Crossing the street on Penn. Stopping to read the sign that read, ‘Catcalling is Harassment it’s never okay.’ Note to all those who think it’s a compliment. On the bench sitting beside a gentleman with BO crunching potato chips hidden … Continue reading →
I noticed that several of my friends clicked “Like Page” for Target. The first time I entered a Target store: it was about 1986-87 in Tucson. I hated it. Their check-outs were sooo…. slow; the design of the store was … Continue reading →
January 10, 2017 was the day for oral arguments in my son’s appeal. My daughter had to work, so we needed a babysitter for my grandson. I called a couple of people who had other commitments that day. Then I … Continue reading →
Christmas is as much about the past as the present(s). My Christmas memory of childhood started with attending Christmas Eve service and being up later than any other night of the year. We would come out the doors of church to … Continue reading →
I slept in my clothes last night, ready to rush out the door. I have slept fully or partly clothed every night in the six weeks I have lived in this apartment. No, I do not wear the same clothes … Continue reading →
I glanced over at a book on my lamp table, Perseverance by Margaret J. Wheatley. I think I bought this book months ago at the Staghorn Home & Garden Cafe (http://www.staghorngardencafe.com/) in Greenfield. I have not read it yet, which makes it … Continue reading →
I try to understand the procedures of this justice system with sex offenders. At some point as an offender, you may find yourself subjected to a denial polygraph which legal minds have suggested you will probably fail, not because of … Continue reading →
We rounded the corner as the man in a cowboy hat carrying a wooden cross with fake flowers bellowed almost unintelligible words that sounded menacing and foreboding. I caught some proclamation about the death of manhood. He was still there … Continue reading →
Have you ever been accused of something you did not do? By your parent, your sibling, your spouse, some family member, your friend, your employer, the police? How did you convince the person accusing you that you did not do … Continue reading →
Those exonerated by DNA testing aren’t the only people who have been wrongfully convicted in recent decades. For every case that involves DNA, there are hundreds that do not.
Only a fraction of criminal cases involve biological evidence that can be subjected to DNA testing, and even when such evidence exists, it is often lost or destroyed after a conviction. Since they don’t have access to a definitive test like DNA, many wrongfully convicted people have a slim chance of ever proving their innocence.
These factors are not the only causes of wrongful conviction. Each case is unique and many include a combination of the above issues. Review our case profiles to learn how the common causes of wrongful convictions have affected real cases and how these injustices could have been prevented.”