OREGON’s Juridical Small Sacrifices US Top Model Case of Professional Judicial Ethics regarding (Elizabeth) Diane Downs Synopsis by Franz Kurz (March 2016)

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OREGON’s Juridical Small Sacrifices US Top Model Case of Professional Judicial Ethics regarding (Elizabeth) Diane Downs Synopsis by Franz Kurz (March 2016)

This case is riddled with judicial misconduct and legal error. To date the facts of this case have not come to light in an unbiased court of law. This synopsis provides oversight to this claim.

1) State’s procedures, and involved authorities

a) Code of Professional Conduct: According to Article IV of the Oregon Constitution, the Governor appoints vacancies in Circuit Court Judges, Court of Appeals Judges, Supreme Court Justices, Justices of the Peace, and District Attorneys. As early as three weeks after the crime (May 1983) in which one child died and Ms. Downs, although having been shot herself, took her injured children to the hospital, Juvenile Court Judge Gregory Foote took these children from Diane Downs and their grandparents and placed them in questionable state care…

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CASUS DIANE DOWNS: Though her appeals are used up, Downs’ advocates have unearthed 4700 pages of evidence the prosecution did not share during the trial.

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Though her appeals are used up, Downs’ advocates have unearthed 4700 pages of evidence the prosecution did not share during the trial.

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/may202013/diane-downs-series-tk.php

Diane Downs and her brother James Frederickson
Diane Downs and her brother James Frederickson photographed 19 May 2013, 30 years to the day after the fateful shooting.

(EUGENE, OR) – A fact (derived from the Latin factum) is something that has really occurred or is actually the case. The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability, that is whether it can be proven to correspond to experience. Standard reference works are often used to check facts. Scientific facts are verified by repeatable experiments.

Diane with Danny, Christie and Cheryl

It’s hard to say exactly what convicted Diane Downs in the shooting of her children, a terrible event that played out on a dark night exactly 30 years ago, in 1983. If one word plays into the scenario over and over, it…

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Wrongfully Imprisoned for 31 Years, and THIS is Considered Justice? After spending over three decades in prison for a crime he did not commit, Lawrence McKinney was cleared of the charges in 2008 after DNA evidence was tested.

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Wrongfully Imprisoned for 31 Years, and THIS is Considered Justice?
By The Daily Bell Staff – June 13, 2018

Wrongfully Imprisoned for 31 Years, and THIS is Considered Justice?
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June 14, 2018
By Joe Jarvis

After spending over three decades in prison for a crime he did not commit, Lawrence McKinney was cleared of the charges in 2008 after DNA evidence was tested.
It took another year for the government to release him from custody. They sent Lawrence out into a world he didn’t know. But they didn’t let him leave empty-handed. The government gave Lawrence McKinney $75.
Seventy-five-dollars to start a new life after being wrongfully caged by government prosecutors all those years ago.
What can you do when it takes thousands of dollars to even hire a lawyer for the slim chance of seeking a “redress of grievances” against, in this case, the state of Tennessee?

Luckily Lawrence had the support of a prison pen pal who became his wife. She, his church, and charities focusing on innocent people wrongly incarcerated helped him take the government to court.
At first, it was an uphill battle. Although Lawrence McKinney was cleared of the charges, he had to prove his innocence in order to be fully exonerated, and become eligible for a payout based on the state’s mistake.
It took an act of the Governor, but finally, a decade after being cleared, McKinney received the maximum amount allowed by the state of Tennessee, $1 million.
CNN Says he “Finally Gets Justice”
This is justice? A million dollars might sound like a lot. But it’s actually just over $32,000 per year he spent in prison. It’s $25,000 per year for the time that elapsed between his conviction and his final “justice”–the $1 million award.
If Lawrence was paid $32,000 per year incarcerated, and that money was put into an account with just 1% interest, compounded yearly, it would have accrued almost $200,000 of interest. But in 1977, the year he was imprisoned, the interest rate for 10 year CD accounts was about 6%. There were similar rates in 1987, and 1997. At that rate, Lawrence could have earned a total of $1.9 million in interest over the course of his incarceration, for a total of $2.9 million.

Lawrence Mckinney is now 61 years old. The first lump sum paid out $353,000 and will go almost entirely towards legal fees.
Then he will receive $3,300 per month until the $647,000 is gone. Mckinney will be 77.
Adjust for inflation, and by the time McKinney receives the final payment, the $3,300 per month will be worth merely $2,400 in real purchasing power.
How sad that the government feels a life they ruined is worth so little.
What is a human life worth?

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The federal government actually has answers on this. Turns out the EPA values a human life the most, at a whopping $10 million a head. I never knew the EPA cared so much. Or at least they care about their costly regulations being “worth the cost,” for how many human lives they might save…
The Department of Transportation and the Food and Drug Administrations also value a human life at over $9 million. Again, they are required to calculate the cost versus benefit of their regulations. They do this by putting a value on a human life.
But how interesting when it comes time for the government to pay out for the value of a human life they took, the figure suddenly drops like a rock. Even if you consider 31 years in prison to only have stolen 1/3 of McKinney’s life, that should still figure to at least $3 million.
The board that chose to repay McKinney actually said they regretted that Tennessee law did not allow them to give him more.
And yet somehow Lawrence McKinney has remained positive. He said all he wanted was to clear his name. The money, he says, is just a nice extra so that he doesn’t have to work so hard at his age–after slaving away for 31 years in a Tennessee prison…..

https://www.activistpost.com/2018/06/wrongfully-imprisoned-for-31-years-and-this-is-considered-justice.html

https://www.thedailybell.com/all-articles/news-analysis/wrongfully-imprisoned-for-31-years-and-this-is-considered-justice/

Pennsylvania Judge Vacates 1991 Rape Conviction of Man Who Wrongly Served 28 Years for a Crime New DNA Evidence Proves He Didn’t Commit

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Pennsylvania Judge Vacates 1991 Rape Conviction of Man Who Wrongly Served 28 Years for a Crime New DNA Evidence Proves He Didn’t Commit

By Innocence Staff

John Kunco speaks to press after his release from prison on May 23. Photo by Jeff Swensen.

Case Marks the 31st Wrongful Conviction or Indictment Involving Erroneous Bite Mark Evidence 

(Pittsburgh, PA – May 23, 2018) Today, a court in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania vacated the 1991 rape conviction of John Kunco based on new DNA evidence proving his innocence. In addition to the DNA evidence, attorneys also discovered evidence showing that Kunco had a corroborated alibi showing his whereabouts at the exact time of the crime. After wrongly serving 28 years, Kunco was released on $10,000 unsecured bond around 7:40 p.m. ET from Westmoreland County Prison. The case was adjourned for 90 days for the district attorney to decide how to proceed with the case.

Check out pictures from the emotional day