The Campaign For DA

8.01.2017

I Used To Be Stunned By These Stories

"Some".

6 comments:

Michael Kenyon said...

Way too many of these stories. DNA exonerations below.

Fast facts:

1989: The first DNA exoneration took place
37: States where exonerations have been won
20 of 351 people exonerated served time on death row
14: Average length of time served by exonerees
4,788: Total number of years served
26.5: Average age of exonerees at the time of their wrongful conviction
42.5: Average age at exoneration
38 of 351: Pled guilty to crimes they did not commit
71%: Involved eyewitness misidentification
41% of these cases were a cross-racial misidentification
32% of these cases involved multiple misidentifications of the same person
27% of these cases involved misidentification through the use of a composite sketch
45%: Involved misapplication of forensic science
28%: Involved false confessions
52% of the false confessors were 21 years old or younger at the time of arrest
35% of the false confessors were 18 years old or younger at the time of arrest
10% of the false confessors had mental health or mental capacity issues
17%: Involved informants
256: DNA exonerees compensated
183: DNA exonerations worked on by the Innocence Project
150: True suspects and/or perpetrators identified. Those actual perpetrators went on to be convicted of 147 additional violent crimes, including 77 sexual assaults, 35 murders, and 35 other violent crimes while the innocent sat behind bars for their earlier offenses.

Anonymous said...

I have not had what I consider a positive experience when seeking/needing legal support in my entire life. (I have never needed a criminal defense attorney) Therefore I enjoy getting on here taking shots at lawyer bad behavior. I appreciate you posting these types of articles.....because you don't have to...

Michael Kenyon said...

Hey, 12:49 PM, don't group all lawyers together. These are prosecutors who only care about winning and could give a good GD about justice. They should be in jail.

Anonymous said...

DO DEFENSE ATTORNEYS NOT CARE ABOUT WINNING? HAS A DEFENSE ATTORNEY EVER TAKEN A CASE KNOWING THE SUSPECT WAS GUILTY, BUT KNOWING THEY COULD WIN ON A TECHNICALITY? WIN AT ALL COSTS
WHAT WILL DWI LAWYERS DO WHEN STATES START OUTLAWING DRIVING, MAKING EVERYONE USE A DRIVERLESS CAR?

TF LIONEL GRANGER

Michael Kenyon said...

So, TF LIONEL GRANGER, it is ok for prosecutors to do the same and lock up innocent people? Technicalities are actually called "rights". They are in the constitution and are inviolate. If the cops or prosecutors cannot do their job without violating someone's rights, they are crappy cops and prosecutors. If your rights are violated you should go free. Rights are Rights. They are not technicalities.

From the bible:

Abraham drew near, and said, "Will you consume the righteous with the wicked? What if there are fifty righteous within the city? Will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it? ... What if ten are found there?" He [The Lord] said, "I will not destroy it for the ten's sake." Genesis 18:23-32

From Blackstone's commentaries on law:

All presumptive evidence of felony should be admitted cautiously; for the law holds it better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent party suffer.

From Benjamin Franklin:

"It is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer"

From John Adams defending British soldiers charged with murder at the Boston Massacre:

It is more important that innocence should be protected, than it is, that guilt be punished; for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world, that all of them cannot be punished.... when innocence itself, is brought to the bar and condemned, especially to die, the subject will exclaim, 'it is immaterial to me whether I behave well or ill, for virtue itself is no security.' And if such a sentiment as this were to take hold in the mind of the subject that would be the end of all security whatsoever

Looks like God, Blackstone and the founding fathers would disagree with you and support the defense lawyers.

The Real Michael Kenyon

Anonymous said...

Yep and many of those public defender attorneys do it too...cause they are in a hurry and don't care if you go to jail...so they turn a blind eye to the truth...lot of people in jail because of it.