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Justice System Procedure Frequently Ignores Innocence

If you were able to read my recent article, Comment on the Nature and State of the (US) Justice System, you’ll know that I bemoaned the fact that the justice system has become an end unto itself, and gets itself (and defendants) endlessly tangled up in “procedure,” ignoring actual guilt or innocence. 39 more words


"...entitled to substantial compensation"

This title is taken from an advertisement on TV of some attorney trolling for customers, in which he says, “You may be entitled to substantial compensation.”  You’ve likely seen it yourself.   203 more words


Rebalancing the scales: the work of the Criminal Cases Review Commission

This post looks at the work of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, and the crucial role it has come to play in the justice system. 493 more words


Advances of science affects some convictions - so far bitemarks aren't included

The resounding inconsistencies in how US courts “handle” forensic expertise is brain-numbing. The Mississippi Supreme Court and the state attorney General Jim Hood’s go to chief appellate guy, Jason Davis (pictured above), are still investing in the now bitemark rejecting Michael West (pictured below) to preserve EL Howard’s… 103 more words

Forensic Science

Comment on the Nature and State of the (US) Justice System

While writing the latest post about Jack McCullough‘s exoneration, and while reading Courtney Bisbee‘s latest filing with the US District Court for Arizona, I got to reflecting on my experiences with the justice system over the past eight years, and I thought I would share some of my (unvarnished) observations. 2,190 more words

Prosecutorial Conduct (good And Bad)

The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah

Memory is the name of an albino woman who is in a Zimbabwean jail, awaiting the death sentence, for the murder of her guardian, Lloyd Hendricks. 676 more words

African Writing

Green light for police malpractice – the Susan May judgement

Green light for police malpractice – the Susan May judgement

by Andrew Green
first published 2002

The dismissal of the Susan May’s appeal against her conviction for murder is not only a disaster for Susan and all her family and numerous friends: it creates dangers for any innocent person suspected by the police of committing a crime.  4,570 more words