Friday Roundup: Misidentification and Overzealous Prosecution
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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