Yesterday, Freddie Peacock became the
250th person exonerated
by DNA evidence in the United States. We posted
background on his case
on the first 250 exonerations. This afternoon, Innocence Project Senior Case Coordinator Maggie Taylor wrote here about her experience with Peacock’s family at the exoneration hearing in Rochester.
Innocence Project supporters around the world are marking the 250th exoneration by sending letters to newspaper editors in their communities, calling for reforms to prevent future injustice.
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Here's a selection of media coverage of yesterday’s exoneration:
New York Times:
Vindication Now Arrives After a Battle of 28 Years
Los Angeles Times:
DNA Evidence Clears NY Man
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:
Article and Video
Dozens more news outlets, TV stations and blogs around the country carried Peacock’s story. Notable blog posts included