August 10, 2008

DNA tests clear men convicted of crimes

Posted in Crime and Punishment, Discrimination, DNA, Injustice, Justice, Politics, Society tagged , , , , , at 4:31 pm by jimwilbur

Whether intentional or unintentional, these five black males had their lives ruined. DNA evidence has cleared them in the eyes of the state and they have been released by the state after the state ruined their lives.

What lies were told, what deceptions were committed, to convince a jury of their supposed peers to ruin their lives?

  • CLEARED:  Marvin Anderson: Convicted of rape and other crimes in 1982 and sentenced to 210 years in prison in Virginia. He served 15 years.

  • CLEARED:  Ronald Cotton: Convicted of two rapes in 1984. He served10 years.

  • CLEARED:  Stephan Cowans: Convicted in 1998 of armed assault with intent to murder, assault on a police officer and other crimes in the shooting of Boston Police Sgt. Gregory Gallagher, who identified Cowans as the shooter. Released in 2004, after serving 5 1/2 years. He was shot dead in his home in 2007.
  • CLEARED:  Larry Fuller: Convicted of rape in 1981 and sentenced to 50 years in prison in Texas. He served 19 1/2 years.
  • CLEARED:  William Gregory: Convicted of rape and attempted rape in Kentucky in 1993 and sentenced to 70 years in prison. He served seven years.

The Truth is heavy, therefore few care to carry it.

Source: Real Clear Politics :: The Associated Press :: The Innocence Project.

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