News 12.09.11

Friday Roundup

A 10-week investigation into the

case of Ariel Gomez

led by seven students of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism raises serious questions about his conviction.

The American Bar Association recommended that the state of

Kentucky indefinitely halt all executions

after a recently released study showed a high rate of convictions being reversed.

An editorial in The Washington Post highlights the struggle to

overturn a wrongful conviction

, even after the victim recanted.

Actor Martin Sheen spoke at a press conference outside a New York City courthouse

in support of Jon-Adrian Velazquez

, who he believes was wrongfully convicted because of eyewitness misidentification.

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