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Forensics: Philadelphia’s exonerations call decades of police homicide investigations into question

Ex-DA says this never happens. Current DA says otherwise. Witnesses and suspects say detectives threatened, assaulted, and coerced them to get statements. Detectives say those are lies by fearful witnesses who need an excuse to recant. — Read on http://www.inquirer.com/crime/a/philadelphia-murder-exonerations-wrongful-convictions-20210507.html

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The battle to prove coerced confessions and innocence without having DNA to help

Unusual Connecticut Exoneration Centers on Coerced Confession, Not DNA Evidence excerpt: Rosenthal [defense lawyer], citing the University of Michigan Law School National Registry of Exonerations, said this is the 17th Connecticut exoneration and the sixth in the past two years. … Continue reading

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