Justice Issues

Jan 7, 2013
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Based on the dictates of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, the jury in the Trayvon Martin murder case had virtually no legal basis to do anything but acquit George Zimmerman of both second-degree murder and manslaughter.  by Don Fulsom and Alisha Dingus Update: ...
Nov 28, 2012
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Other Voices TV: Executing Justice from PPJC Videos on Vimeo. A conversation with J. Patrick O'Connor author of SCAPEGOAT: The Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper. Kevin Cooper was convicted of the brutal murders of a Chino Hills, California family and a...
Nov 28, 2012
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This essay is adapted from a presentation J. Patrick O’Connor gave at the Collier County, Florida, Main Library on October 16, 2012. by J. Patrick O’Connor The United States operates the largest criminal justice system in the world, incarcerating 2.3 million people in over...
May 21, 2012
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Farah Jama (L) Farah Jama, a 21-year-old Somali immigrant in Australia was convicted – based on contaminated DNA evidence – of raping a woman he had never met at a bar in Melbourne he had never been to. His exoneration, after 16 months in prison, led to important reforms in...
May 21, 2012
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May 21, 2012 by Evan Whitton The lawyer-run adversary system used in Britain and its former colonies, including the United States, India, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia does not try to find the truth. It is the only system which conceals evidence. Our Corrupt Legal...
May 16, 2011
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Kathleen Marshall Andrew Fitzherbert was convicted and sentenced to life in prison on the basis of DNA evidence alone.  His case shows that it is often not the technology or the science but the supervising biologist’s subjective interpretation of the results that is the...
Sep 27, 2010
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Sept. 27, 2010 Updated Dec. 2, 2011   Gurparkash Singh Khalsa The author’s account of her role as jury foreperson at a 2010 murder trial in Stockton, California. by Joan Bannan Ajmer Singh Hothi, a 23-year-old trucker from Jalandhar, India was shot and killed in...
Oct 13, 2009
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Updated 3/12/07 Emmett Till The brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 galvanized the fledgling civil rights movement like no other killing of a black by white racists before it. After an all-white, all-male jury acquitted Till's two killers, the...
Oct 13, 2009
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Who are they? These images are a sampling of unidentified victims profiled on The Doe Network. There are thousands of unnamed corpses in the United States, so-called John and Jane Does who have turned up over the last few decades in woods, rivers, alleys and dumpsters...
Oct 10, 2009
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The FBI's vaunted crime lab is a scandal of atrocious forensic science. Its "junk science" permeates the U.S. criminal justice system as it bogus "findings" routinely punish the innocent and set the guilty free, affecting thousands of lives in the process. by John F. Kelly...

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