Friday Roundup: Innocence and Invisible Gorillas
An Arkansas judge
ordered DNA testing
in the case of a man convicted of shooting a couple 24 years ago.
A forum today in Los Angeles
explored the issue of eyewitness misidentification and reforms to improve the accuracy of identification procedures used by law enforcement agencies.
Robert Davis has
served eight years
in Virginia prisons for a murder he says he didn’t commit. “The Invisible Gorilla,” a book chronicling some surprising research in human attention, perception, memory and reasoning, came out in paperback this week.
Buy the book by tomorrow
and the authors will donate $5 to the charity of your choice (and we’re on the list of choices!). If you haven’t seen it, you might also enjoy
the video that gave the book its name
The government of Western Australia
to a man who spent 15 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, but the payment came 35 years after his release.
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