Justice Issues

 
February 19 2015, Brittni Brown
About  50 percent of the individuals sentenced to time in prison are there because of drug-related crimes. Most are not major players in the drug trafficking industry, but rather are users or...
 
October 9 2009, J. J. Maloney
South Kanasa City Blast SiteFive innocent people were convicted in February 1997 in the deaths of six Kansas City firefighters in 1988.  These two stories run a total length of 20,000 words, and...
 
June 8 2016, Martin Baggoley
Mob lynchings have been extremely rare events in the United Kingdom. The most infamous occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1736by Martin BaggoleyOn Monday April 6 1724, the Caledonian Mercury included...
 
September 12 2009, Denise Noe
The case of the Scottsboro Boys often seemed like one of dueling prejudices. Entrenched racism against blacks, anti-Semitism, the Madonna/Whore dichotomy, and regional stereotypes would all be on...
 
April 27 2015, Michael Volpe
Four years after her daughter’s death, A Georgia woman is distraught with more questions than answers because she still doesn’t know the circumstances which led to her daughter’s death, and she...
 
January 7 2013, Don Fulsom
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...

The Edinburgh Lynching

June 8 2016, 0 Comments
Mob lynchings have been extremely rare events in the United Kingdom. The most infamous occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1736by Martin BaggoleyOn Monday April 6 1724, the Caledonian Mercury included...

Ten Who Escaped the Hangman in Ireland

May 23 2016, 0 Comments
Before the Republic of Ireland abandoned the death penalty in 1990, it had a curious relationship to it, meting out the penalty but more often than not commuting or reprieving the condemned. by Colm...

The Last Witch Killing in the United Kingdom -- The Murder of Charles Walton in 1945

March 9 2016, 0 Comments
In small villages throughout England, the killing of people alleged to be witches was not uncommon. In 1945, the murder of Charles Watson is considered to be the last of this phenomenon.by Chuck...
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...
Oct 9, 2009
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South Kansas City Blast Site Five innocent people were convicted in February 1997 in the deaths of six Kansas City firefighters in 1988.  These two stories run a total length of 20,000 words, and won the Missouri Bar Association's annual "Excellence in Legal Journalism"...
Oct 9, 2009
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  These photos of whites torturing and lynching black men present a side of U.S. history that most history books ignore. They provide one of the many reasons why blacks (and Indians) hold a different view of U.S. history than whites. Notice the carnival atmosphere...
Oct 5, 2009
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Oct. 5, 2009 Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma April 19, 1995 Advanced, sophisticated profiling could prevent the next Columbine or Virginia Tech by James Ottavio Castagnera While the “War on Terror” typically is taken to designate...

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