A tech company’s software glitches has turned criminal recording keeping into a nightmare by mis-identifying the innocent as guilty. It’s cross the US judicial divide, as the problem isn’t just in California. Any solutions for this appears to have to be found in civil litigation. Groan. The criminal defense bar in Alameda County, CA seems […]
Prison guards accidentally locked up a visitor for 32 hours. Trapped without food and water, the man thought he would die in the maximum security cell.
A Brooklyn, New York judge on Tuesday overturned the murder conviction of a man who served 16 years in prison, the New York Daily News reports. .@exiNY client John Bunn’s 1991 murder conviction overturned after Scarcella scandal https://t.co/g1d7nxaM85 #wrongfulconviction — EXI (@exiNY) November 29, 2016 The investigation involved retired NYPD Detective Louis Scarcella who used “corrupt…
Originally published on Slate.com By June Thomas On the night of Saturday, Oct. 15, every LGBTQ person and ally—and anyone who wants to see unequivocal proof of how messed up the American criminal justice system is—should plant themselves in front of a TV set and watch Southwest of Salem. The documentary, which airs on Investigation […]
In August 2016, BuzzFeed News reported about Cooper’s wrongful conviction of the 1996 robbery where one man was shot.
Twelve years after the incident, in 2008, shooting victim Michael Kershner and his mother, Nona Canell, gave videotaped statements claiming that they misidentified Cooper.
They said that they believed based on the new evidence that the person whose DNA was found on the hat was the …
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In a growing list of heartless Mike Pence actions, the Indiana governor has now denied a pardon for a man wrongly convicted and now proven innocent.
A BuzzFeed report, details the sad history of Keith Cooper, who served 10 years of a 40-year sentence after being misidentified. In 2008 shooting victim Michael Kershner and his mother, Nona Canell filmed statements and admitted they were wrong. This came after new DNA evidence was found and a jail informant admitted he lied. Canell asked investigators multiple times to see a lineup of potential suspects because she couldn’t be sure. An Elkhart Police detective promised her that they had “the right guy.” They didn’t.
When the new evidence came to light, a judge in the case offered Cooper a deal if he agreed to be resentenced for the crime. By accepting the deal he was…
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CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. — The city of Chicago Heights agreed Wednesday to one of the largest wrongful conviction settlements in the state. 51-year-old Rodell Sanders was awarded 15 million dollars in exchange for spending more than 20 years in prison. He was wrongfully convicted of a 1993 murder. Sanders says he was framed by officers…
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Spy Agencies Are Intentionally Destroying Digital Security
Top computer and internet experts say that NSA spying breaks the functionality of our computers and of the Internet. It reduces functionality and reduces security by – for example – creating backdoors that malicious hackers can get through.
Remember, American and British spy agencies have intentionally weakened security for many decades. And it’s getting worse and worse. For example, they plan to use automated programs to infect millions of computers.
Smart Phones Vulnerable to Spying
We documented in 2013 that smart phones are very vulnerable to spying:
The government is spying on you through your phone … and may even remotely turn on your camera and microphone when your phone is off.
As one example, the NSA has inserted its code into Android’s operating system … bugging three-quarters of the…
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