Justice Issues

 
November 28 2012, 0 Comments
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...
 
October 9 2009, 0 Comments
  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...
 
May 23 2013, 0 Comments
Originally published on Advocate.com May 07 2012  by Diane Anderson-Minshall Last March, when gay 24-year-old Daniel Zamudio was beaten so severely, after having swastikas carved into his...
 
October 9 2009, 0 Comments
South Kanasa 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...
 
September 16 2013, 0 Comments
Convicted Serial Killer Gerald Parker Eyewitness misidentification plays a part in more than 70 percent of wrongful convictions. Even after the actual rapist confessed, even after DNA evidence...
 
October 13 2009, 0 Comments
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...

The Unreliable Eyewitnesses

September 16 2013, 0 Comments
Convicted Serial Killer Gerald Parker Eyewitness misidentification plays a part in more than 70 percent of wrongful convictions. Even after the actual rapist confessed, even after DNA evidence...

How Loudly the Whistles Must Blow: The National Security Agency, Government Spying, and the Person Trying to Change it All

July 17 2013, 0 Comments
Updated August 3, 2013Edward SnowdenEdward Snowden’s status as hero or traitor is of far less import than the awareness his whistle blowing has brought to just how pervasive and extensive the U.S....

General Ulysses S. Grant's Anti-Semitic Civil War Crime

June 17 2013, 0 Comments
Ulysses S. Grant (Photo CBS) by David Robb Two weeks before President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and freed the slaves, his top field general, Ulysses S. Grant, committed...
Mon, 10/05/2009 - 00:32
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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...
Sat, 09/12/2009 - 00:53
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May 1, 2009 Mumia Abu-Jamal Not even the U.S. Supreme Court is immune from “the Mumia Exception.” On April 6, 2009 the high court denied Abu-Jamal’s request for a Writ of Certiorari, scuttling his last chance for justice. by J. Patrick O’Connor Since his conviction in...

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