Sep 09

Kirstin Lobato Has Been Waiting Two Years For The Nevada Supreme Court’s Habeas Ruling

Kirstin Lobato Has Been Waiting Two Years For The Nevada Supreme Court’s Habeas Ruling By Hans Sherrer September 9, 2016 Two years ago the Nevada Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Kirstin Blaise Lobato’s habeas corpus case on September 9, 2014. The Court is considering Ms. Lobato’s appeal of the denial of her habeas corpus …

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Sep 03

“Rape Culture” Hysteria: Fixing the Damage Done to Men and Women

Rape Culture Hysteria (front cover)

“Rape Culture” Hysteria: Fixing the Damage Done to Men and Women By Wendy McElroy Vulgus Press (Canada) (2016) Review by Hans Sherrer JusticeDenied.org September 3, 2016 “Rape Culture” Hysteria: Fixing the Damage Done to Men and Women is Wendy McElroy’s new book. Rape Culture Hysteria impressively tackles and debunks the idea that the United States …

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Sep 02

Charles K. Zisa’s Retrial Barred By Pervasive Prosecutor Misconduct

Charles “Ken” Zisa during his during plea hearing in Dec. 2010 (The Record - Bergen County, NJ)

On August 23, 2016 former Hackensack, New Jersey Police Chief Charles Kenneth Zisa’s indictment for official misconduct was dismissed, based on pervasive prosecutor misconduct during his trial in 2012. The ruling bars Zisa’s retrial after his conviction was overturned in July 2015. In 2010 Charles Zisa, aka Ken Zisa, had been a member of the …

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Aug 24

Federal Judge Grants Brendan Dassey New Trial And Castigates His First Lawyer

Brendan Dassey (Wisc. DOC, 2011)

Brendan R. Dassey was granted a new trial by U.S. Magistrate Judge William E. Duffin on August 12, 2016. Judge Duffin granted Dassey’s federal habeas corpus petition, vacated Dassey’s convictions related to Teresa Halbach’s homicide in 2005, and ordered that he either be retried within 90 days or released. Brendan Dassey and his uncle Steven …

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Aug 18

Rodney Roberts Can Proceed With Federal Lawsuit Against Police & Prosecutor For Frame-up

Rodney R. Roberts after his release (John O’Boyle, The Star-Ledger)

On August 12, 2016 U.S. District Court Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark, New Jersey ruled that Rodney R. Roberts could proceed with his federal civil rights lawsuit related to his wrongful conviction for kidnapping. Roberts was incarcerated for almost 17 years based on evidence fabricated by the police and the prosecution. Roberts was released in …

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Aug 12

Federal Circuit Court Rules Judge Doesn’t Have Power To Expunge Valid Conviction

U.S. District Court Judge John Gleeson

A U.S. District Court judge doesn’t have the authority to expunge a person’s legally valid conviction. That was the ruling of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals on August 11, 2016. The person involved in the case was identified as “Jane Doe” in the court’s decision. In 1997 Jane Doe joined an automobile insurance …

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Aug 11

Qian Renfeng Awarded $258,915 For 14 years Wrongful Imprisonment For Murder

Qian Renfeng holds the judgment of innocence issued by the Yunnan Provincial Higher People’s Court on December 21, 2015 (CFP)

Qian Renfeng was awarded $258,915 on August 9, 2016 for being wrongly imprisoned in China’s Yunnan Province for almost 14 years after being convicted of murdering a child. In February 2002 Renfeng was 17-years-old, and working as a nurse at the Xing Rui Kindergarten in Qiaojia County in Yunnan province in Southwest China. On February …

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Aug 10

Deborah Busch and Rory Russell Acquitted Of Trespassing For Being On Neighbor’s Porch

Deborah Busch (Philip Kamrass)

The trespassing convictions of Deborah Busch and Rory Russell in Fort Ann, New York for being on their neighbor’s porch have been overturned on appeal. In July 2014 Russell owned a home on Lake George in Fort Ann. Busch was his girlfriend, and she lived in Berne — 85 miles south of Fort Ann. Fort …

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Aug 05

Man Acquitted Of Rape After Completing Prison Sentence Wants Euthanasia If Not Compensated

Gopal Shete (Nagpur Today)

On June 10, 2015 the High Court of Bombay acquitted Gopal Shete of raping a girl in 2008 — three months after he had completed his prison sentence. A mentally challenged girl was raped in December 2008 at the railway station in Ghatkopar, India, outside of Mumbai. The victim told the police that her assailant …

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Jul 28

David Bryant’s Rape Conviction Based On Fantasist’s Fabrications Tossed By Appeals Court

David Bryant and his wife Lynn Bryant outside the Royal Courts of Justice after Bryant’s conviction was overturned on July 20, 2016 (Telegraph (London))

On July 20, 2016 David Bryant’s 2013 conviction for the rape of a male teenager in the mid-1970s was overturned by England’s Court of Appeals based on new evidence his accuser is a chronic liar who fabricated the alleged assault out of thin air. David Bryant was a 63-year-old retired fireman living in Christchurch, England …

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