prison for an armed robbery he didn’t commit has reached a $7.5 million settlement with a northern Indiana city and former police officers — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/attorney-pardoned-chicago-man-reaches-75m-settlement/2022/05/04/ebdfbf58-cbd0-11ec-b7ee-74f09d827ca6_story.html

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Forensics: Despite exoneration cases debunking these opinions, all a judge needs is a bite mark, a forensic dentist, and a heinous murder: how junk science ruins innocent lives.

Charles McCrory has spent decades in prison for the murder of his wife, convicted on the strength of bite mark evidence. The problem? CSI-style forensics is bad science — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/apr/28/forensics-bite-mark-junk-science-charles-mccrory-chris-fabricant

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Forensics: Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System: Fabricant, M. Chris: Amazon.com

Just published. Already has rave reviews. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System [Fabricant, M. Chris] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System — Read on http://www.amazon.com/Science-American-Criminal-Justice-System/dp/1636140300/ref=nodl_

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Forensics: The Innocence Projects’ plans for its next 30 years.

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Forensics: Police corruption. Watts Scandal Grows as Attorneys Prepare for More Exonerations

Cook County prosecutors are believed to be preparing to overturn the convictions of scores of individuals arrested on narcotics charges by corrupt Chicago… — Read on http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/watts-scandal-grows-as-attorneys-prepare-for-more-exonerations/2730906/

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Forensics: 51 prisoners will have their cases reviewed for potential wrongful convictions over hair analysis | Colorado Public Radio

Only 49 states to go. Investigators and lawyers will look at convictions between 1976 and 1995, where the prisoners are still alive and currently serving sentences. — Read on http://www.cpr.org/2021/11/29/51-prisoners-will-have-their-cases-reviewed-for-potential-wrongful-convictions-over-hair-analysis/

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