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More than 2000 exonerations in 23 years

Wrongful conviction is not a rare thing.  According to this study, there have been more than 2,000 exonerations since 1989.   Average time…

Started by Sentient Biped

5 May 24, 2012
Reply by Jonathan Simeone

Violence Against Women Act 2012 Reauthorization enables abuse of immigrant women

House Bill on Violence Would Hand Power to Abusers of Immigrant Women and Allow Criminal Prosecution of Victims The immigration provisions…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 May 18, 2012

Exoneration after Execution

Doesn't do him much good to be exonerated after execution, but it does teach us something about the legal process, and death penalty. slat…

Started by Sentient Biped

3 May 18, 2012
Reply by Jonathan Simeone

Hazing death of Robert Champion

In November 2011 Robert Champion died shortly after being severely hazed in a busload of band members from Florida A&M University.   So…

Started by Sentient Biped

0 May 3, 2012

A case of prosecutorial injustice (continued from Jonathan's post).

My apologies to change the post.  Jonathan S. previously posted this topic.  As moderator, I made a decision to remove the post in order to…

Started by Sentient Biped

5 May 2, 2012
Reply by Jonathan Simeone

Exonerations - These are the false convictions that we know about.

According to the Innocence project, there have been 289 post-conviction DNA exonerations in the US.  Other reports give different numbers -…

Started by Sentient Biped

0 May 2, 2012

Off death row due to racial bias effect, after 18 years

NY Times but also many other sources. #Marcus Reymond Robinson - on death row due to kidnapping 17-year-old Erik Tornblom, shooting, steal…

Started by Sentient Biped

1 Apr 21, 2012
Reply by Jonathan Simeone

Death Penalty Pro and Con

I personally feel conflicted about the death penalty as a concept - more in theory than in application. I try to think objectively about th…

Started by Sentient Biped

9 Apr 16, 2012
Reply by MonkeyPhilosopher

California death row a colossal waste of $$$$$

Former proponents of death penalty in California, now lobbying to repeal the law.  Issues: Death row is a $184million a year industry for l…

Started by Sentient Biped

2 Apr 8, 2012
Reply by annet

Now Reading: "Negrophobia and rational racism"

Negrophobia and rational racism.  1997 by Jody David Armour.  (This book is not to be confused with "Negrophilia" which is a conservative t…

Started by Sentient Biped

0 Apr 8, 2012

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