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The Falsely Accused And Wrongly Imprisoned
Crimes of Courts!
It never ends. Do a web-search for the "falsely imprisoned". I hope you have plenty of time to kill. If you're like our law enforcers and courts- there isn't much time. There isn't much time for getting at the truth. It's an assembly line. It's an ATM for lawyers and judges. And you fellow Americans will pay and pay. No, you may not care now. It's not your turn in front of the "Injustice System"!
Do people who have been unlawfully convicted and falsely imprisoned have the right to a civil remedy? If no, why not? If yes, who pays?
Are judges and prosecutors in a court with subject matter jurisdiction immune from civil liability under all circumstances no matter how outrageous their conduct, without exception?
Bill O'Reilly says!!!
“The Factor” is the only news program in the country holding American judges responsible for their behavior, the only one."
"That means judges often get away with outrageous sentences and courtroom shenanigans because we can't be everywhere. And when judges do misbehave, they hide behind the, “We can't talk about the case” ruse. So they're not held accountable to anyone. This must stop.
Maryland Judge Joseph Manck is a perfect example of what I'm saying. Earlier this year Manck sentenced a brutal child molester, a man who sexually abused his eight-year-old daughter for seven years to just four months in jail. That is a totally irresponsible sentence."
The system is full of flaws in falsely imprisoning as well.
Ask these folks below.
Greg Taylor was convicted of murdering Jacquetta Thomas, a woman he had never met. He swore his innocence from the start, but every appeal failed. Taylor got a break, when a novel fact-finding agency called the N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission recommended his case to a three-judge panel for further review. The judges declared him innocent and set him free. He was the first prisoner in the nation to earn his freedom through such a process. He had spent 17 years longing for his home and family.
BY MANDY LOCKE - Staff Writer
Man Falsely Imprisoned for 24 Years Seeks Damages
Thomas Lee Goldstein files claims that allege misconduct by police and prosecutors.
April 22, 2004|Henry Weinstein , Times Staff Writer
Attorneys for Thomas Lee Goldstein, who spent 24 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, announced Wednesday that they had filed damage claims, alleging that police officers and prosecutors had committed egregious acts of misconduct that cost the Vietnam veteran the prime years of his life.
"For the police to fabricate evidence and use perjured testimony to achieve their conviction" was an "egregious affront" to Goldstein and the Constitution that calls for compensation, said Ronald O. Kaye, Goldstein's attorney, at a Pasadena news conference.
Tainted Trials, Stolen Justice
An East Palo Alto auto mechanic will receive $2.75 million to settle a lawsuit that accused Santa ClaraCounty authorities of overzealous prosecution in a controversial murder case that stole nearly 12 years of his life.
Attorneys for the county and Rick Walker, who served 12 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, said the settlement received final approval from the county's insurance carrier Friday.
Walker, who has worked as a mechanic since winning his freedom in 2003, said he won't consider the case settled until the money is deposited to his bank account. But he also said he hopes the settlement will be "like a pebble thrown in the water" that has a "ripple effect" in preventing future abuses by law enforcement authorities.
"There's a lot more people like me that are not as fortunate as I am, that are still in prison for things they didn't do," said Walker, 51. "So ultimately, if this pebble in the water makes the county change what they are doing, that's a good thing."
Walker's 1991 conviction in the slaying of a Cupertino woman came after a trial that relied in part on testimony from a onetime co-defendant whose statements were later discredited. It was only after a friend of Walker's family developed new evidence that then-District Attorney George Kennedy decided to reopen the case in 2003.
The co-defendant and another man were eventually convicted in the case.
Evidence exonerates 328, but many still falsely imprisoned
Exonerations of defendants convicted of serious crimes more than tripled during the past 15 years as DNA and other new evidence overturned the convictions, a U-M study shows.
The study, "Exonerations in the United States, 1989 through 2003," includes what is believed to be the most comprehensive listing of exonerations in the United States to date. It was conducted by law Professor Samuel Gross and four students. The study reports that since 1989—when the first DNA exoneration occurred—328 defendants have been exonerated in the United States after being convicted of serious crimes such as rape and murder.
The exonerated were 316 men and 12 women; 145 of them were cleared by DNA identification technology, and 183 by other kinds of evidence. Exonerations increased sharply from about 12 a year through the early 1990s to an average of 43 annually after 2000, the study found. The study did not include at least 135 additional innocent defendants who were framed by rogue police officers and cleared within the last five years in two mass exonerations in California and Texas.
"The most important findings of our study concern the cases that we don't see—miscarriages of justice that are not detected," says Gross, an expert on criminal procedure and capital punishment. "The exonerations we see are just the tip of an iceberg. It is clear that there are many more false convictions that are never discovered."
The research indicates that the justice system must continue to improve its investigative methods to reduce the number of convictions of innocent people, Gross says. The study focuses on three common causes of false convictions: misidentifications, false confessions and perjury.
According to Gross, police should implement different tactics to reduce the danger of false convictions based on different types of faulty information. For instance, convictions based on false confessions could be reduced greatly by videotaping police interrogations so judges and juries can see for themselves the circumstances that led the defendant to confess, he says.
Another key finding in the research involved racial disparities in the juvenile justice system. Ninety percent of exonerated juvenile defendants are African American or Hispanic.
The students participating in the research were Kristen Jacoby and Daniel Matheson, Law School; Nicholas Montgomery, LSA's Department of Economics and Ford School of Public Policy; and Sujata Patel, School of Public Health.May 18, 2004
By Jared Wadley
James Woodard is now 55 years old and he spent more time in prison than any other wrongfully convicted inmate in U.S. history. It is an unforgivable record. Mr. Woodard said he intends to help the Innocence Project of Texas, which worked to release him from prison, however he can now that he is finally out of jail.
"Unfortunately, you're not getting justice today," State District Judge Mark Stoltz told Mr. Woodard. "You're getting the end of injustice." DNA testing freed Woodard a full 27 years and four months after being wrongly convicted finally exonerated him.
"After a careful review of the files in this case by our Conviction Integrity Unit, it is apparent that James Woodard did not have a fair trial back in 1981 and the results of his post-conviction DNA test exclude him as the perpetrator of any sexual assault that may have occurred, making him eligible for bond while we finalise our investigation on this case," Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins said in a news release.
"I thank God for letting me live through the experience," said Mr. Woodard. "I never learned to give up, especially when I'm right." According to the Innocence project, Woodard now becomes the 18th person in DallasCounty to have his conviction cast aside with the assistance of DNA test results that proved their innocence.
May 1, 2008
Jeffrey Dicks, the son of an impoverished Tennessee Mother, languished on death row for a robbery he didn't commit and a murder he didn't even see.... the tense, personal highly moving true story of the bloody crime of which eighteen year old Jeffrey was accused. His family was unable to afford a competent legal defense. At the trial, they watched in horror as vital evidence was never presented to the jury. Jeff, who had no history of violent or criminal behavior was convicted of a murder and sentenced to die in Tennessee's electric chair. His mother fervently pursued an appeal, but time ran out Strong bonds between mothers and their children, especially their sons, is the emotion that grabs the reader, and squeezes him in a stranglehold read on in a crescendo of heartbreaking pain until the bitter end. And a bitter end it is for the author, fighting to save her innocent son in any way she can, as the legal clock ticked toward the final hour.
Judges Free Inmate on Recommendation of Special Innocence Panel
It was the first winning case brought by a North Carolina commission established in 2006 after a series of wrongful convictions. By ROBBIE BROWN
February 18, 2010
MORE ON FALSE ARRESTS, CONVICTIONS AND IMPRISONMENTS AND: PRISONS AND PRISONERS, SENTENCES (CRIMINAL), DECISIONS AND VERDICTS, NORTH CAROLINA, INNOCENCE PROJECT
Vindication Now Arrives After a Battle of 28 Years
DNA evidence exonerated a Rochester man who was convicted and did time for a rape he did not commit.
February 5, 2010
MORE ON FALSE ARRESTS, CONVICTIONS AND IMPRISONMENTS AND: DNA (DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID), FORENSIC SCIENCE, INNOCENCE PROJECT
The Pulse: Tillman Goes Free, but Others Still Wait
More than 20 black men who also say they were tortured into confessions by the Chicago police from 1973 to 1991 remain in prison.
January 17, 2010
MORE ON FALSE ARRESTS, CONVICTIONS AND IMPRISONMENTS AND: POLICE BRUTALITY AND MISCONDUCT, PRISONS AND PRISONERS, CONFESSIONS, CHICAGO (ILL), TILLMAN, MICHAEL
Woman Who Made False Rape Charge Is Guilty of Perjury
By COLIN MOYNIHAN; JULIE BOSMAN and MATHEW R. WARREN CONTRIBUTED REPORTING.
Biurny Gonzalez testified that she lied in a trial that led to the 2006 conviction and imprisonment of William McCaffrey.
December 8, 2009
MORE ON FALSE ARRESTS, CONVICTIONS AND IMPRISONMENTS AND: PERJURY, MCCAFFREY, WILLIAM
Fewer Officers, Attracting More Lawsuits
Payouts on claims against the city have climbed to more than $100 million a year. But no one seems to be responsible.
December 2, 2009
MORE ON FALSE ARRESTS, CONVICTIONS AND IMPRISONMENTS AND: POLICE BRUTALITY AND MISCONDUCT, NEW YORK CITY, POLICE DEPARTMENT
Man Jailed for ’91 Murder Is Cleared by Judge
By JOHN ELIGON
A judge dismissed murder charges against Fernando Bermudez, who had served 18 years for the crime, a shooting in Greenwich Village in 1991.
Picked From a Lineup, on a Whiff of Evidence
Procedures in which dogs choose a suspect’s smell out of a group are under fire.
November 4, 2009
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October 29, 2009 -Dewey Bozella-26 years
By PETER APPLEBOME
Dewey Bozella, 50, who spent 26 years in prison in the 1977 killing of a 92-year-old woman, went free when his conviction was overturned in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Innocent but Dead
Scientific analysis has shown that Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas in 2004 for setting a fire that killed his three children, had in fact been innocent.
September 1, 2009
By TIM ARANGO
Fewer journalists are pursuing investigations of wrongful accusations, death penalty opponents say.
May 21, 2009
MORE ON FALSE ARRESTS, CONVICTIONS AND IMPRISONMENTS AND: NEWSPAPERS, CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, SUITS AND LITIGATION, DNA (DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID), INNOCENCE PROJECTThe Right to DNA Testing
Courts and legislatures need to do more to ensure that prisoners have access to DNA that could help prove their innocence.
May 19, 2009
Peter Shellem, whose relentless digging into dusty court records, erroneous crime-lab reports and coerced confessions during his 23 years as a reporter for the Patriot-News in Harrisburg, PA, led to the release of five wrongly convicted prisoners, died Oct. 24 at his home in Gardners, Pa. He was 49.
In a profile in 2007, American Journalism Review wrote of Mr. Shellem, “No one keeps records on such things, but experts on journalism and the wrongly convicted cannot think of a present-day reporter who by himself has compiled a résumé of freed prisoners as thick as Shellem’s.”
“He got into the nitty-gritty details of cases, and when he began to believe that somebody was wrongfully convicted he wouldn’t stop until he got justice,” Mr. Scheck said Monday. “Justice from the Fourth Estate has always been a great safety valve of our legal system, and Pete Shellem was that safety valve in Pennsylvania.”
In one case, a man who was a teenager when he was convicted of killing a neighbor was released after 28 years in prison. In another,DNA evidence that Mr. Shellem recovered from a professor’s refrigerator in Leipzig, Germany, exonerated a retarded man of rape and murder.
Steven Crawford was arrested in 1970, when he was 14, after a friend was bludgeoned to death with a hammer. In 2001, Mr. Shellem learned that an old briefcase had been found in the attic of a deceased detective who had worked on the case. Notes in the briefcase suggested that a state police chemist had altered laboratory results to help convict Mr. Crawford. The Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office supported Mr. Crawford’s release after 28 years in prison.
In 1988, Barry Laughman, a man with an IQ of about 70, was sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder of a distant relative, Edna Laughman. Fifteen years later, Mr. Shellem’s series in The Patriot-News pointed to flaws in the case, including a confession that appeared to have been coerced. He also tracked down microscope slides of semen recovered from the victim’s body that had been taken to Germany by a professor who had tried, but failed, to identify the DNA. DNA techniques that had improved since the trial showed that Mr. Laughman was not the killer. He was freed in 2003.
“In the Laughman case, Pete was beating his head against the wall for years and no one would listen to him,” Bill Moushey, director of the Innocence Institute of Point Park University in Pittsburgh, said Monday. “Some law enforcement people brought personal attacks against him, trying to debunk his work, but he stood strong and eventually that retarded kid walked out of prison.”
Among the other prisoners freed by Mr. Shellem’s investigations is David Gladden, who was convicted in 1995 of killing a 67-year-old woman, Geneva Long, and burning the body. Ten years later, Mr. Shellem discovered that a convicted serial killer had lived next door to Ms. Long; he had killed his known victims in the same way.
Mr. Shellem interviewed a witness who had testified that he was with Mr. Gladden at the time of the crime. The witness recanted, saying he had been coerced into confessing a role in the crime. Mr. Gladden walked out of prison on Feb. 16, 2007.
“I don’t start writing until I’m sure I’m right,” Mr. Shellem told The American Journalism Review, “and if people need to be embarrassed into doing the right thing, I’m happy to oblige them.”
Peter Joseph Shellem was born in Philadelphia on Oct. 6, 1960, one of five children of Harry and Josephine Shellem. Besides his son Philip, he is survived by his wife of 24 years, the former Joyce Elser; another son, Alek; a brother, Paul; and a sister, Karen Cain.
Mr. Shellem graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism in 1983. While in college, he worked at The Delaware County Times. He was a reporter for The Mercury, in Pottstown, Pa., before being hired by The Patriot-News in 1986.
A bearded, barrel-chested man, Mr. Shellem could have been cast as a B-movie reporter. He knew the first names of many bartenders in Harrisburg. He would sit in a bar poring over court transcripts and interviewing sources.
“I don’t want to lead anyone to believe I go to bars only to get stories,” he once said, “although it would be nice if my editors did.”
Peterson is still a prosecutor in Oklahoma.
Exonerated Wrongfully Imprisoned Sued By Prosecuter
KANSAS CITY, Mo. --
A local man who spent 11 years in an Oklahoma prison for a murder he did not commit is now being sued by the prosecutor who put him behind bars.
Dennis Fritz was exonerated in 1999. Last year, Fritz published a book called "Journey Toward Justice" about his experience. The book pulled no punches about the prosecutor in his case, KMBC's Martin Augustine reported.
But the prosecutor said Fritz got it wrong, and is taking him to court again for libel.
"It's just totally ridiculous," Fritz said.
Fritz told Augustine that he believes the lawsuit is less about the law and more about the heat his book is bringing down on his prosecutor Bill Peterson.
Augustine reported that the story details Fritz and his friend, Ron Williamson, co-defendants in the case, who were wrongly convicted on bad evidence for the slaying of Debra Sue Carter. DNA later proved that they did not do it.
With another man now in prison for the crime, Fritz said he finds it strange that the prosecutor wants him to pay for his account of those 11 years.
"He's actually going to try and sue me for punitive damages, monetary damages from the man that he falsely convicted. It's totally insane," Fritz said.
Best-selling author John Grisham wrote a book of his own account of the case, focusing on Williamson. But Grisham spent a lot of time interviewing Fritz, even warned him that their books might prompt a lawsuit.
Augustine reported that Peterson's lawsuit argues that he did the best he could with the murder case based on the available evidence. Peterson is also suing Grisham, saying in court papers that the books by Fritz and Grisham have maligned him.
Peterson is still a prosecutor in Oklahoma.
Las Cruces Magistrate Court Crooked Cop Stupid Judge
Police Brutality Compilation - Extremely Disturbing
Judges Sold Children Into Slavery
Mark Clavarella and Michael Conahan, judges from Luzerne County in Northeastern Pennsylvania admitted to making more than 2.5 million dollars by selling children into prison. For at least 4 years, the judges took money from 2 privately operated children's prisons in exchange for imprisoning children in the prisons.
This is an example of why private prisons are so bad and why contracting with private firms to imprison people is so very bad.
These "private" prisons were so terrible after the Civil War and during "Reconstruction" that life for former slaves was worse than slavery to many.
Albert Sabo is a runt. He's a runt both in body and spirit. In January 1998 Philadelphia finally rid itself of his blight. He was a judge for 25 terrible years. He liked to sentence black men to die. During his career he gave 27 black men death sentences. To round it out a little, he also sentenced 4 whites to die.
"The Pennsylvania Supreme Court also dismissed the testimony of Philadelphia court stenographer, Terri Maurer Carter who overheard Mumia's original trial judge, Albert Sabo, state in his antechamber in relation to Mumia's case, "Yeah, and I'm going to help 'em fry the nigger."
Judge Michale Joyce
Judge Michale Joyce has been indicted for a slew of lies and defrauding two insurance firms out of almost half a million dollars. The feds had to bring the indictment because Pennsylvania's courts are so corrupt that they can't be trusted to weed out even the most corrupt judges.
I'm a Pennsylvania attorney who had the utter displeasure of dealing with former Monroe County District Attorney Pazuhanich. He has since become a judge and been been charged with sexually molesting his 10 year-old relative.
Debra Schmidt Case
Debra Schmidt Case, Alameda County, California. A convicted sex offender, an illegal immigrant, a man who molested his niece in front of his wife, raped his wife in front of one of his daughters, and later molested another child, Manuel Saavedra, received custody of his young daughters, but their mother, Debra Schmidt, was arrested and charged with kidnapping. Ultimately, after six years (nearly half of cognizant childhood), Schmidt regained custody.
Wendy Titelman Case Cobb County, Georgia. Wendy
is the mother of two daughters who wrongfully were taken from
her by a Georgia judge September 15, 2000, and turned over to
father after the children claimed he had sexually abused them, and their
mother reported this abuse. Their mother was jailed. Months later, the
criminal jury was so outraged that after acquitting Titelman, they took
it upon themselves to write a letter of complaint to Judge
James Bodiford and the responsible
Attorney who had brought the charges. But it was to no avail: in all the
time since, Wendy Titleman has not had her children returned to her.
"Medical and mental health experts confirmed the abuse.
Claudine Dombrowski Case, Shawnee County, Kansas. Claudine lost custody of her baby daughter Rikki to Hal Richardson, the man who did this, thanks to Judge James P. Buchele, who refused to permit adequate testimony at trial, shortening it to benefit his docket, and also ordered Claudine to move back to Topeka to live near Richardson, for the sake of their "co-parenting." WHAT?! Richardson is a man with multiple criminal convictions for violent behavior (Battery, Attempted Battery, Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer, Obstruction of Legal Process, violation of Open Container law), a man who has beaten and raped Claudine multiple times before and after her divorce from him, a man who has threatened to kill her and her child.
This is a never ending HUB! Americans, the citizens of the United States of Apathy consider America fine. The Injustice System of the US is the best so it needs no repair. The religious wrong posture with "well they must have been doing something wrong or else they wouldn't be in jail. If they were in Bible study this wouldn't have happened."
The lady above didn't deserve what she got whether she was in church Sunday or not.
I don't expect Satan worshipers to do anything.
Satan worshipers are who Christians vote for.
Evil runs the government.
I expect Christians and people of all faiths including atheists who practice the LAW to be appalled. and speak out.
The LAW is adopted by every religion.
The LAW is the GOLDEN RULE.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Q: How can you tell when a lawyer is lying?
A: His lips move
Q: What is the difference between a dead dog in the road and a dead lawyer
in the road?
A: There are skid marks in front of the dog.
Q: What do you call a lawyer with an I. Q. of 50?
A: Your honour.
Q: Why won't sharks attack lawyers?
A: Professional courtesy.
Q: When lawyers die, why are they buried in a hole 24 feet deep?
A: Because deep down, they are all nice guys
Q: What is the difference between a lawyer and a bucket of crap?
A: a bucket
Q: What is the difference between God and a lawyer?
A: God doesn't think he's a lawyer.
Q: What does a lawyer and a sperm have in common?
A: Both have about a one in 3 million chance of becoming a human being.
Q: What is the difference between a lawyer and a gigolo?
A: A gigolo only screws one person at a time.
Q: What do lawyers use as contraceptives?
A: Their personalities.
Lawyer Gifts - Statues of Justice, Scales & Gavels
Yes, you can now buy that perfect gift for that lawyer you love.
And- no- I won't be listing the website.
A lawyer and two friends, a Rabbi and a Hindu
holy man, had car trouble in the countryside and asked to spend the night with
a farmer. The farmer said "There might be a problem; you see, I only have
room for two to sleep, so one of you must sleep in the barn."
"No problem," said the Rabbi, "My people wandered in the desert for forty years, I am humble enough to sleep in the barn for an evening." With that he departed to the barn and the others bedded down for the night. Moments later a knock was heard at the door; the farmer opened the door, there stood the Rabbi from the barn.
"What's wrong?" asked the farmer.
He replied, "I am grateful to you , but I can't sleep in the barn. There is a pig in the barn and my faith believes that is an unclean animal." His Hindu friend agrees to swap places with him. But a few minutes late the same scene reoccurs. There is a knock on the door,
"What's wrong, now?" the farmer asks.
The Hindu holy man replies, "I too am grateful for your helping us out but there is a cow in the barn and in my country cows are considered sacred. I can't sleep on holy ground!"
Well, that leaves only the lawyer to make the change. He grumbled and complained, but went out to the barn.
Moments later there was another knock on the farmers door. Frustrated and tired, the farmer opens the door, and there stood the pig and the cow
The biggest problem I have with these PESTS is that they will not clean up after themselves.
They will not police themselves.
They perpetuate a terrible, terrible system that is indeed their own ATM machine!
Lawyer: "Judge, I wish to appeal my
client's case on the basis of newly discovered evidence."
Judge: "And what is the nature of the new evidence?"
Lawyer: "Judge, I discovered that my client still has $500 left."
One federal judge got arrested for driving drunk while dressed in drag. Others stood accused of frequenting prostitutes, a strip club and a shady escort service; sexually assaulting female court employees; sucker-punching a stranger; or slapping a spouse.
Federal judges have made illegal campaign contributions, falsified court records, and illegally concealed cash gifts and gambling debts. Many more have engaged in unethical or irresponsible acts, according to an investigation by the Houston Chronicle of more than 3,000 judicial misconduct matters nationwide and analysis of related records over 10 years.
Most get away with it.
Only seven judges in the last decade have faced formal disciplinary action as a result of the nation's secretive misconduct review process. In that same period, citizens filed more than 6,000 formal misconduct complaints, the Chronicle found.
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