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3 Jarrett Adams Is Helping Others Wrongfully Convicted After Exoneration | NBC Nightly News
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It is almost exactly 30 years since the BBC’s Rough Justice team began investigating miscarriages of justice. The programme can claim to have achieved the overturning of the convictions of 18 people in 13 separate cases, continuing sporadically for over 25 years until it was finally axed in November 2007.
Timeshift looks at the creation of this extraordinary series and reveals what a shock to the system it was. Featuring contributions from many of those involved, it asks how it was that a television programme took it upon itself to question one of the oldest judicial systems in the world.
This documentary is also an opportunity to look at how much television and journalism have changed since Rough Justice was first commissioned. The programme’s makers were hired with an open-ended brief that would be almost impossible to repeat today. It may only be thirty years ago, but this is a glimpse into a bygone era.
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I remember a really striking (and worrying) miscarriage of justice of a Manchester man being convicted of burgulary who served his sentence and, iirc, fought to clear his name once he’d been released. I may have forgotten or mistaken some details so please allow for that.
IIRC, it all started off with something simple such as a road traffic offence where this man was arrested and his finger-prints were taken. While being processed in the police station he was questioned over a house burgulary, the evidence being the police had found his finger-prints on a vase in the burgled home. He couldn’t explain how his prints ended up in a womans home other that it was a mistake or that somehow another mans prints where the same as his.
The police didn’t buy that and this working, family man was charged and found guilty and sent down for 5? yrs. He served his time quietly and was released with max remission and once free fought to clear his name.
The accused occupation was as a market trader & later a store-owner. He sold house-hold nick-nacks, ornaments and anything else he could pick up from the wholesalers and turn a profit on. The lady swore on the bible that she never bought the vase of him, nor visited his stall or store … she also affirmed that she cleaned and dusted often and would certainly have wiped clean her possesions during her housework… for his part he points out how he would normally pick up and handle any potential purchases he had an idea to buy while making his mind up. And if it didn’t suit him he’d put it back on the shelf.
The lesson being there’s nothing to stop YOUR prints and DNA remaining on a shop product you’ve handled and put back on the shelf.
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Gepubliceerd op 25 jul. 2007
Dead Man Walking (1996):
The struggles of a young black man in Texas convicted of murder
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A Texas- USA prison prepares for the execution of another young black man. Four leather belts will strap him to a white bed as he waits for the lethal injection. Visitors can stand in an adjacent room and watch through a barred window. Glenn McGinniss is on death row and feels like a dead man walking. He describes how at seventeen he stole money for his mother who was in prison with a crack habit. When a young woman started screaming he panicked and shot her. An all white jury condemned him to death by execution. His grandmother shows us photos of him a chubby child laughing at the camera. Prisons crowded with young black men is a national phenomena. Blacks make up 41% of the prison population but only 12% of the American population. White parents of the victims recommend watching the executions. One father says, “they have to be removed from society like a rabid dog.” Judicial prejudice appears to still run deep.
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This is about class not race. Poor people are more likely to get the death sentence
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I believe in the death penalty but it pisses me off that this young man put to death for a crime he committed when he was 17 but the young white man sentence was commuted to life because of the fact he was 17 when he committed murder smdj
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Gepubliceerd op 28 mei 2016
OLIVER CAMPBELL was convicted of the murder of a shopkeeper in 1990. He then served over 10 years in prison.
The evidence against him was only a confession which he made to police officers, but it must be borne in mind that due to an injury which he suffered when he was four, he has severe learning difficulties.
The BBC’s Rough Justice did an in-depth programme on his case which revealed clearly that the conviction was unsafe.
During the course of the programme, another individual came forward to say that he was involved in the murder but that Oliver Campbell was not.
“Unfortunately, despite the overwhelming quantity of evidence establishing doubt about Oliver Campbell’s conviction, the CCRC to date have declined to refer his case back to the Court of Appeal,”
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR PETITION TO CLEAR HIS NAME
OLIVER CAMPBELL is a community activist and socialist who was framed and imprisoned for a murder he did not commit.
Kirsty Wark, presenting a BBC Rough Justice programme on Oliver’s case, handed a letter to the then Home Secretary David Blunkett stating that Oliver “should not have to wait a moment longer for justice”. Over a decade later Oliver is out of prison on parole still campaigning to clear his name.
In July 1990, during a robbery in Hackney, London, a shopkeeper called Hardip Hoondle was shot and killed. The two men who carried out the robbery were described by witnesses as black and around five feet ten inches tall. Oliver is a gentle giant of six foot three inches.
He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment despite his co-accused, who admitted the robbery, giving a written account confirming that Oliver was not involved in the robbery and naming the person who shot Hardip Hoondle. The jury was never told this.
How Oliver was framed
Oliver was arrested simply because he’d owned a baseball cap similar to the one worn by the murderer. The police put enormous pressure on him to make a ‘confession’ for the shooting. Eventually Oliver agreed, but crucially his solicitor was not present at the time, despite Oliver’s learning difficulties and specific instructions to
the police to call his solicitor if they were going to interview Oliver again that day.
● A psychologist concluded that Oliver was susceptible to police pressure because of his learning difficulties. Oliver later retracted the confession. But the trial judge allowed it to go to the jury without a caution due to Oliver’s mental disability.
● The police insisted that they would find incriminating forensic evidence, including his fingerprints on a drink can found at the crime scene and his hair in the baseball cap. THEY FOUND NEITHER.
● In his ‘confession’ Oliver said he’d dropped the baseball hat in the shop. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN.
● Oliver talked of a string holster for the gun. THIS WAS LATER DISMISSED AS IMPRACTICAL BY EXPERTS
● OLIVER COULD NOT DESCRIBE THE GUN OR WHAT HAPPENED TO IT LATER.
● NO WITNESSES IDENTIFIED OLIVER AT THE ID PARADE, BUT THREE MONTHS LATER ONE OF THEM CHANGED HIS MIND!
Despite the overwhelming evidence of Oliver’s innocence, the Criminal Cases Review Commission, which was set up to investigate possible miscarriages of justice, has refused to refer Oliver’s case to the Court of Appeal.
Until his name is cleared Oliver will always be a target for future frame-ups by the police because of his criminal record. In February 2003 there was an attempted armed robbery near the bail hostel in Ipswich where Oliver was living. Despite witness descriptions of a man five inches shorter than Oliver, the police saw Oliver’s criminal record and colour of his skin and tried to pin the crime on him.
Why have Hackney police refused to reinvestigate the murder of Hardip Hoondle?
How many more times must Oliver be the victim of police laziness, racism or corruption?
● WE CALL ON HOME SECRETARY TO EXAMINE THIS
CASE AND CLEAR OLIVER’S NAME. OLIVER CAMPBELL is innocent!
Support the campaign to clear his name, What you can do:
●Get people to sign a petition/send a postcard to The Home Secretary.
●Organise a meeting to show a DVD about Oliver’s case.
●Share this everywhere to support the campaign.
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Gepubliceerd op 19 apr. 2013
22 Pt. 1: Man Wrongfully Convicted in Friend’s Death – Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen
23 Pt. 2: Man Wrongfully Convicted in Friend’s Death – Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen
24 Pt. 3: Man Wrongfully Convicted in Friend’s Death – Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen
Gepubliceerd op 28 jun. 2016
PART I OF THIS SERIES:
The Private Eye Trying to Prove an Innocent Man Was Sentenced to Death
Kenneth Clair has spent more than three decades in prison for the rape and murder of a young woman in Orange County, California. But he’s been seeking a retrial since ever since private eye CJ Ford uncovered the fact that the county DA had tested DNA evidence found on the scene and that it didn’t match Clair.
But the DNA testing isn’t the only piece of information the county withheld in this case. Prosecutors failed to disclose that the county had offered deals or incentives to multiple witnesses who testified against Clair.
In the case of Kenneth Clair, who lost when facing a prosecutor who purposely withheld information in multiple cases over the years, Sanders believes there are lingering questions that only fresh examination of the evidence can address.
“What else wasn’t turned over?” asks Sanders. “In a case like Clair, the right outcome, at the very minimum, is to give him a new trial.”
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Kenneth Clair’s death sentence earlier this year for murky reasons unrelated to evidence disclosure. He continues to serve a life sentence and is seeking a new trial.
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6 apr. 2011
The opportunity of a lifetime arises when an unbelievably hot girl says hi to the boys and writes her phone number in their windshield. That opportunity is ruined when a squeegee comes out of nowhere and RUINS everything. He wipes away the number before they get a chance to write it down… guess he’ll have to wipe away their tears too, I suppose
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