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United States

Feb 17

Roger Lee Largent Cleared of Rape Conviction Four Days After His Death

Roger Lee Largent (Washington County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office)

On November 15, 2017 the Maryland Court of Special Appeals reversed the rape conviction of Roger Lee Largent. Four days earlier the 69-year-old Largent was beaten to death in his cell at the Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Pennsylvania. In the summer of 2015 Roger Largent was 67 and living in Clear Spring, Maryland. His …

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Feb 16

Federal Court Is The Death Zone For Innocent State Prisoners

Federal court is the place where an innocent state prisoner goes as a last resort when the highest court in their state has denied justice. It is common to hear people assert a prisoner will finally get justice when they gets out of what is viewed as a state court system rigged to protect shady …

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Feb 11

U.S. Ninth Circuit “So-called Judges” Prove To The World They Are Agenda Driven Political Hacks

Executive Order 13769, The White House, Jan. 27, 2017

By Hans Sherrer Feb. 11, 2017 Every federal and state judge in the United States is a politician. A 2003 law review article explained that, “Contrary to their carefully cultivated public image of being independent and above the frays of everyday life, judges are influenced and even controlled by powerful and largely-hidden political, financial, personal …

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Feb 02

Juan Rivera’s $20 Million Compensation Settlement Will Be Divided In Divorce Court

On January 25, 2017 the Illinois Supreme Court declined to review a ruling by the Illinois Court of Appeal that Juan Rivera’s $20 million wrongful conviction lawsuit settlement is marital property in his pending divorce. Melissa Sanders married Rivera on October 31, 2000. At the time he was imprisoned for life in Illinois for his …

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Feb 01

Innocents Database Was Started 20 Years Ago, On February 1, 1997

By Hans Sherrer Feb. 1, 2017 The first entries were made in the Innocents Database on February 1, 1997. Today, twenty years later, it is the only database in the world that strives to include every identifiable exoneration in the United States, as well as internationally. The database is accessible from Justice Denied’s homepage. The …

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Jan 18

8,164 Cases Now In Innocents Database

The Innocents Database now includes 8,164 cases: 5,242 from the U.S., and 2,922 from 116 other countries. The database includes 4,323 U.S. cases from 2017 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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Jan 14

John Kennedy O’Hara’s Voting Fraud Convictions Overturned After 18 Year Fight

John Kennedy O’Hara in courtroom when his conviction was overturned on January 12, 2017 (Jesse Ward, NY Daily News)

On January 12, 2017 John Kennedy O’Hara’s 1999 voting fraud related convictions were overturned in Kings County, New York. John O’Hara was an attorney in Brooklyn who in the early-to-mid-1990s was an active political opponent of Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes. In the 1990s O’Hara ran five times against Hynes allies — twice for …

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Jan 09

James Richard Greene’s Conviction Tossed For Driving Motorized Wheelchair While Drunk

James Richard Greene (Lincoln County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office)

James Richard Greene was acquitted by the Oregon Court of Appeals on December 29, 2016, of driving under the influence of intoxicants while he was operating his motorized wheelchair. On October 16, 2012 James Greene turned his motorized wheelchair from a sidewalk onto a marked crosswalk in Lincoln County, Oregon. The 56-year-old Greene then drove …

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Jan 08

Innocence Project Agrees To Represent Kirstin Lobato

The Innocence Project in New York has agreed to represent Kirstin Lobato pro bono for the district court proceedings ordered by the Nevada Supreme Court in its November 23, 2016 ruling on her habeas corpus petition appeal. Prominent Las Vegas attorney David Chesnoff has agreed to serve pro bono as Ms. Lobato’s local counsel. Chesnoff’s …

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Dec 29

Michael Kenneth McAlister Will Forfeit More Than $1 million In Compensation If Convicted Of Drug Charge

Michael Kenneth McAlister in 2015 (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Michael Kenneth McAlister will forfeit over $1 million in wrongful imprisonment compensation if he is convicted of pending felony drug charges in Florida. McAlister’s saga began more than thirty years ago. On February 23, 1986 a man attempted to rape and abduct a 22-year-old woman from the laundry room at the Town and Country Apartments …

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