News 02.05.10

Media Coverage in Freddie Peacock Case

Yesterday, Freddie Peacock became the

250th person exonerated

by DNA evidence in the United States. We posted

background on his case

and a

new report

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.

Send yours here

.


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

Simple Justice

,

The Root

,

The Agitator

,

Overbrook Foundation

and

Black Voices

.

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