May 26

Muslim’s Conviction For Threatening To Behead British Political Candidate Tossed By Appeals Court

David Robinson-Young (Chronicle (Newcastle, England))

A British appeals court has overturned Aftab Ahmed’s conviction of threatening to murder a political candidate. The appeals court ruled there wasn’t enough evidence Ahmed intended to carry through with his threat to behead the man. In April 2015 Ahmed was 44 and living near Newcastle, England, which is about 250 miles north of London. …

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May 25

2015 Innocents Database Exoneration Report Now Available!

U.S. map with bubbles to relatively represent the total number of known exonerations for each state through 2015.

The 2015 Innocents Database Exoneration Report is now available online! The Report is a PDF document. Click here to read the 2015 Innocents Database Exoneration Report online, or to download it. The following is from the Report’s Introduction: This is the first yearly report of information recorded in the Innocents Database through the last calendar …

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May 17

99.8% Conviction Rate In U.S. Federal Courts Can Make Japanese Prosecutors Jealous

Federal Court House with ‘Abandon hope all ye who enter here’ inscribed above entrance.

By Hans Sherrer The presumption of innocence is often touted in the United States as the fundamental principle shielding an accused person from being unjustly convicted of a crime. The basis of that claim is that to overcome the presumption of innocence the government is required to present substantial evidence that proves beyond a reasonable …

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May 05

Stealing Food Out Of Necessity Not A Crime, Rules Italy’s Supreme Court

Italy’s Supreme Court of Cassation in Rome (wikimapia.org)

On May 2, 2016 Italy’s Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling that stealing a small amount of food out of necessity is not a crime. In 2011 Roman Ostriakov was a 31-year-old homeless Ukrainian immigrant living in Genoa, Italy. Ostriakov went into a supermarket and he only had enough money to buy some breadsticks, that …

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Apr 14

6,358 Cases Now In Innocents Database

The Innocents Database now includes 6,358 cases: 3,918 from the U.S., and 2,440 from 113 other countries. The database includes 3,035 U.S. cases from 2016 to 1989, when the first DNA exoneration occurred. The Innocents Database is the world’s largest database of exonerated persons, and it includes all identifiable exonerations in the United States, as …

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Apr 08

Georgia Appeals Court Exonerates Kevin Andre Williams Of Committing Non-crime

Elizabeth Vila Rogan (www.theroganlawfirm.com)

The Georgia Court of Appeals excoriated the trial judge and the prosecution in acquitting Kevin Andre Williams of driving without a Georgia drivers license. The appeals court ruled Williams had committed no crime. Williams ordeal began in December 2014 when he was stopped for speeding in DeKalb County, Georgia. He provided the police officer with …

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Mar 25

Four Somalis Acquitted By Finnish Appeals Court Of Supporting Terrorism

Helsinki Courts Building, Helsinki, Finland

The Helsinki Court of Appeals has acquitted four people convicted in Finland of supporting terrorism. Four Somali immigrants to Finland, three men and one woman, were tried in 2014 in Helsinki of financing terrorism by raising 3,200 euros ($3,900) for the al-Shabab group in Somalia between 2008-2011. Al-Shabab is an al-Qaida allied group, and they …

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Mar 23

Australian Appeals Court Acquits Uncle Of Incest For Sex With Adult Niece

Queensland Court of Appeal in judicial building, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (2012, Wikipedia.org)

The Queensland Court of Appeals has acquitted an uncle of his 2008 incest convictions for having sex with his 17-year-old niece. On July 24, 2008 an uncle in Queensland, Australia pled guilty to three counts of incest with his 17-year-old niece. She was considered an adult of legal age to consent to sexual relations and …

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Mar 10

Las Vegas NBC Channel 3 broadcasts fabricated Kirstin Lobato hit story

“Local NBC Channel 3 broadcasts fabricated Kirstin Lobato hit story” by Hans Sherrer, was the lead front-page article in the Las Vegas Tribune, March 9-15, 2016 issue. That article did not have any of the notes listing the source of information. The following is the article with the supporting endnotes. Las Vegas NBC Channel 3 …

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Feb 26

Justice Denied’s Mobile Device Homepage Is Now Online!

Justice Denied heading

Justice Denied’s mobile device homepage is now online. The mobile friendly homepage has the narrow width recommended for smartphones and other mobile devices. Justice Denied’s homepage detects when it is accessed by a mobile device, and the user is automatically redirected to the mobile homepage. There is also a link to the mobile homepage in …

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