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which is featured in a recommended diary that claims the Supreme Court voted to 6-3 to allow the execution of an innocent person. That is NOT what the decision was about. There are multiple ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 08:28 AM PST with 24 Recommends
9 years. 10 months. 19 days. That’s how long Kirk Noble Bloodsworth spent imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, until he became the first U.S death row prisoner to be exonerated by DNA ...
by cchwang
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Oct 31, 2014 at 01:54 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Convicted of murder and sentenced to death, yet innocent. This hell is unimaginable to most people, but it was all too real for Kirk Bloodsworth. Bloodsworth spent eight years in prison, including ...
by jscornejo
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Oct 22, 2014 at 01:37 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
I am an educator, a paraprofessional working with special education students at an "alternative school site". The kind that may previously have been called "continuation" schools. It's definitely an ...
by tessela
Comment Count 24 comments on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 06:58 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
UNRWA’S SPOKESPERSON BROKE down in tears while carrying out a TV interview on the continuing crisis in Gaza. Chris Guinness of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the near ...
by JoanMar
Comment Count 166 comments on Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 03:57 PM PDT with 141 Recommends
In my prior two posts, I was searching for ' lone occurrences ' of specific phrases found within the just released "Memos" for the interviews conducted by the law-firm of Gibson Dunn, in the ...
by jamess
Comment Count 24 comments on Wed Apr 16, 2014 at 06:15 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
One of the icons of my youth passed away this past week. Arthur Rankin, Jr. wasn't a huge movie star, or stage personality. He was a producer, writer, and director. But he worked mostly with ...
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 06:32 PM PST with 23 Recommends
I've been a member of The Innocence Project for a long time. Somehow, with each exoneration, with each additional release from prison of an innocent person, I don't feel a sense of justice, I feel ...
by htowngenie
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 01:11 PM PST with 21 Recommends
Today, my son turns 8. Here's a picture of him with Danica Patrick whom he met in April at the White House Easter Egg Roll...(and contrary to the rumors, he was NOT responsible for her divorce ...
by Roxine
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu May 30, 2013 at 06:25 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Ah, the afterthought, women, "but innocent and pure..." Are women not generally "innocent and pure"? The line is uttered by Shakespeare's good guy in the Tempest, Gonzalo, a foil to the evil Alonso:
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 01:38 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
There are innocent people in jail. No one knows exactly how many there are, but everyone knows there are some. This is, sadly, an unavoidable consequence of how our system works. Ask Johnny Williams,
by HawksLoveDoves
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 01:32 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
If you've yet to read the story of Michael Morton, do yourself a favor and add this to your morning ready list. Texas Monthly did a tremendous job telling Morton's story. It's one that includes a ...
by Grizzard
Comment Count 25 comments on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 11:43 PM PST with 126 Recommends
If this paranoid man was not holding a gun in his hand, an innocent man who just wanted to go iceskating would be alive tonight: A 69-year-old war veteran and former missionary was arrested over ...
by james321
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:35 AM PST with 7 Recommends
I've been crying nonstop for the past two days. So I decided to turn the TV off (especially cable) and avoid news sites on the internet. Instead, I've been looking at these. And they help ... ...
by WFBMM
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 06:48 PM PST with 9 Recommends
There were so many reasons to vote for Barack Obama on this last Nov. 6. But for me, one, if not THE MOST PERSUASIVE reason, was that if you put a truly smart man up against it, you're likely to ...
by StellaRay
Comment Count 155 comments on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 06:15 PM PST with 280 Recommends
Freedom. It’s hard to imagine it being taken away without just cause. But it happens -- more often than you might think. When I was just 16 years old, I was stripped of my freedom, wrongfully ...
by frankycarrillo
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 11:30 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Originally published at Fair and Unbalanced "No one can ever say again with a straight face that America doesn't execute innocent men. No one." -- Andrew Rosenthal, The Atlantic Carlos DeLuna ...
by Lovechilde
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue May 15, 2012 at 11:42 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Cases I have worked on since the beginning are Texas nationally known case of Cameron Todd Willingham (a father who lost his children in a fire and was wrongfully executed for it happening)
by laserhaas
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Just got this from the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, and I am reprinting it here in its entirety: "Dear Fellow Abolitionists, Timothy Shaun Stemple is set to be executed in ...
by drnononono
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 08:13 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
As we all know - we are but at the tip of the iceberg with reports of previous child sexual abuse coming out. Some abuses may have occurred 20 or 30 years ago, but people are slowly finding their ...
by Roxine
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 06:17 AM PST with 25 Recommends