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This is huge. The Michael Morton case started in 1987 when then Prosecutor Ken Anderson withheld exculpatory evidence from the defense which led to Morton being jailed for 25 years. The Innocence ...
by JDWolverton
Comment Count 79 comments on Sat Nov 09, 2013 at 07:27 AM PST with 368 Recommends
Michael Morton served 25 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. That is, unfortunately, not nearly as unusual as "Justice" would imply. What is very unusual is that the former District ...
by The Baculum King
Comment Count 85 comments on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 08:08 PM PDT with 276 Recommends
I wrote a [diary http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/12/19/1046796/-%28Update-x-2%29-One-of-Those-Catalytic,-Iconic-Cases-That-Leads-to-Reform?via=history] last night which detailed the case of a ...
by JekyllnHyde
Comment Count 75 comments on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 06:44 PM PST with 251 Recommends
Back in 1986, Christine Morton was brutally beaten to death in her home in Williamson County, north of Austin. Her husband, Michael, was convicted of the crime and sentenced to life in prison. ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 51 comments on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 06:46 AM PST with 185 Recommends
A unusual legal event [will occur later on today in Texas http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/19/us/texas-man-seeks-inquiry-after-exoneration-in-murder.html], almost twenty five years after a man was ...
by JekyllnHyde
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 10:18 PM PST with 135 Recommends
As I mentioned yesterday , former Williamson County, Texas DA Ken Anderson is facing a formal inquiry into how he handled the prosecution of Christine Morton's 1986 murder. Her husband Michael was ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 43 comments on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 03:16 PM PST with 114 Recommends
Last year, five former New Orleans police officers were convicted and sent to prison for their role in the 2005 Danziger Bridge shootings. For those who don't remember, on September 4, 2005 four ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 03:53 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
( h/t TPM ) Unbelievable.
by BruinKid
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Oct 09, 2008 at 05:52 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
On Tuesday, five officers convicted for the role in the 2005 Danziger Bridge shootings in New Orleans were granted a new trial due to numerous disparaging anonymous online posts by federal ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 05:40 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
Last year, Tim Masters was exonerated of a 1987 Fort Collins, Colo. murder following post-conviction DNA tests that pointed to his innocence. Masters had already spent nearly a decade in prison ...
by John Terzano The Justice Project
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 02:41 PM PST with 30 Recommends
There was a disturbing front-page story in today's edition of USA Today about prosecutorial misconduct. An investigation found a staggering litany of prosecutorial misconduct by U.S. ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 02:52 PM PST with 28 Recommends
Almost 135 years ago, the U.S. Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1875 (proposed, ironically, at least in ...
by Vtdblue
Comment Count 30 comments on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 09:54 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
"(W)ith people standing together . . . , the public can have a positive effect on increasing positive police action and good cops within the law enforcement system. And when that happens, good ...
by The Law Project
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Apr 11, 2015 at 10:28 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
I'm shocked and angry that the federal conviction of the police officers who shot at least five innocent people on the Danziger Bridge during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina have been overturned, ...
by Kombema
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 07:44 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
Yesterday the Washington Post finished a three-part, front-page series about how state and local police confiscate (steal) hundreds of millions of dollars each year from citizens under the DOJ's ...
by mcstowy
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Sep 10, 2014 at 11:53 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
crossposted from www.OpEdNews.com It's an unprecedented outrage. There are scores of ...
by robkallopednews
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 04:06 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
Prosecutors have power. They have been given that power in part to effectively ensure public safety. Yet, everyday in courtrooms across the country, prosecutors are abusing their broad powers and ...
by John Terzano The Justice Project
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Apr 13, 2009 at 06:08 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
Two more innocent men have been freed from death row. Just last week, Yancy Douglas and Paris Powell became the 137th and ...
by John Terzano The Justice Project
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Oct 12, 2009 at 06:15 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Aaron Brockler, an assistant prosecutor in Cuyahoga County, Ohio (Cleveland) was in a bind. Two witnesses for suspected murderer Damon Dunn were planning to testify that he wasn't at the scene of a ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Jun 08, 2013 at 06:54 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
On the last day of 2009, federal district court judge Ricardo Urbina dismissed homicide charges against five former Blackwater security guards involved in a shooting that killed fourteen Iraqi ...
by John Terzano The Justice Project
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Feb 24, 2010 at 09:24 AM PST with 19 Recommends