Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Innocence Matters

From the web page of legal defense nonprofit Innocence Matters:

"John was 18 years old when he was arrested for a murder he did not commit. The truth has been locked away with John [Smith] in his prison cell for 17 years. In July, John effortlessly passed a polygraph performed by a retired career law-enforcement officer. Soon after, the sole eyewitness was interviewed and immediately explained that he was pressured by the police to implicate John." ... "A right-handed black man [Karreem Jones] with a medium complexion was convicted of a robbery committed by a left-handed man with a dark complexion. Another case of close enough in Georgia?" ... "We are proud and honored to have had the opportunity to assist on the Troy Davis case - an innocent man on Georgia's death row."

Jessica Farris says:
"It makes you think about ... how many false witness identifications there are." ...

"Your heart just gets broken over and over again that one wrong turn, one alibi that is just not strong enough or one being where you're not supposed to be or being involved in things you're not supposed to be involved in, and his entire life has shifted in a horrible way."

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