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Freedom for Barry Gibbs hasn’t been easy, thankfully he has a friend in Vanessa Potkin.
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Today in Texas, former prosecutor and judge Ken Anderson pled guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence in a case that sent an innocent man, Michael Morton, to prison for the murder of his wife.
Hoping to persuade Rice to support overturning Friedman's conviction, the filmmakers behind "Capturing the Friedmans" have
"I was doing my job and he thought he was doing the right thing," said Thompson. "To me, it looked like he wasn't applying
The arguments for and against have raged for years, but the discussion is relevant now more than ever because Governor Pat Quinn has it within his power to end the death penalty in Illinois.
It's clear that Cameron Todd Willingham was (mis)tried by a kangaroo court, but will justice be better served by the media zoo that's ensued?
Since it is impossible to avoid error, the only way one can support the death penalty is to suggest that we have expendable portions of society.
Whether our criminal justice system has executed an innocent man should no longer be an open question. Cameron Todd Willingham's case proves that.