January 2011 archive

Jan 28

Alan Northrop Hit With $111,000 In Back Child Support After 17 Years Wrongful Imprisonment

Alan Northrop Hit With $111,000 In Back Child Support After 17 Years Wrongful Imprisonment

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Jan 27

“Conviction” Shut Out Of Oscar Nominations

“Conviction” Shut Out Of Oscar Nominations

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Jan 25

Louis Mickens-Thomas Released After More Than Four Decades Of Imprisonment

Centurion Ministries is the oldest organization in the United States dedicated to helping secure the exoneration of innocent persons. They have had great success in doing so. In the 31 years since Centurion’s founder and director Jim McCloskey first began working on the case of an innocent person, they have assisted in the exoneration of …

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Jan 21

Business As Usual At North Carolina’s State Crime Lab After Audit Uncovers Culture Of Corruption

Business As Usual At North Carolina’s State Crime Lab After Audit Uncovers Culture Of Corruption

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Jan 19

33% Chance Of Guilt Not Enough Says Illinois Court Of Appeals

33% Chance Of Guilt Not Enough Says Illinois Court Of Appeals

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Jan 16

Toshikazu Sugaya Compensated $965,600 For 17 Years Wrongful Imprisonment

Toshikazu Sugaya Compensated $965,600 For 17 Years Wrongful Imprisonment

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Jan 15

Joshua Kezer Awarded $4 Million For 16 Years Wrongful Imprisonment

By Hans Sherrer Justice Denied Joshua Kezer was convicted in 1994 of murdering 19-year-old Angela Mischelle Lawless in the southeast Missouri town of Benton in November 1992. Seventeen at the time Lawless was found dead in her car, Kezer was sentenced to 60 years in prison. Although there were signs Lawless struggled with her assailant …

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Jan 13

Defamation Conviction For Criticism Of Scientific Report Overturned

Peru does not permit the growing of genetically modified crops, and their illegal introduction into the food supply is a controversial issue in Peru. Two prominent people in the public debate about the issue are Antonietta Ornella Gutiérrez Rosati, a biologist at the La Molina National Agricultural University in Lima, and biologist Ernesto Bustamante Donayre, …

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Jan 11

Publicity Leads To Tossing Of Enraged Judge’s Contempt Conviction Of Man For Smiling In Court

Jeffrey Blount made the mistake of smiling when he was in court January 6, 2011, on a harassment charge. Although harassment is only a minor violation, like a traffic ticket — Utica City Court Judge Gerald Popeo became so enraged at the 20-year-old Blount that he yelled “You’re standing there with a grin that I …

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Jan 10

Man Uses Google Earth To Overturn Conviction

Wrongly convicted persons are increasingly able to use technology to establish their innocence. In what is believed to be a first, a man in Australia has used the Google Earth software program to overturn a conviction. Mastaa Al Shakarji is a 24-year-old 4th year pharmacy student at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. His …

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