News 11.26.10

Friday Roundup: Misidentification and Overzealous Prosecution

A

five-part series

this week in the Cleveland Plain Dealer points to hundreds of cases where Cleveland prosecutors brought criminal charges based on little or no evidence.

Stephen Brodie was cleared last year, more than 20 years after he was convicted of a child rape evidence now shows he didn’t commit. The Dallas Morning News

reported this week

on the charges facing the alleged real perpetrator in the case.

The Florida Innocence Commission

met in Tampa on Monday

and heard testimony from eyewitness identification expert Gary Wells.

Death row exoneree Kirk Bloodsworth will join other exonerees Tuesday

at a panel discussion in Springfield

, Illinois. The Illinois legislature is currently

considering a bill

to end capital punishment in the state.

A Texas state representative asked why hundreds of rape kits in the state

are never tested

.

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