Category Archives: National Defense

A broken system…

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Instances of wrongful conviction are real…

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“Instances of wrongful conviction are real and exist in far greater numbers than any of us would like to admit. Wrongful convictions undermine public safety, and they pose the greatest threat there is to the integrity required of our justice system…” – Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice

Old glory…

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Our justice system universe…

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People like closure…

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…and this is one reason juries sometimes wrongfully convict innocent people.  They want someone to be punished. …even if there is little or no evidence to convict the person set before them. (page 281 of A Wilderness of Error by Errol Morris)

Deluding themselves…

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Frank Lee Smith – consider

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This is a sad story.  It is made more sad when we realize this is just yet another such case in hosts of examples.  (and these are just the ones we learn about… Think of the thousands that we don’t know about yet because the cases haven’t been publicized, or even their innocence acknowledged yet.) This is why steps need… Read more »

The fiction of memory

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Exonerate the west memphis 3

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Inform yourself. There are innocent people behind bars. America’s legal system cannot operate justly if we as citizens do not maintain vigilance. Authority corrupts.  The system ought to protect us against that authority, not enbellish it. 

Free Saeed Abedini

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http://beheardproject.com/saeed#write Take a minute (literally) to show your support for the release of the American citizen being wrongfully held in Iranian prison.