Events 09.27.17

Watch Barry Scheck Live on Facebook for Wrongful Conviction Day

By Innocence Staff

Andre Hatchett and Barry Scheck. Photo by Sameer Abdel-Khalek.

Across the United States, 351 people have been exonerated through post-conviction DNA testing. October 2nd is Wrongful Conviction Day – the annual international observance dedicated to ending wrongful convictions.

How will you get involved this Wrongful Conviction Day? Last year, the digital movement reached over a million people worldwide. As part of the 2017 Wrongful Conviction Day lineup, tune into Facebook Live on October 2nd at 2 p.m. EST with Innocence Project Co-Founder and Co-Director Barry Scheck, where he’ll be talking about the significance behind Wrongful Conviction Day and taking your questions. You can also post questions for Barry in the comments section below on this page.

On October 2nd, use your voice to make change. It’s as simple as joining the conversation!

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  1. Gary Matheson says:

    If you extrapolate the 351 wrongly convicted by criminals with badges how many innocent people have been executed just since the Supreme Court brought back capital punishment I believe in the 1970s. It has to be hundreds.

  2. dale says:

    Domestic Enemies Make, Support, Enforce, and Defend Un-Constitutional Laws.
    America is the leading jailer in the history of all human civilizations.
    Despite Innocence, over 95% of all defendants are forced to plead guilty rather than go to trial.
    At least 12% of People convicted of ‘Serious’ crimes are INNOCENT.
    (Less serious crimes much higher % innocent wrongly convicted.)
    In the 1990s, a federal inquiry found that DNA testing, then new, was clearing 25% of primary suspects.
    America is NOT Free. USA Citizens are denied their Constitutional Rights.
    Some Government & Legal Officials, and many Laws are domestic enemies, traitors, perjures, and in violation to the US Constitution.

    North Dakota Wrongfully Convicted
    https://sites.google.com/site/nodakwc/

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