News 04.30.07

Calls for reform continue to grow nationwide

Columns published in the last three days in Milwaukee, Baltimore, New York and across the country continued to raise the need for criminal justice reforms nationwide, highlighting the causes of Jerry Miller’s wrongful conviction 25 years ago. Miller was exonerated last week, becoming the 200th DNA exoneree nationwide.

  • In the Baltimore Sun, columnist Gregory Kane discusses cross-racial identification as a major cause of wrongful conviction.

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  • In the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Columnist Gregory Stanford writes about his junior year at Marquette University, when he became a rape suspect simply because he is black. He compares his experience to Miller’s and wonders where the police questioning could have led him.

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  • In New York Newsday, Columnist Les Payne discusses cross-racial identification and the Innocence Project benefit event last week.

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  • In a national column, Marie Cocco of the Washington Post compares Jerry Miller's case and the Duke lacrosse case.

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