Not Guilty After All: Texas and New York Push Exonerations to New High

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  1. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    A record number of convicts were exonerated last year, fueled by a backlog of lab tests that cleared drug suspects in Houston and a string of murder cases linked to a single New York City detective.

    The National Registry of Exonerations recorded 125 in 2014 — up from 91 in each of the previous two years. The exonerees range from murder suspects convicted with tainted evidence to drug users who had their records wiped clean on a technicality.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/investi...-texas-new-york-push-exonerations-new-n293626
     
  2. OV

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    Not Howard related... mods please move it to Bar
     
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    You seem happy that FUCKING MURDERERS were realesed on technicalities.
    Ponderous.
     
  4. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    look up the definition of exonerated please
     
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    I may have been a little confused about your post. These exonerations seem legit and I'm happy for these recently freed citizens.
    HOWEVER all too often guilty people are freed on technicalities like broken chain of evidence or minor police paperwork error.
    That was what I was saying
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    There is no such thing as a "minor" technicality, do guilty people get off? Sure, but it happens rarely because of "technicalities. " The reason they do is exactly what this thread is about. The courts and police too often fail to do things within the confines of the Constitution, that's why innocent men and women go to jail.
     
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    So just hypothetically you'd applaud a crimal walking because of evidence mishandling?
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    Bar faggotry belongs in the bar, Grandma.

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    I'll give Mlaw crap about a lot of things but on this she's right on.
    The scandal in the Houston DNA lab broke when I first moved here.

    In another famous case, Micahel Morton went to Prison because prosecutor Ken Anderson withheld evidence.
    Ken Anderson eventually became a Judge and lost his seat, his law license and spent time in jail.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Morton_(criminal_justice)

    Prosecutors have had WAY too much power in the process.
    These scandals of innocent people being jailed because it's easy is a crime against humanity.
    At least Texas now has the Michael Morton Act.

    On May 16, 2013, Governor of Texas Rick Perry signed Texas Senate Bill 1611, also called the Michael Morton Act, into law.
    The Act is designed to ensure a more open discovery process. The bill's open file policy removes barriers for accessing evidence.
    Morton was present for the signing of the bill, which became law on January 1, 2014.


    http://www.tdcaa.com/journal/dawn-new-discovery-rules
     
  10. OV

    OV Rapscallion

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    As these 2012 FBI statistics confirm, whites do commit the majority of the crimes. However, when it comes to violent murders, whether overall or committed by juveniles under 18, that special 12.61% of the population commit just about 50% of them.

    So in terms of expectations of having your life ended by criminal violence, you can have these anomalies that @lumpylawyer is going out of her way to post, but playing the odds, you stand a statistically better chance of being murdered by 12.61% of the populace than you do by the other 87.39%.

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  11. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    The law today has very little to do with the constitution, and more to do with the shenannigans of a handful of unelected liberal douchebags from the 60's on.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    And 47-48% isn't even a majority, it's a plurality. Whites are a majority of the population. They are less likely than average to commit crimes, often by a large multiplier.
     
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