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  • congenitaldisease
    10.06.2021 - 1 day ago

    On 15 November, 1989, 15-year-old student from Peekskill, New York, Angela Correa, left her home with her cassette player and camera in search of subjects for her photography class. When she didn’t return home her family called the police. Her badly beaten body was discovered two days later; she had been beaten, raped, and then strangled to death. Authorities zoned in on her classmate, 17-year-old Jeffrey Deskovic, who was said to have arrived to school late the day after Angela disappeared. He also apparently behaved “overly distraught” by her death, often visiting her grave.

    Classmates said that Jeffrey was particularly fond of Angela because she was one of the very few students that actually spoke to him. Jeffrey was questioned a number of times about the murder of Angela and was taken to a private polygraph business at the request of the local Sheriff’s Department. The real motive behind this was to “get the confession” as revealed during trial. Jeffrey was held in a small room without a lawyer or parent. As well as this, he was provided with no food and intensely interrogated. His so-called confession came after six grueling hours. Regardless of the fact that his DNA did not match that of the semen found on Angela, Jeffrey was arrested and the prosecution attempted to strengthen his coerced confession.

    The prosecution attempted to argue that the semen came from a consensual partner and that Jeffrey was the real killer, which he staunchly denied. With not a shred of evidence against him and going on his coerced confession alone, which he had immediately recanted, Jeffrey was found guilty of murder in 1991. Jeffrey sat in prison until September 2006, when the DNA from the semen found on Angela’s body was tested again and lo and behold, the semen was matched to convicted murderer Steven Cunningham, who was serving time for strangling the sister of his girlfriend.

    On 20 September, 2006, Jeffrey was released from prison after his conviction was overturned. Jeffrey won a $41.6 million lawsuit for his wrongful conviction and now works as an advocate for reforming the criminal justice system.

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  • narrowtriangle33-blog
    09.06.2021 - 2 days ago

    Please sign and share this petition for him.

    Fight for his innocence.

    #human rights violations #human rights#wrongful conviction#wrongful imprisonment#share#pls help #pls pls pls #pls reblog#pls rb#sharetheword#innocence #pls rb <3 #pls rb this #pls share #do this pls #pls repost#pls hlp #pls rb if u can #please pretty please #please please do #rb#hlp#takeaction#rp #take a stand
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  • chantlight
    06.06.2021 - 5 days ago
    #I really just need to make up an NPC profile for her at this point #I keep meaning to I just haven't lmao#probably from a respectable Orlesian family #not super powerful but not weak either #joined the Chantry of her own will but honestly ambition did play a role #not that she isn't a believer. she's just also ambitious. #her parents certainly did not have complaints about her rising the ranks lmao #definitely in line with Beatrix's emphasis on the political and desire to expand + solidify the Chantry's influence #altho Beatrix had issues with nepotism and so on #while this Left Hand is more clear-headed and will choose her goals over her friends #and like!! she does believe in what she's doing and that it's for the greater good#she got the spirit but her execution is WRONG #anyway strong candidate for Divine after Beatrix but she narrowly lost to Dorothea and probably got assassinated #FC probably . . . Janet McTeer in The White Queen

    all of this holds true but I would like to clarify what I mean by her being both faithful and ambitious. the cornerstone of the Chantry is that the Maker will not turn his gaze to Thedas until the Chant of Light rings from all corners of the world. that’s (one of the reasons) why Drakon spread it by conquest and was brutal in eradicating all other cults. that’s why the Chant rings constantly from every chantry, and why there are Chanters who dedicate themselves to speaking only the Chant for the rest of their lives. I could dive real deep into how this has shaped the Chantry and, by extension, Thedosian history, but we don’t need all that right now.

    the point is she was a product of this culture. she did not seek to expand the Chantry’s influence for worldly reasons, although it meant becoming deeply involved in worldly affairs. on the contrary, she was building on this basic tenet of the faith. she was working to spread the Chant to all corners of Thedas that they might earn the Maker’s forgiveness. like Drakon and many since him, she was willing to go to any length to see this done. if that meant a holy war . . . well, no price is too high if it redeems all souls.

    #⊰ headcanon | world ⋄ the tempered soul is everlasting ⊱ #so basically awful! #she was convicted. she believed. and she was wrong. #she and Cassandra had a lot of beef ngl #sometimes they could work together but overall Cass did not care for her
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  • zaestrophe
    30.05.2021 - 1 week ago

    Love Azazel cuz he just, hes so vocal about his distastement of heaven and the mistreatment while being the watcher.

    #z rambles #Azazel : shiiiit yall victim shaming down??? look im a fallen now i csn kill you ya know #probably solomon : honestly it checks out. zel didnt di snything wrong #yeah zel killed the person who accused it but like.....they got it coming tho 🧐 #i think when u fall u have to get ysed to your new trsits a lot. so zel probably still feels strong smotiom sbout their conviction #and basically struggling s lot wuth how outspoken they r now byt st the end of the dsy it kmow its right #u csn tell they havent reslly let go of their duty yet by their clothes snd demon form #zel likes luke s lot thats a whole child bro they dont kmow the corruption behind the scene. but i think zel def gets annoyed sometimes #and down right leave without sayung snything st sll. like zel just said adios then boom bye #zel in kater chaoters (prob when they go ti the human world) : lmao if someone starts tslking sbout religion ill stsrts throwing hands fr #zel and lucifer kill a human cuz they hate god for what they did to them asmr #im joking but itd be fucking funny #thing is ZEL IS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME CAUTIOUS AND CARING PERSON. they were truly one of the most besutiful angel #i like to think in zel angel form they hide their fsce. and the scsr we see on its face was long before the fall
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  • socialist-literotica
    27.05.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    i don’t even have a cycle of abuse to break my dad just invented being abusive lmfao 

    #which tbh is frustrating #because even with my dads conviction #and losing custody of us #most of his family thinks hes just stupid and got put in the wrong places at the wrong time #and don't think hes actually a terrible person #and ESPECIALLY anyone on that side of the family who is anywhere near my age #they actually just think that my sister and I hate them for no reason #and thats why we don't talk to them or go to family gatherings #and its so frustrating cuz like #no one really knows that me and my sister were like actually abused #they mostly just blame my mother #for being mentally ill
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  • zediina
    26.05.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Do non-immigrants understand how fuckin hard it can be to craft a national identity for yourself?

    Like it stresses me out when people ask me where I‘m from, which is a normal question to ask but how do I explain to you that this is not a question with a simple answer, because no matter what I say I will feel guilty, like I‘m betraying my other countries of origins or like im not (insert nationality) enough to call it my home

    Yes I was born there yes I went to school there yes I know the city like the back of my hand

    But also all my friends and neighbors were immigrants and my school was for immigrants and I don’t know much about the culture and history of this place and I don’t speak the dialect

    But how can I call my parents‘ countries my home when yes I know the culture and language but only to a certain extent plus I didn’t grow up in that society and I don’t have ties to and memories of one particular place or city

    And no matter what country I‘m in something‘s always missing, it never truly feels like home

    And even if I do decide to give a simple one word answer by just picking one country and sticking with it someone’s gonna ask/say something and I‘ll have to explain that „well, actually...“ and then I get asked a bunch of questions about why did you move here where is your family from what languages do you speak at home and just. Thanks for being interested but I get these question all the fucking time and sometimes it gets tiring.

    Rant over

    #like don’t get me wrong I‘m happy with my life and the way I grew up #but sometimes I wish I could wholeheartedly and with conviction say ‚I‘m from (insert country)‘ without feeling like an impostor #I‘ll be like ‚I’m German’ #‚oh what part??’ I don’t fucking know!! #my grandma‘s from northern bavaria and my grandpa‘s from a region that isn’t even IN germany anymore!! #and I’ve barely been to either places!! #but it’s the closest easy answer I can give you #I’m just a patchwork of like 3-4 different cultures #immigrant#about me#i talk#immigrant problems
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  • libraryofva
    15.05.2021 - 3 weeks ago
    Recent Acquisition - Photograph Collection
    Original December 1952 caption: "Silas Rogers, 30, recently freed from Virginia State Penitentiary where he was serving a life sentence on a murder conviction, displays the best present he has ever received, a full pardon - on a Christmas tree. Wrongly convicted of the murder of a Petersburg, Va. police officer, Rogers was freed through the efforts of a newsman Jack Kilpatrick of the Richmond News Leader."
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  • tubbsmccracken
    15.05.2021 - 4 weeks ago
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  • narrowtriangle33-blog
    09.05.2021 - 1 mont ago
    #share#please share #please sign it #please spread if you can #please spread the word #please spread awareness #please spread this #wrongful conviction#unjust#injustice#justice#jesussss#jesussaves#jesus#prison state#prison sentence#prison system #justice for all #help#reblog#rb#rp #be the solution #be the change #father#arkansas#please someone #please please please #help him #do it for him
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  • anatomy-lesson
    11.04.2021 - 2 monts ago

    “Acquitted As Two Confess,” Toronto Star. April 10, 1941. Page 02. ---- Vancouver, April 10. - (CP) - Peter Mike Swisschook, 28, was acquitted by an assize court jury here yesterday at his second trial on a hold-up charge. Swisschook was convicted at his first trial and was awaiting sentence when two youths confessed to the holdup.

    #vancouver#hold up#armed robbery#armed robbers#confessions#exoneration#acquittal#false conviction#wrongfully convicted#wrongful conviction #canada during world war 2 #crime and punishment in canada #history of crime and punishment in canada
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  • gooseras
    28.04.2021 - 1 mont ago

    i just officially applied for graduation in the fall of 2021 this feels so unreal 😭

    #i knew i was graduating next semester but actually getting that confirmation is different #in two weeks i have my senior presentation but after that i’m essentially done #next semester i get to take random electives so it’s gonna be chill i can’t wait #(i say chill and yet I’m signed up for a classes on the death penalty/wrongful convictions/forensics kekdjd) #the reality hasn’t really set in yet though 😭 #kay rambles#uni rambles
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  • himbo-the-clown
    24.04.2021 - 1 mont ago

    There are many reasons Father Brown wouldn’t work if he were a rabbi instead of a priest. But I think the most important one is that he’d be trying to explain why the killer shouldn’t kill more people and should turn themself in instead, and while he was talking he’d somehow manage to convince himself and the person that actually maybe they’re justified, but also they definitely aren’t, and those two opinions don’t contradict and actually there’s no such thing as objective morality and who’s the authority on what’s right and wrong, especially living under a flawed legal system? And basically he’d just succeed in confusing everyone around him and probably also getting himself killed for talking too much

    #דיברתי#father brown#rabbi brown #which is now my catchall jewish Father Brown tag #like 2 jews 3 opinions and all that #he wouldn't be able to say with 100% conviction that the person was wrong #and therefore he'd be ineffective at convincing people to turn themselves in
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  • brownnoise
    22.04.2021 - 1 mont ago

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    #um im conflicted by the way criminal cases (rn with paul flores and his father) are being conducted bc the system is a whole issue but to be #fair to a person b4 a conviction and evidence is presented #and about bail...so many people are upset that his bail was decreased cuz he deserves to pay so much more and i dont agree eith that system #and people have enlightened me to the idea as to why it is inherently wrong... rich people can pay for their freedom b4 trial & conviction #and essentially that means only rich people are allowed the privileges to which fines/money is attached...like with everything else #it would be cool if we knew when a person was being str8up honest ┐(´ー`)┌ #it should b based on the amt of evidence they have 👏🏽 so hurry it up if we all refused to waive our 30 days the system would b in shambles #i understand the ppl investdd kn this ..their anger bc of the high likelihood they are guilty but the way we go abt things is questionable #this is all to say...f the system it needs to be replaced entirely #nah nah nah 🚨cuz now theres more evidence/witnesses that know of their culpability and theyre just sitting on it d-damn yeah jail
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  • crowsking
    20.04.2021 - 1 mont ago
    ℟ ...        + TAG DROP  :         ROUND ONE.

    ℟ ...        + HEADCANON  :         EVERY MAN IS A SAFE‚ A VAULT OF SECRETS AND LONGINGS.

    ℟ ...        + IMAGE  :         I’LL TELL YOU A SECRET: THE REALLY BAD MONSTERS NEVER LOOK LIKE MONSTERS.

    ℟ ...        + WRITING  :         WITH EVERY RETELLING‚ DIRTYHANDS WOULD GET CRAZIER AND MORE RUTHLESS.

    ℟ ...        + INTROSPECTION  :         A SECRET’S NOT LIKE COIN. IT DOESN’T KEEP ITS VALUE IN THE SPENDING.

    ℟ ...        + ANALYSIS  :         CROWS REMEMBER HUMAN FACES: WHO FEEDS THEM‚ WHO WRONGS THEM.

    ℟ ...        + MEME  :         SEND IN BEFORE REBLOGGING.

    ℟ ...        + EDIT  :         OKAY TO REBLOG.

    ℟ ...        + OUT  :         SPEAKING OF‚ LITTLE MISS KATHERINE...

    ℟ ...        + INEJ  :         A SPY KNOWN AS THE WRAITH.

    ℟ ...        + JESPER  :         A SHARPSHOOTER WHO CAN’T WALK AWAY FROM A WAGER.

    ℟ ...        + MATTHIAS  :         A CONVICT WITH A THIRST FOR REVENGE.

    ℟ ...        + WYLAN  :         A RUNAWAY WITH A PRIVILEGED PAST.

    ℟ ...        + NINA  :         A HEARTRENDER USING HER MAGIC TO SURVIVE THE SLUMS.

    ℟ ...        + THE CROWS  :         NO MOURNERS‚ NO FUNERALS.

    ℟ ...        + THE DREGS  :         HE IS THE SPINE: SNAP IT AND THE GANG COLLAPSES.

    ℟ ...        + PEKKA  :         TELL ME: HAVE WE EVER MADE A DEAL BEFORE?

    ℟ ...        + JORDIE  :         WE WERE SUPPOSED TO LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER.

    ℟ ...        + ALINA  :         YOU ARE QUITE VALUABLE‚ YOU KNOW.

    ℟ ...        + MAL  :         IF HE ISN’T WITH KIRIGAN’S CREW‚ HE’S WITH OURS.

    #℟ ...        + HEADCANON  :         EVERY MAN IS A SAFE‚ A VAULT OF SECRETS AND LONGINGS. #℟ ...        + IMAGE  :         I’LL TELL YOU A SECRET: THE REALLY BAD MONSTERS NEVER LOOK LIKE MONSTERS. #℟ ...        + WRITING  :         WITH EVERY RETELLING‚ DIRTYHANDS WOULD GET CRAZIER AND MORE RUTHLESS. #℟ ...        + INTROSPECTION  :         A SECRET’S NOT LIKE COIN. IT DOESN’T KEEP ITS VALUE IN THE SPENDING. #℟ ...        + ANALYSIS  :         CROWS REMEMBER HUMAN FACES: WHO FEEDS THEM‚ WHO WRONGS THEM. #℟ ...        + MEME  :         SEND IN BEFORE REBLOGGING. #℟ ...        + EDIT  :         OKAY TO REBLOG. #℟ ...        + OUT  :         SPEAKING OF‚ LITTLE MISS KATHERINE... #℟ ...        + INEJ  :         A SPY KNOWN AS THE WRAITH. #℟ ...        + JESPER  :         A SHARPSHOOTER WHO CAN’T WALK AWAY FROM A WAGER. #℟ ...        + MATTHIAS  :         A CONVICT WITH A THIRST FOR REVENGE. #℟ ...        + WYLAN  :         A RUNAWAY WITH A PRIVILEGED PAST. #℟ ...        + NINA  :         A HEARTRENDER USING HER MAGIC TO SURVIVE THE SLUMS. #℟ ...        + THE CROWS  :         NO MOURNERS‚ NO FUNERALS. #℟ ...        + THE DREGS  :         HE IS THE SPINE: SNAP IT AND THE GANG COLLAPSES. #tag drop. #℟ ...        + PEKKA  :         TELL ME: HAVE WE EVER MADE A DEAL BEFORE? #℟ ...        + JORDIE  :         WE WERE SUPPOSED TO LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER. #℟ ...        + ALINA  :         YOU ARE QUITE VALUABLE‚ YOU KNOW. #℟ ...        + MAL  :         IF HE ISN’T WITH KIRIGAN’S CREW‚ HE’S WITH OURS.
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  • atasteforsuicidal
    14.04.2021 - 1 mont ago

    can't say this is the exact subject i was expecting when i started scrolling to see if this podcast had covered damien, jessie, and/or jason, but you know what? it makes sense. there are already many, many people out there who know exactly what constant isolation feels like.

    anyway, it's nice to hear damien sounding so upbeat, and i'm looking forward to the other episodes this podcast has done on the wm3.

    #wm3 #west memphis three #damien echols#wrongful conviction #wrongful conviction podcast
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  • latinposeidon
    14.04.2021 - 1 mont ago

    So this is the timeline I’ve come up with so far. It’s not gonna be a 100% accurate thing coz there's quite a lot of conflicting information in the dialogue plus I’m British, haven't properly slept in almost two days, and have no knowledge of the American schooling system. But hey, maybe Los Feliz has weird term dates and rules about changing course. Maybe Ms Harrison pulled some strings to keep her around til March, idk man I've been writing this for like five and a half hours

    1920s: Caleb dies during one of his magic tricks and becomes a ghost

    1980s: Willie dies and gets taken in by Caleb

    24th December 1994: Luke runs away from home

    22nd July 1995: the boys die and Bobby disappears from the public eye

    March-June 2019: Rose dies

    4th March 2020: Julie gets dropped from the music program and meets the boys

    5th March: Julie plays Wake Up and gets turned down from the music program. A ghost hug isn't the feel-good moment Alex thinks it is

    6th: spirit rally, the band plays Bright, Willie and Alex meet, Julie plays Flying Solo for Flynn

    16th: Bobby-Trevor's 42nd birthday, Willie and Alex go to the museum together, the boys haunt Bobby, they miss the dance to go to the HGC and get stamped

    17th: dance class, Luke’s birthday, Julie gets grounded, they play Finally Free at Eats and Beats, Reggie shows Carlos and Victoria that ghosts are real

    19th: Perfect Harmony, Willie tells Alex they shouldn't have met, girls am I right?, Edge of Great performance, Willie comes clean about Caleb, the boys decide that the Orpheum is their unfinished business

    20th: Willie and Alex meet in the Orpheum and rip my heart out, Julie turns Nick down, French dip time, Julie visits Mitch and Emily, Luke tells Julie about Caleb, Julie finds the Sunset Curve shirt and decides to help the boys cross over

    21st: Willie kidnaps a bunch of people, the band gets booked for the Orpheum, Carlos finds out about Sunset Curve, Trevor sees the boys in the EoG video, the boys have nothing to lose, Stand Tall performance, see Luke? A ghost hug is the feel-good moment Alex thinks it is

    22nd: smoke vore, this is what you look like when someone calls your name

    Now please just don't ask me to try to figure out the geography of weird Canadian LA. I need a nap.

    #julie and the phantoms #jatp #not kidding i've been writing this since 10pm #it's half three in the morning #like britgate crew. this is what I was working on while I made those edits #i'm dead inside #i had a two hour nap at 6am yesterday and that's it #i'm still half deaf in one ear #caleb covington #fuck it caleb convict #it's not wrong #luke patterson#alex mercer#reggie peters#rose molina#julie molina#flynn jatp#flynn flynnigan#flynn nolastname#willie jatp#willie nolastname #willie wilbur williamson #bobby jatp#bobby nolastname#bobby wilson#nick jatp#nick nolastname #nick danforth evans #carlos molina#carrie wilson
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  • fit-artichoke8738
    12.04.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Carelessness...

    Crucial oversights...

    Little mistakes that cost them the whole case...

    Geez, it’s almost like these guys are being framed with very obvious pieces of evidence or something!

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  • anatomy-lesson
    31.12.2020 - 5 monts ago

    “Blames Interpreter,” Toronto Star. December 10, 1930. Page 01. --- Port Arthur Finn Says ‘Not Guilty’ Changed to ‘Guilty’ --- Akseli Panttaja of Port Arthur blames a court interpreter’s faulty knowledge of Finnish for the fact that he is at present doing a month in jail for vagrancy, Mr. Justice Logie was told at Osgoode Hall to-day. The fact about Panttaja’s conviction by Magistrate W. W. O’Brien on Nov. 13, according to affidavits filed with his appeal papers, was that he pleaded ‘ not guilty’ and the court interpreter translated the Finnish word as ‘guilty.’

    Justice Logie made an order requiring the Port Arthur jailer to produce the prisoner forthwith.

    #port arthur#thunder bay#osgoode hall #ontario court of appeals #wrongful conviction#wrongful imprisonment#court interpreter#finnish canadians #finnish immigration to canada #port arthur jail #vagrancy#criminalizing vagrancy #the vagrant as criminal #northwestern ontario #great depression in canada #crime and punishment in canada #history of crime and punishment in canada
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  • thoughtlessarse
    10.04.2021 - 2 monts ago
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