Japan has a conviction rate of 99.8%. The tactics Japanese police and prosecutors use to obtain confessions is coming under increasing scrutiny because of cases such as the Shibushi, Japan vote-buying case in which 6 of 12 defendants falsely confessed, and all were acquitted. Read the International Herald Tribune’s news story. By Hans Sherrer Justice …
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A federal court jury in Los Angeles, California awarded Herman Atkins $2 million for his 12 years of wrongful imprisonment.
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By Hans Sherrer © 2006 Originally published, Justice:Denied, Issue 31, Winter 2006 The judgment of every state and federal judge in the United States is subject to being colored by varying shades of a pro-prosecution bias. This is to be expected because of the politically laden processes that are used to elect or select both …
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Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory By Peter Hessler Harper Collins (2010) 448 pgs. hardcover Review of the book by Hans Sherrer China has been transformed in three decades from a poor third-world country to having the world’s second largest economy that is poised to surpass the U.S. in 2016 according …
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