2 men freed after 27 years in prison for a crime they did not commit

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  1. skylarbrie

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    How does it work in the states, do they get any financial compensation for their suffering? Not that a shit ton of money makes up for what they have been through, but its got to help a little.
     
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    This kind of shit pisses me off.
    It really points to major problems with Prosecutorial misconduct across the country.

    Here in Houston, there is the very famous case of Michael Morton.
    His case was made into a documentary movie, An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story and is on Netflix.
    I bring it up because I was in contact with the lead trial attorney who ultimately freed the man.
    http://www.anunrealdream.com/

    What was even better was that the prosecutor had become a judge and ultimately lost his job, was disbarred
    and spent time in jail when it came out that he knowingly withheld exculpatory evidence.
    This case caused Texas to actually pass legislation that explicitly requires Prosecutors to turn over everything
    and has real jail time as a punishment if they don't.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Morton_(criminal_justice)

    Most States only have administrative sanctions against Prosecutors who pull this shit.
     
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    I miss that Night Court show.


    Mmmmmmmm Markie Post :jerk:
     
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    They should not force inmates to wear those sweaters. It's cruel and unusual.
     
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    It's his christmas sweater from 1987!
     
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    The amount varies widely from state to state. That amount comes with the condition that they waive any right to sue. If they refuse it, they get nothing and have to sue for it, but likely get more money if they win.

    Ops a dink

    Prisoners are guilty :)
     
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    They could have broke out of prison and formed an A Team to help other people in bad situations
     
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    This goes down in the Oppppppps we are sorry category. Or ya can't win them all.
     
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    I see forest whitakers next project
     
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    all those fights, ass fcking, rim jobs, shame...
     
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    if you've nothing to hide and done nothing wrong then you have no reason to fear the police



    or some shit like that
     
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    The men won their freedom after a witness last year recanted his testimony from the trial, saying he was coerced by detectives at the time. Ajamu was originally sentenced to death, but it was vacated because of a paperwork error.



    lucky for this guy that the two cops who helped to frame him also seem to have been too stupid to kill him

    and of course there's at least one killer out there that these detectives let walk
    there's a family that is still denied justice for the loved one they lost

    that's some fine work there officers
     
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    It is so foreign to me the thought of framing someone. What's the motivation? Just unreal.
     
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    some states actually charge the wrongly accused for room and board/ and others service ...
     
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    He can too but he has to cock hid head to the right