from the great state of North Carolina-- http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/02/north-carolina-death-row-30-years-exonerated-dna http://www.robesonian.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/50245384/McCollum-Brown-freed http://www.wral.com/half-brothers-to-go-free-after-convictions-overturned-in-1983-murder/13943907/ lest anyone think this is unique, the very first episode of Kojak, "The Marcus-Nelson Murders," was pretty much about the same damn thing. a kid (guess the race) in Brooklyn coerced by cops (guess the race) through various means into false confession and prosecuted (guess the race) with zero physical or forensic evidence and exculpatory evidence suppressed by the prosecution. The Kojak episode/tv movie is based on true story (pre-Miranda ruling, so the kid didn't technically have right to counsel but it was so egregious, it was mentioned in Supreme Court Miranda ruling) of George Whitmore which is fictionalized to bring Telly into it etc but... (Also, in Brooklyn, the murder charges were so ridiculous-- despite the erstwhile "confession"-- he was never convicted, they just rode his ass on a likewise fake assault/rape charge.) Hopefully law & order folk here-- especially those upstanding lawmen and women among us-- are hyped to see the cops and D.A. now prosecuted.