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Men imprisoned since 2006 get new trial after Cleveland police officers contradict fellow officers’ testimony

cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio — An appeals court granted a new trial for two men who spent the last 14 years in prison for the shooting of two people and the attempted shooting of a Cleveland police officer. The unanimous decision issued Thursday by the 8th District Court of Appeals found that Cleveland police and Cuyahoga County prosecutors denied Kenny Phillips …

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Judge rules men locked up for 1996 double murder were wrongfully convicted

Three men who spent the past 24 years behind bars for the double slaying of an off-duty NYPD cop and Queens businessman were ordered freed from prison Friday — after a judge ruled they were wrongfully convicted. The Queens District Attorney’s Office and defense lawyers for Rohan Bolt, 59, George Bell, 44, and Gary Johnson 46, had filed a joint …

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Brendan Dassey, Chris Tapp, and the Agentic State

By Jim Lovering In 1961, a Yale scientist carried out an experiment that quickly achieved notoriety verging on infamy. No one suffered direct harm, but test subjects learned something about themselves they might not have wanted to know. To perform the experiment, Stanley Milgram recruited dozens of volunteers, ordinary people from all walks of life. He told them they were …

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Illinois Senator Calls For More Teens To Have A Lawyer During Police Interrogations

An Illinois lawmaker want teenagers accused of murder to have a lawyer present when questioned by law enforcement. State Sen. Patricia Van Pelt, D-Chicago, discusses her bill at a press conference. On the right is Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-Chicago. Credit Sarah Mueller WUIS The popular Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer” has turned the public’s attention to issues like false confessions …

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Judges For Justice Releases Video Detailing Christopher Tapp False Confession

Christopher Tapp was convicted in 1998 of raping and killing 18-year-old Idaho Falls resident, Angie Dodge, in 1996. The only evidence in the case was a confession by Tapp which is arguably false. Tapp’s confession has all the signs of an unreliable coerced confession. Many people, including the victim’s mother believe Tapp is innocent of the crime. Judges for Justice advocates for Tapp and has …

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Recent Generation Why Podcast Misses The Mark On Jeff Havard Case

The Jeff Havard case was recently discussed on the Generation Why Podcast. Generation Why is a podcast hosted by two guys named Aaron and Justin. Each podcast presents a conversation between the two hosts discussing various topics involving true crime and mystery. Our organization Injustice Anywhere is appreciative that Generation Why chose to discuss Jeff’s case but we came away …

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