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In Israel Too, Young Black Men Face Police Racism and Brutality

Haaretz - ‎25.07.2016‎
In Israel Too, Young Black Men Face Police Racism and Brutality. Israel's police force's record of brutality and over-policing against Israelis of Ethiopian descent mean, just like their peers in the U.S.
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Poplar Bluff native tells of real-life legal nightmare in book

Southeast Missourian - ‎25.07.2016‎
“My case shows how people can be railroaded. Change is inevitable, and things are a lot better in many ways, but even to this day, the cancer of racism still lurks in the shadows, and it needs to be eradicated,” said Little, who is black. After prison ...

Chesapeake man believes DNA proves innocence in 1977 rape

Richmond.com - ‎23.07.2016‎
A 1977 forensic lab note said the doctor at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth who reported examining the victim within two hours of the assault found no evidence of physical trauma or injury. She named the three Watford brothers as the ...

A 22-year 'nightmare': Exonerated man speaks out about how he proved his innocence

NJ.com - ‎17.07.2016‎
ELIZABETH - Duquene Pierre left his home in Elizabeth on April 15, 1994 to run an errand. He expected to return in a few hours, but that never happened. Then just 22 and anxiously anticipating the birth of his daughter, he was arrested and charged ...

298 wrongful drug convictions identified in ongoing audit

Houston Chronicle - ‎16.07.2016‎
In many of the wrongful convictions, defendants were jailed pretrial because they were unable to post bail - and accepted pleas in order to get out sooner, though some claimed innocence, according to court records and interviews. .... But at least 10 ...
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Men Wrongfully Convicted in 1993 Humboldt Park Murder to Be Set Free

DNAinfo - ‎20.07.2016‎
HUMBOLDT PARK - A Cook County judge on Wednesday ordered two men to be released from prison after prosecutors dropped charges against them in a decades old Humboldt Park murder in a case involving a Chicago Police detective who has been described as ...
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Wrongly convicted teen officially cleared in quadruple murder; Real killers now sought

MLive.com - ‎20.07.2016‎
Shortly after Sanford confessed to second-degree murder and was sentenced to a minimum of 37 years in prison, Vincent Smothers, a suspected hit man with more than a dozen victims, told an attorney he was hired to kill certain people at the Runyon house ...

Lying Drug Tests Incriminate Innocent People

Forbes - ‎14.07.2016‎
Many people suffer consequences worse than the embarrassment, legal costs, and temporary loss of freedom experienced by Bolles (who spent three days in jail), the Hartes (who had to mount an expensive legal battle just to find out why their house was ...

He went to prison for rape. Proof of his innocence surfaced 25 years later.

Indianapolis Star - ‎17.07.2016‎
Court records said an Indiana State Police officer saw the men walking on an exit ramp about 11:30 p.m. The officer offered a ride, but the men instead walked to a nearby gas station, where Glenn called his girlfriend and asked her to pick them up ...

The Time is Now: To Defeat Both Trump and Clintonian Neoliberalism

CounterPunch - ‎19.07.2016‎
Mumia's words were shared with me just a month ago in a prison visit with him. On the eve of Trump's ... This is not so much because of Sanders, but because he rode the power of wider and deeper movements of peoples' alienation which, in the end, he ...
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DAVONTAE SANFORD FORMALLY FREED; TIME FOR CHARGES VS. KYM WORTHY, COPS IN FRAME-UP

voiceofdetroit - ‎21.07.2016‎
The young man's record is now cleared so he can “move on with his life,” his fondest wish on coming home June 8, after nine years in prison for crimes he did not commit. A Detroit Free Press headline trumpeted that Sullivan's order urges a “probe for ...
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News of the Day From Across the Nation, July 20

SFGate - ‎19.07.2016‎
But the 23-year-old, who was locked up for eight years, wasn't completely in the clear until the charges were formally dropped.

Faulty Tests Create Fake Drug Crimes

Reason - ‎17.07.2016‎
Many people suffer consequences worse than the embarrassment, legal costs, and temporary loss of freedom experienced by Bolles (who spent three days in jail), the Hartes (who had to mount an expensive legal battle just to find out why their house was ...
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Weekend catch-up: 7 stories you don't want to miss

Sacramento Bee - ‎17.07.2016‎
While numbers make the Black Lives Matter movement stronger, surges of neophytes make it hard to keep the organization's identity and message focused.

Eric Griffin's NBA dream shouldn't end like this

FOXSports.com - ‎14.07.2016‎
ORLANDO —” It's the first day of NBA Summer League, and Eric Griffin shakes his head incredulously, staring intently at his flawless white Nikes for what feels like an entire run of a shot clock.

Destruction of DNA evidence an obstacle to new trial for Dechaine

Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald (subscription) - ‎21.07.2016‎
Connolly wrote back reminding the court of the order not to remove evidence in this case, but he was sent another letter telling him to retrieve the exhibits, signed by Judge Carl Bradford, the same judge who had presided over Dechaine's 1989 trial ...

Faulty drug tests sending thousands to jail each year

NewsOK.com - ‎15.07.2016‎
The report said that 74 percent of those convicted of illegal drug possession in Harris County, Texas, did not have any drugs at the time of their arrest and that “scores of them have yet to learn they've been proven innocent.” In 2015, Harris County ...

Lay down your arms, deflategate is over. Complete reaction and analysis

WEEI.com - ‎15.07.2016‎
The 2000 the entire 2015 season. He he knew that it was hanging over him he'd already had a victory. From judge Berman your RD had a an appeal from the NFL.
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