Documentaries Wrongful Convictions

An Unreal Dream

In 1986 Michael Morton’s wife Christine is brutally murdered in front of their only child, and Michael is convicted of the crime.

Locked away in Texas prisons for a quarter century, he has years to ponder questions of justice and innocence, truth and fate.

Though he is virtually invisible to society, a team of dedicated attorneys spends years fighting for the right to test DNA evidence found at the murder scene.

Their discoveries ultimately reveal that the price of a wrongful conviction goes well beyond one man’s loss of freedom.

1 Falsely Imprisoned For 25 Years | Picking Up The Pieces | Real Crime

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18 mrt. 2021

Wrongly convicted for the murder of Annie Walsh, Robert Brown was the longest serving miscarriage of justice case in UK history. We follow Robert as he tries to pick up the pieces of his life in the first year after his release from prison.
From “Picking Up The Pieces (Robert’s episode)”
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The case of Robert Brown is a significant example of a miscarriage of justice in the UK. Here are the key points:

  1. The Murder of Annie Walsh: In 1977, Annie Walsh, a 51-year-old woman, was murdered in Hendon, London.

  2. Wrongful Conviction: Robert Brown, a 25-year-old black man, was wrongly convicted of Annie Walsh’s murder in 1977. The case was based on alleged identification evidence and forensic evidence.

  3. The Trial: Brown was tried and convicted for the murder, and he was sentenced to life imprisonment.

  4. Flaws in the Conviction: Over the years, doubts arose about the reliability of the evidence used to convict Brown. There were concerns about the identification process and the forensic evidence presented during the trial.

  5. The Struggle for Justice: Robert Brown maintained his innocence throughout his incarceration and fought for justice, seeking to prove that he was wrongly convicted.

  6. The Longest Serving Miscarriage of Justice: Robert Brown’s case became known as the longest-serving miscarriage of justice in UK history, as he spent 25 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

  7. The Appeal and Overturning of Conviction: In 2002, after a series of appeals and reinvestigations, Brown’s conviction was finally quashed by the Court of Appeal. New evidence had emerged, including DNA evidence that excluded him as the perpetrator.

  8. Freedom: On February 19, 2002, Robert Brown was released from prison as an innocent man after spending more than two decades behind bars for a crime he did not commit.

  9. Compensation and Aftermath: Following his release, Brown pursued compensation for the miscarriage of justice and the years of wrongful imprisonment.

Robert Brown’s case highlights the flaws that can exist within the criminal justice system, the importance of ensuring fair trials and reliable evidence, and the devastating consequences of wrongful convictions. It also serves as a reminder of the tireless efforts of those who work to correct miscarriages of justice and seek justice for the wrongfully convicted.

3 Top 10 Reactions Of Innocent Prisoners Set Free

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25 mei 2019

Top 10 Reactions Of Innocent Prisoners Set Free! It’s everyone’s worst nightmare – being locked up for a crime that they didn’t commit. Imagine spending years behind bars knowing that you’re completely innocent of the heinous crime you’ve been accused of, but nobody listens to your pleas?

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4 Court Cam: Crowd Cheers for Wrongfully Convicted Man Found NOT Guilty (Season 1) | A&E

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18 mrt. 2020

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After spending the majority of his life behind bars for a wrongful conviction, Daniel Villegas is found not guilty and the courtroom goes wild in this clip from Season 1, Episode 2 “Court Cam (#102)”. #CourtCam
From frightening outbursts to furious judges, “Court Cam” gives viewers an in-depth examination of some of the most stunning and emotional courtroom moments caught on camera. Hosted by Dan Abrams, each episode includes interviews with judges, witnesses, and victims who give a first-hand account of what really happened during these intense courtroom moments. This comprehensive look at how the action unfolds allows viewers to sit in the courtroom as they witness crazy courtroom moments from the most high-profile trials to minor court proceedings. 

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5 Making of The Thin Blue Line 1/2

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30 dec. 2011

Errol Morris talks about making his masterpiece ‘The Thin Blue Line’, the story of Randall Dale Adams, a man convicted and sentenced to die for a murder he did not commit. Adams’ case was reviewed and he was released from prison approximately a year after the film’s release.

6 Making of The Thin Blue Line 2/2

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30 dec. 2011

Errol Morris talks about making his masterpiece ‘The Thin Blue Line’, the story of Randall Dale Adams, a man convicted and sentenced to die for a murder he did not commit. Adams’ case was reviewed and he was released from prison approximately a year after the film’s release.

7 Aspiring Lawyer Who Spent 28 Years In Prison (Crime Documentary) | Real Stories

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29 mei 2021

New York, 1985. Alan Newton is designated by an eye witness and sentenced to 40 years of imprisonment for a violent crime. In his cell, he starts studying law to decipher his file and prove his innocence.

Based on stories from the Innocence Network, a worldwide organization dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted, this four-part series explores the investigations and the human cost: the emotional impact experienced by those convicted and their families.


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8 – 17 Years in Prison: War Veteran Falsely Accused of Murder (Crime Documentary) | Real Stories

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15 mei 2021

In Brooklyn in 1988, a Vietnam veteran, Barry Gibbs, is convicted of murder after an eyewitness names him as a woman’s killer. The veteran does not understand the conviction or how he came to be involved in the case at all.

9 – 34 Years in Prison: Wrongly Convicted of Murder And Assault (Crime Documentary) | Real Stories

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22 mei 2021

Having already served 34 years for murder and sexual assault convictions, a man has a chance at freedom with DNA testing.
Based on stories from the innocence network, a worldwide organisation dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted, this four-part series explores the investigations and the human cost: the emotional impact experienced by those convicted and their families.
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10 Ex-Baltimore Cop Michael Wood Exposes Police Culture Of Corruption & Abuse (Interview w/ Cenk Uygur)

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10 jul. 2015

Former U.S. Marine and Baltimore police officer Michael A. Wood, Jr. made headlines when he Tweeted about the abuses he witnessed fellow Baltimore police officers perpetrating. In this interview with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur Wood reveals the truth behind the “us vs. them” siege mentality pervading urban police forces that leads to a culture of corruption, racism and abuse, and what can be done to bring change for the better to policing in the United States.

A Former Chief of Police Exposes Police Culture: Corruption, Abuse, and Heroism (2001)

31 jul. 2015

The blue wall of silence, also blue code and blue shield, are terms used in the United States to denote the unwritten rule that exists among police officers not to report on a colleague’s errors, misconducts, or crimes. About the book:…

If questioned about an incident of misconduct involving another officer (e.g. during the course of an official inquiry), while following the code, the officer being questioned would claim ignorance of another officer’s wrongdoing.

The code is considered to be police corruption and misconduct. Any officers who engaged in discriminatory arrests, physical or verbal harassment, and selective enforcement of the law are considered to be corrupt. Many officers who follow the code may participate in some of these acts during their career for personal matters or in order to protect or support fellow officers.[4] All of these are considered illegal offenses and are grounds for suspension or immediate dismissal. Officers who follow the code are unable to report fellow officers who participate in corruption due to the unwritten laws of their “police family.”

Police perjury or “testilying” (in United States police slang) is when an officer gives false testimony in court. Officers who do not lie in court may sometimes be threatened and ostracized by fellow police officers. In 1992, the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Police Corruption (also known as the Mollen Commission) undertook a two-year investigation on perjury in law enforcement. They discovered that some officers falsified documents such as arrest reports, warrants and evidence for an illegal arrest or search. Some police officers also fabricated stories to a jury. The Commission found that the officers were not lying for greed but because they believed that they were imprisoning people who deserved it. Many prosecutors allowed police perjury to occur, as well.

Police culture or “cop culture,” as it is sometimes called by police officers, has resulted in a barrier against stopping corrupt officers. Police culture involves a set of values and rules that have evolved through the experiences of officers and which are affected by the environment in which they work. From the beginning of their career at their academies, police are brought into this “cop culture.”

While learning jobs and duties, recruits will also learn the values needed to make it to a high rank in their organization. Some words used to describe these values are as follows: a sense of mission, action, cynicism, pessimism, machismo, suspicion, conservatism, isolation and solidarity. The unique demands that are placed on police officers, such as the threat of danger, as well as scrutiny by the public, generate a tightly woven environment conducive to the development of feelings of loyalty.[7]

These values are claimed to lead to the code; isolation and solidarity leading to police officers sticking to their own kind, producing an us-against-them mentality. The us-against-them mentality that can result leads to officers backing each other up and staying loyal to one another; in some situations it leads to not “ratting” on fellow officers.[8]

A Los Angeles Times report about the “Facebook manifesto” of Christopher Dorner, who was killed during a police manhunt after he went on a several day shooting spree in February 2013 in Southern California, observes: “When he arrived at the LAPD, he wrote, he found it a nest of racists. In the Police Academy, he complained about another recruit’s use of a racial slur and was shunned. On patrol with the LAPD, he complained that his training officer had kicked a mentally ill man, and in response the department conspired to destroy him. He had dared, he said, to violate the Code of Silence.

One method of preventing the code from penetrating the police force is exposure. Many states have taken measures in police academies to promote the exposure of the blue code. In most cities, before being admitted into the academy one must pass a criminal background check. Through additional background checks, polygraph testing, and psychological evaluations, certain departments are better able to select individuals who are less likely to condone wrongdoing. In these departments, police are exposed to a basic training curriculum that instructs on ethical behavior; this instruction is reinforced in seminars and classes annually in some cases.…

11 Wrongfully Convicted: The Thomas Haynesworth Story

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12 okt. 2017

This event took place on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 in the Robert R. Merhige, Jr. Moot Court Room at the University of Richmond School of Law.

The event was sponsored by the Richmond American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and the University of Richmond School of Law.

The event focused on the “engaging and extraordinary story of Thomas Haynesworth, a Richmond man who was wrongfully convicted for rapes that he did not commit. Mr. Haynesworth was arrested in 1984 at the age of 18 and spent 27 years in prison. After DNA cleared him of two of the crimes, he was released in 2011 on parole and hired to work in Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli’s office. On December 6, 2011, the Court of Appeals of Virginia granted Mr. Haynesworth’s two Writs of Actual Innocence Based on Non-Biological Evidence, fully exonerating him for his two remaining crimes. This was only the second time that the Court of Appeals has granted writs based on non-biological evidence.”

Panelists included

Mr. Thomas Haynesworth, Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli, and Professor Mary Kelly Tate (Director of the Institute for Actual Innocence at Richmond Law).

The panel was moderated by Charisse Hines, Richmond ACS President.

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12 Freeing The Innocent: Fight For Justice, David & Me (Criminal Justice Documentary) | Real Stories

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26 mrt. 2020

When troubled teen Ray Klonsky began writing letters to prison inmate David McCallum, both of their lives changed forever. Hundreds of letters later, Ray graduated from university determined to set his wrongly convicted friend free.
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13 Falsely Accused: Ronald Dalton’s Struggle (Crime Documentary) | Real Stories

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14 sep. 2019

In 1988, Ronald Dalton’s wife was pronounced dead at a hospital after choking on cereal. A pathologist conducted an autopsy and concluded that she had been strangled. Dalton was found guilty of the 2nd degree murder of his wife and sentenced to life. He served 8.5 years waiting for an appeal. With a new lawyer, he won an appeal and was set free after experts agreed that she was not strangled.
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14 Exoneree Voices: The human toll of wrongful convictions

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1 okt. 2020

We need your help in raising awareness of the causes and consequences of wrongful convictions and the tremendous personal, social, and emotional costs of wrongful convictions for innocent people and their families.

On Wrongful Conviction Day, Oct. 2, as part of our day-long public education campaign, we want you to hear from those directly impacted. This Wrongful Conviction Day, we are debuting a new video created by New England exonerees to help explore and understand the human toll of these devastating tragedies.

The information about Ronald Dalton’s case. It’s a tragic example of a wrongful conviction and highlights the importance of a fair and thorough legal process. Here are the key points from the case:

  1. Incident and Initial Investigation: In 1988, Ronald Dalton’s wife was pronounced dead at a hospital after reportedly choking on cereal. The initial investigation led to the conclusion that she had been strangled.

  2. Arrest and Trial: Based on the autopsy findings and other evidence, Ronald Dalton was arrested and subsequently found guilty of the second-degree murder of his wife. The court believed that he had strangled her, leading to his conviction.

  3. Sentencing: Ronald Dalton was sentenced to life in prison for the crime he was accused of committing. He began serving his sentence, enduring a difficult period of incarceration.

  4. Appeal and New Evidence: After serving 8.5 years in prison, Ronald Dalton’s case was revisited. With the assistance of a new lawyer, new evidence and expert opinions were presented that cast doubt on the original autopsy findings. These experts suggested that the cause of death might not have been strangulation.

  5. Overturning the Conviction: As a result of the new evidence and expert opinions, an appeal was won. The court agreed that there were serious doubts about the initial conclusions of strangulation. The evidence strongly suggested that Ronald Dalton might not have been responsible for his wife’s death.

  6. Release from Prison: Ronald Dalton was released from prison after spending nearly a decade behind bars for a crime he likely didn’t commit. The case highlighted the potential dangers of relying solely on initial autopsy findings without considering alternative explanations or revisiting the evidence.

  7. Wrongful Conviction: The case of Ronald Dalton underscores the issue of wrongful convictions and the potential flaws in the criminal justice system. It’s a reminder that even with a guilty verdict, further investigation and the presentation of new evidence can lead to the reversal of a conviction.

  8. Impact: The case sheds light on the need for thorough and unbiased investigation, as well as the importance of ensuring that the evidence is properly examined and considered from all angles before determining a person’s guilt or innocence.

Overall, the story of Ronald Dalton’s struggle highlights the complexities of the legal system and the potential for errors and miscarriages of justice to occur, even in cases where guilt seems certain. It also emphasizes the significance of continuous review and reevaluation of cases to prevent such injustices.

15 Human Factors in Wrongful Convictions: Memory Malleability

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19 nov. 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Loftus discusses how memory is constructed and how it is susceptible to being manipulated by false information.
Christopher james James
I’ve been in that position n .20 years ago I wS seen burgling an old guys house .and stealing a TV dvd .the only problem I was painting some offices with a guy 10 miles away .i was found guilty by a kangaroo Court. The eye witness said. He saw me loading it into the back of my car . Well I think it was him he said . Well some 1 was putting some thing in the back of a car .dont exactly concrete proof .

16 Human factors of wrongful conviction: Eyewitness Identification

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19 nov. 2018

Dr. Jennifer Dysart explains how memory affects identification and how to prevent eyewitness misidentifications.

17 How reliable is eyewitness testimony?

30 jul. 2015

Eyewitness testimony — it’s often thought of as solid evidence in criminal cases, but researchers including Iowa State University’s Gary Wells have found that our memories aren’t as reliable as we think. Sometimes, we can even build false recollections about people we only think we saw.

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18 Watch Dream Killer 2015 Movie Online Free Yify TV

2 mei 2016

Stefan Berg

The more documentaries I see, specially from America, the more I learn about the system. That Jury system
SUCKS…. There where no chance this was beyond reasonable doubt. Not even close, even in the first trial.

When it’s this weak evidence, you must have a 2nd and if needed a 3rd Instance, High Court that take the
case ASAP, like their is in many countries. The family, friends etc should not have to do this by themselves
One trial with 1 judge and a unprofessional jury in murder cases like this with NO technical evidence and a
dreamer nailing you for a Murder is a JOKE. Ok do that first round if you will, but have pros coming in at the
2nd trial for all parts involved…. This is way to weak.

It do not even matter if he killed him or was guilty… The Evidence shows Nothing! …. It sucks! I feel sorry for
Innocent convicted people all over the world, especially those where it’s so far from reasonable doubt as it gets…
Why are the system so keen to convict people at any cost, no matter who did it.? .

In many cases it prevent the society from catching the REAL killer and he/she might go on and do more harm…
That is why Police always have to be open and go for a broader search and not draw any conclusions to early.
Confessions and Witnesses very often sucks as well. Especially convicted people who gets reduce sentences
for talking (lying in many cases)

Kathleen Zellner Rocks… We need more people like her. Honest people who want to make it right no matter
what. It still sucks that a system like Americas is so bad. You need to change the system.

19 Ryan Ferguson Presentation

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5 mrt. 2014

Ryan Ferguson Presentation
Good luck to you Ryan! A private investigator needs to take a look at Michael Boyd, (the other sports writer working late with Kent that night) he stated that he was there at the crime scene and evidence was found at the crime scene that belonged to Boyd. This investigation was botched from the get go! I hope your civil lawsuit goes well and go get um Ryan! Your a good man!
I only watched the Dateline program of this case (before you were released) and i couldn’t believe that you had been convicted, with ZERO evidence. I felt a pit in my stomach. I knew you were innocent. Thankyou to God and your amazing family for proving the TRUTH. I am so happy you are free from this disgusting injustice.
Donna Cabot
It’s very upsetting to live in the land of the free without freedom. A sad story with a great ending. Good on ya skipper for not giving up.
I just got the book and I love so much about how he has been fighting for justice AND health/wellness. I do wish he used his platform to discuss race and injustice within the incarceration system.

20 Joe D’Ambrosio: Blood & Water – Death Row Stories | Full Documentary | True Crime

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16 sep. 2018

The case of Joe D’Ambrosio, a Cleveland man sentenced to death for murder in 1989, and his decades long quest to prove his innocence.

Each episode of Death Row Stories will unravel a different capital murder case that has twists and turns worthy of a crime thriller.

All of these stories are true, and call into question the myriad of beliefs about the death penalty and the American justice system itself.

Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking), whose Oscar honor was awarded for her powerfully moving portrayal of the Louisiana-based Catholic nun Sister Helen Prejean, who ministers to death row inmates and advocates for the abolition of capital punishment, will narrate each episode in the series.
Academy Award-winning directors Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) and Robert Redford (Ordinary People) will serve as Executive Producers.

21 The Most Painful Way To Become A Millionaire

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20 mrt. 2015

Political strategist, Cliff Schecter, explains the story of Ricky Jackson, who spent thirty nine years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The state of Ohio fast tracks a million dollars to Ricky Jackson as compensation wrongfully imprisoning him. Why we need a Bill of Rights for people in the justice system…
One million dollars is hardly enough to compensate 39 years of an innocent man’s life…
Dixon Francois Jr.
$2 Million is not even close for 39 years in prison, which is $140 a day. That formula is horrid. My formula is $2500 a day in prison. Around $35 million dollars should be the payout. I’m happy he’s out though.
Matthew Caligari
Should be given $1 million per year of his false imprisonment! TAX FREE!
I think this man was owed many more millions, all tax free, for what was done to him.
Many people work their whole lives to save that much. Some never achieve it and can never retire.
He must have a vague concept, of what 1,000,000$ was worth 40 years ago. Now that’s much less, the chance of spending it needlessly is even higher.
Defina J
There’s no doubt about it our Justice system SUCK’S, what a horrible injustice this man received ,all the money in the world can’t bring back his losses, he deserved every penny he has gotten and MORE  !!
I am under the impression those laws are legal bindings in which you agree not to sue. They are not there to help them out it is there to make sure they dont sue and cost the state more.
Little Traveller
A million is all he got? That is a travesty . Million should have just been a taster of what was to come
Jesse Francis
He’s going to be taxed on that.

22 Proving the Innocence of Ricky Jackson

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3 jan. 2015

Cliff Schecter explains the vital work of the Ohio Innocence Project, the proving of the innocence of Ricky Jackson who spent thirty nine years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. How Cleveland Police based their work on a made up story of a twelve year old, debunking death penalty myths, helping rebuild Ricky Jackson’s life… From the 11/21/14 episode of The Majority Report.
S. Kay Skelly
A real live travesty of justice.  — they stole Ricky’s life!!!!!  Those who committed this deserve a slow and painful death — yeah, I’m angry. 
I thought false imprisonment was a crime , but on top that the cops and prosecutors that held up these fake charges for so long . They basically tortured this men for over 30 years on purpose !!!!!
Mike Edmondson
At least Ricky Jackson served to dissuade those who think about murdering someone, right?

23 Eddie Vernon – THE Exonerating Witness

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22 feb. 2020

James J. Sweeney was a dishonest Cleveland policeman. He became a dishonest Cuyahoga County Prosecutor. He was elected as a judge of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. Later, he was elected an appeals court judge. All of this happened while he hid his dark side. It has been concealed for decades, but is expose here. This video relates to the story of 3 young men who were sentenced to die in the electric chair for the murder of Harold Franks on May 19, 1975. They are Wiley Bridgeman, Ronnie Bridgeman (nka Kwame Ajamu) and Ricky Jackson. Asst. Pros. James J. Sweeney coerced 12 year old Eddie Vernon to lie, to commit perjury and to say that he saw the murder and to blame three innocent neighborhood boys for the murder. Eddie Vernon later recanted his story was on CNN/HLN Headline News’ Death Row Stories on June 2, 2019. It was called “The Boy’s Story.” This is the first video that Tom shot with Eddie Vernon on April 23: The most significant part is when Eddie talks about James J. Sweeney, at 16:00 – 18:00 and at 23:50. A second video was shot with Eddie Vernon on Friday, May 31, at the scene of the Franks murder:…
It is truly shocking to stand with Eddie on the street when he points out the 300 yards distance that he was from the scene of the murder when Franks was killed. This video is a great leap forward.
From the moment that the two bullets were recovered from the body of Harold Franks and the single bullet was recovered from the neck of Anna Robinson, and immediately subjected to ballistics analysis, and a report written and submitted to Asst. Prosecutor Sweeney, Sweeney knew that Eddie Vernon didn’t see a thing. He knew that his case depended upon forcing Eddie Vernon to lie, even if that meant that he had to coerce, threaten, and intimidate Eddie Vernon, subject him to name calling of the lowest common racial degradation, and caused the young boy to cry and fear for the freedom of his parents.
Eddie Vernon testified that he saw Ricky Jackson fire the bullets that killed Harold Franks. No other witness was able to provide such precise, eye witness, first hand evidence. James J. Sweeney was dependent upon that perjured testimony of the 12 year old eye witness. In fact, Eddie Vernon saw nothing. Nobody saw anything of value which would provide evidence beyond a reasonable doubt. Most probably there were two separate shooters, two separate guns, and the ballistics results proved that. The ballistics tests and the results most probably had proven that. Sweeney had to insure that this information would never be revealed.
Strangely, within 71 days after the murder, all of the evidence recovered at the crime scene had vanished. No body was able to state what happened to the evidence. The 3 bullets were gone, the ballistics report was gone; the paper cup used to hold and throw acid into Harold Franks’ face had also vanished; and the laboratory report of the contents of that acid was also gone. All vanished and Sweeney tipped his hand by never inquiring before or during the 3 trials as to where they were? He knew!! He did not want anyone else to know. Those bullets could no longer be linked to any other murders that were occurring with the use of a .38 revolver, because the bullets could not be used to match with any other bullets. With the boys in prison and the same gun being used to kill more people, Sweeney had to prevent any ballistics match. Eddie testified that only Ricky fired the 3 shots. If the ballistics showed that the three .38 bullets recovered did not all come from the same gun, that would prove that Eddie did not see what he claimed to have witnessed. Sweeney had to engage in a cover-up. This video
helps to expose that. People are getting a view of Judge James J. Sweeney never seen before. Eddie Vernon was a 12 year old boy who was forced to lie to send 3 innocent boys to be sentenced to die in the electric chair. He finally was able to tell the truth and the grown men were exonerated and freed. Eddie tells Tom about how the corrupt cops and corrupt prosecutor James J. Sweeney forced him to lie 44 years ago.

Innocent on Death Row: Clinton Young’s Story (Crime Documentary) | Real Stories

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7 dec. 2021

Innocent on Death Row: Clinton Young’s Story (Crime Documentary) | Real Stories

At just 19 years old, Clinton Young was charged with the murder of two men and sentenced to death. Now, 14 years later, he is still awaiting execution and continues to plead he was not the real killer. With the conflicting testimonies not quite adding up and his DNA not on the evidence, is the wrong man on death row?

In November 2001, Young, along with three other men, left to pick up drugs on a journey that would rapidly spiral into chaos. A journey which ended up with two men dead. Despite strong evidence of irregularities at his trial, conflicting statements and the suspicion that key witnesses were co-erced, Young was given the death penalty.

Through personal interviews with his family and witnesses, simulations with ballistic experts and frank discussions with Young himself, Jessica Villerius delves deep into the case. A captivating investigative documentary.

From Innocent on Death Row

24 North Korea:detained American student speaks

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1 mrt. 2016

Brian Todd reports on the tearful confession of an American student detained in North Korea.

25 What happened to Otto Warmbier in North Korea? | DW Documentary

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27 nov. 2020

US student Otto Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years in a North Korean labor camp in 2016. Warmbier was released the following year, but he died of brain damage shortly after his return to the United States. Was he really the victim of torture?

Otto Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years hard labor in 2016 after being convicted of attempting to steal a propaganda poster during a trip to Pyongyang. Just over a year on he was dead, having been sent home to the US in a vegetative state. US President Donald Trump tweeted that he had been “tortured beyond belief ” in North Korea. The US president blamed both the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the Obama administration for Warmbier’s death – and Trump appeared before the media with the student’s parents. This was at the peak of the North Korean missile crisis. Later, as relations between Trump and Kim Jong Un became warmer, the US president changed his tune. In 2019 Trump said that he believed that Kim did not know what happened to the US student much to the consternation of Warmbier’s parents.

What really happened to Otto Warmbier in North Korea? Veteran foreign correspondent Klaus Scherer sets out to try to find out. In the documentary, Scherer interviews a number of people with knowledge of the case who have been largely unheard up to now. He shows that a US court investigating a liability case against North Korea brought by Warmbier’s parents also ignored important witnesses, who continue to cast doubt on the torture allegations. These include the coroner in Cincinnati who examined Warmbier’s body. She believes that the account given by North Korean doctors is credible. They claim that Warmbier had inadvertently been given too high a dose of sedatives by prison staff. This, the medics say was the cause of his state of unresponsive wakefulness. Could Trump’s initial torture charges simply have been motivated by political opportunism?


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26 Doctors describe Otto Warmbier’s “severe neurological injury”

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15 jun. 2017

U.S. student Otto Warmbier returned home from North Korean custody suffering from “severe neurological injury,” doctors say. They described his medical state as “unresponsive wakefulness.” Senior fellow at the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations and Foreign Policy magazine contributor Isaac Stone Fish joins CBSN to discuss the latest.
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27 Hidden cameras expose Kim Jong-un’s clandestine weapon and drugs trade | 60 Minutes Australia

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30 mrt. 2021

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Like a petulant child who doesn’t get its way, North Korea likes to throw tantrums. A few days ago the rogue state reminded the world how troublesome it is by launching several short-range missiles in the first weapons tests since President Joe Biden took office, sending a sharp message to the new US administration. But behind the aggression, dictator Kim Jong-un is in serious trouble as his regime teeters on bankruptcy. Tom Steinfort, one of the few western journalists to have reported from the hermit kingdom on multiple occasions, says North Korea desperately needs cash and is willing to do almost anything to get it, even selling weapons and drugs on the black market. Now though, these long-suspected crimes have been fully exposed by the unlikely combination of an extraordinary hidden-camera sting and a heartbroken family determined to get justice for their son, who travelled to North Korea for an adventure holiday but ended up imprisoned and tortured to death.

28 From North Korea, With Dread

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28 nov. 2017

When Nicholas Kristof traveled to the world’s most isolated country, he found a nation furious with Trump, and primed for nuclear war — in kindergartens, amusements parks and the halls of government.

29 She told her sister she was going to visit him one last time to say it was over

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5 feb. 2019

Nikki McPhatter did what millions of people do every day: looking for love, trying to find the right someone. But was her guy really who she thought he was?
This guy has 5 girls at one time and he kills a girl that broke up with him? Why would he care? You got 5 already.
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When my ex boyfriend and i broke up he wanted me to come get ny stuff, knowing him i wouldve been dead if i ever went for tge stuff i had…. i broke up by phone and told him to burn the stuff i had there…. thank God i was wise enough to not go there….. Thank you Jesus

30 Largest Exoneration Suit Awards Only $9.2 Million After 22 Years Behind Bars

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10 mrt. 2015

“A D.C. Superior Court judge ordered the District government Friday to pay a record $9.2 million in damages to Kirk L. Odom, 52, who was wrongfully imprisoned for more than 22 years in the rape and robbery of a woman in her Capitol Hill apartment in 1981.
The amount, set by Judge Neal E. Kravitz, is the second — and largest — award in a case tried before a District judge under the District’s wrongful conviction law, which was approved in 1980. It also is one of the largest non-jury awards in an exoneration case in the United States.”*

31 Conversations with the Innocence Project: Prosecutorial Power and Accountability


30 okt. 2018

Conversations with the Innocence Project is a new series of discussions that bring together experts, those adversely affected by the criminal justice system, and advocates to discuss, debate, and take action on issues plaguing the system. This inaugural discussion will focus on the role and power of prosecutors in our system, reform efforts to ensure prosecutorial accountability in cases of misconduct, and a growing movement to enlist prosecutors in the fight to combat wrongful convictions.

32 Prosecutorial Ethics and the Right to a Fair Trial: The Role of the Brady Rule (Session 1)

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19 okt. 2009

January 26, 2007 Presented by: Case Western Reserve Law Review

Professor Lewis R. Katz, John C. Hutchins Professor; Director of the Master of Laws in U.S. and Global Legal Studies Program
Professor Kevin C. McMunigal, Judge Ben C. Green Professor, Case School of Law
Professor John G. Douglass, Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
Scott Roger Hurley, Public Defender, Cuyahoga County Public Defender Office

Summary: Law Review Symposium: Brady v. Maryland and Panel One: Brady and Plea Negotiations



At minute 10 of the video

33 The Innocence Project

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16 dec. 2014

Jonathan Barr. Marvin Anderson. Randy Mills. Benny Starks. Four men represented by the Innocence Project and exonerated by DNA evidence tell their uplifting stories about freedom from wrongful conviction.

34 Onschuldig in de dodencel | Documentaire

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5 apr 2011



Op slechts 19-jarige leeftijd werd Clinton Young beschuldigd van de moord op twee mannen en ter dood veroordeeld. Nu, 14 jaar later, wacht hij nog steeds op executie en blijft hij pleiten dat hij niet de echte moordenaar was. Nu de tegenstrijdige getuigenissen niet kloppen en zijn DNA niet op het bewijsmateriaal staat, zit de verkeerde man in de dodencel? In november 2001 vertrok Young, samen met drie andere mannen, om drugs op te halen op een reis die snel in chaos zou veranderen. Een reis die eindigde met twee doden. Ondanks sterke bewijzen van onregelmatigheden tijdens zijn proces, tegenstrijdige verklaringen en het vermoeden dat sleutelgetuigen werden gedwongen, kreeg Young de doodstraf. Door persoonlijke interviews met zijn familie en getuigen, simulaties met ballistische experts en openhartige gesprekken met Young zelf, duikt Jessica Villerius diep in de zaak. Een boeiende onderzoeksdocumentaire.

Regie: Jessica Villerius

A Portrait of Innocence: The Story of Billie Allen

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10 mei 2022

This documentary tells the story of Billie Allen, who was sentenced to death when he was 19. Wrongfully convicted for 25 years, Billie’s case rests on faulty witness testimony and a lack of physical evidence. For those 25 years, Billie has been fighting his case from federal death row, using his art and the legal resources he can get his hands on to shed light on the injustices of his case.

“A Portrait of Innocence” was created by undergraduate students Jaye Thomas, Annabella Hoge, and Clio Gates from Georgetown University and Shakthi Kandasamy and Fiona Porter from the University of California, Santa Cruz. It is one of five short documentaries about wrongful convictions produced in 2022 as part of the unique Making an Exoneree course. Learn more at, and visit for more on how to support Billie’s fight for freedom.

35 Wrongfully Convicted People Have No Idea They’re Owed Back Thousands In Taxes (HBO)

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12 dec. 2018

Jon Eldan, a lawyer who runs a one-man nonprofit named After Innocence, spends his days making hundreds of phone calls to men and women who were wrongfully incarcerated, then exonerated and released from prison. Every now and then, if he’s lucky, he finds who he’s looking for — and if they’re lucky, he tells them the government owes them back taxes, sometimes to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
For years, some exonerees who were compensated for their time in prison had to pay federal income taxes on that money. That changed in 2015 with the Wrongful Conviction Tax Relief Act. Congress made the law retroactive, meaning exonerees could apply for refunds — but it didn’t come up with a way to let people know they were entitled to the money. 
So Eldan took it upon himself to survey as many publicly known exonerees as possible to find those the government failed to alert.

36 Wrongly convicted of murder: 2 men freed after 42 years in prison

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28 mrt. 2019

VIDEO: Two men who spent more than 42 years in prison on a conviction in the murder of a Jacksonville woman were freed after a recently formed unit of the State Attorney’s Office found there was insufficient evidence to find them guilty and a judge agreed.

The BIGGEST Settlements Paid to INNOCENT Prisoners

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24 dec. 2021

Wrongful convictions are always heartbreaking stories. Find out how much money these wrongfully convicted people were awarded in this video!

9 – Frederick Clay
After maintaining his innocence for nearly four decades, Frederick Clay was freed from prison in August 2017. The city of Boston paid him $3.1 Million for his wrongful conviction.

8 – Juan Rivera
After being convicted three times for a crime he didn’t commit, Juan Rivera was finally exonerated in 2011. He later settled with the city of Waukegan, Illinois, for $20 million.
The crime that stole 20 prime years from an innocent man took place in 1992.

7 – Frank O’Connell
Frank O’Connell settled with Los Angeles County for $15 million after he was wrongfully imprisoned for 27 years. O’Connell’s initial conviction came in 1985. He was blamed for the fatal shooting of a man at an apartment complex in South Pasadena.

6 – Craig Coley
After serving nearly four decades in prison for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and her son, Craig Coley was exonerated in 2017 and granted $21 million by Simi Valley, California.

5 – Chester Hollman III
Chester Hollman III spent 28 years of his life in prison and got $9.8 million for it after finally attaining freedom. In 1991, a man was mugged and shot to death by two robbers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

4 – Mark Shand
$27 million was awarded to a Massachusetts resident who was wrongfully locked away for nearly 30 years. Mark Shand was convicted of murder in 1987 following a fatal shooting in a Springfield nightclub.

3 – Thaddeus “T.J.” Jimenez
Thaddeus “TJ” Jimenez was awarded a certificate of innocence and $25 million after being wrongfully convicted of murder. However, not long after his pardon, he found himself right back in prison for crimes he actually committed.

2 – Central Park 5
After their widely publicized convictions that they had nothing to do with, five New York City teenagers, better known as the Central Park 5, reached a settlement agreement with their hometown for $41 million.

1 – The McCollum Brothers
In September of 2014, half-brothers Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were released from the North Carolina prison. They’d spent the previous three decades locked up for a crime they didn’t commit.


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14 mrt. 2020

This is the documentary that the U.S government doesn’t want you to see!

This documentary has been uploaded for EDUCATION purposes and to show the public the harsh realities of what CAPITAL PUNISHMENT really means…and the horror of getting it wrong.

You will have a fly on the wall view of condemned man EDWARD EARL JOHNSON and his lawyer over the space of 14 days. You will be with him in his cell, with his lawyer, with his family and spiritual leader all the way…right up to the moment of his EXECUTION!
Never before and probably, never again will such unlimited access ever be given again.

Brace yourself to go on an extremely emotional journey as a man, considered by everyone, including the PRISONS WARDEN, to be completely innocent is fighting to stop a seemingly, unstoppable execution.
If you would like to end capital punishment in your country (U.S) or any country, visit to find out what you can do.

This video has been uploaded following reasons:
1) To demonstrate to the public the harsh reality of what a sentence of “DEATH” really means.
2) To show the full horror of what it means to get it wrong when an innocent man is executed.
3) The lasting damage it often causes to those carrying out the sentence…on all sides.
4) The data shows the death penalty does not work as a deterrent.
5) Too many innocent people are executed.

Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.

38 Aspiring Lawyer Who Spent 28 Years In Prison (Crime Documentary) | Real Stories

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29 mei 2021

New York, 1985. Alan Newton is designated by an eye witness and sentenced to 40 years of imprisonment for a violent crime. In his cell, he starts studying law to decipher his file and prove his innocence.
Based on stories from the Innocence Network, a worldwide organization dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted, this four-part series explores the investigations and the human cost: the emotional impact experienced by those convicted and their families.
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The case of Alan Newton is a powerful example of wrongful conviction and the perseverance of an individual seeking justice. Here are the key points:

  1. The Incident: In 1984, a violent crime occurred in New York, and Alan Newton was wrongfully designated as the perpetrator based on the testimony of an eyewitness.

  2. Conviction and Sentencing: In 1985, Alan Newton was convicted of the crime and sentenced to 40 years in prison, despite maintaining his innocence.

  3. Studying Law in Prison: While serving his sentence, Alan Newton began studying law in his prison cell. He taught himself legal concepts and procedures to better understand his case and to find a way to prove his innocence.

  4. The Quest for Justice: Throughout his time in prison, Newton fought tirelessly to uncover evidence that would exonerate him. He sought legal assistance and filed numerous appeals, hoping to shed light on the truth.

  5. DNA Testing Request: In 1994, Newton requested DNA testing on the evidence related to his case, which was denied by the courts.

  6. Breakthrough: In 2005, with the help of the Innocence Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing, Newton’s case took a significant step forward. They were able to secure DNA testing on the evidence.

  7. DNA Exoneration: In 2006, the DNA testing results proved Newton’s innocence, conclusively excluding him as the perpetrator of the crime for which he was convicted.

  8. Release from Prison: On April 19, 2006, after spending over 22 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, Alan Newton was released from prison as a free man.

  9. Compensation and Legal Reforms: After his exoneration, Alan Newton pursued compensation for his wrongful conviction. Additionally, his case brought attention to the importance of DNA testing in wrongful conviction cases and contributed to legal reforms aimed at preventing such injustices in the future.

Alan Newton’s story serves as a poignant reminder of the significance of access to justice, the importance of DNA testing in exonerating the innocent, and the determination of individuals who seek to prove their innocence even in the face of overwhelming odds. It also highlights the critical role played by organizations like the Innocence Project in advocating for those who have been wrongfully convicted.

Prisoner Studies Law To Prove His Innocence (Full True Crime Episode) | Real Crime

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New York, 1985. Alan Newton is designated by an eye witness and sentenced to 40 years of imprisonment for a violent crime. In his cell, he starts studying law to decipher his file and prove his innocence.

39 I Spent 34 Years In Prison For A Murder I Didn’t Commit | Minutes With | @LADbible

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In this episode we sat down with Jamie Morgan Kane, who spent 34 years in the California Prison System for a murder he claims to have not committed. Jamie discusses his tumultuous childhood, his time serving in the Vietnam War and the series of events that would ultimately lead to his arrest.

40 The Great Gold Swindle (1984 Australian Movie)

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21 nov. 2019

Throwback TV – Australia

41 Innocent On Death Row: The Survivors Trying To Reform The System | Capital Punishment Documentary

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5 dec 2021

Ron, Shujaa, Greg and Albert. Four men who have experienced first-hand the injustice of America’s Death Row. “We’ve all been on the row. We all know what it’s like down there.” When they were exonerated, they promised the friends left behind that they would work to put an end to the death penalty. Traveling from Texas to Washington, in the ‘Witness to Innocence’ Freedom Tour, they try to educate people on the realities of the death penalty.

Nominated for a Goya, this short film tells the story of four men who – after spending years of their lives on Death Row for crimes they did not commit – were exonerated and freed.

This is also the story of those closest to them, their wives and children. The women that stayed at their side through the darkest of times. How do you rebuild your life after so many lost years?

42 Making an Exoneree – The Story of Tim Wright

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This documentary tells the haunting story of the wrongful conviction of Tim Wright Jr., who has spent a decade in prison for a murder he did not commit. The video was created and produced by a group of three Georgetown students–Jennifer Chung, Andrew Schneider, and Steven Xie–within the context of a Georgetown University course taught by Professor Marc Howard and Adjunct Professor and 2008 Exoneree Martin Tankleff.

43 Wrongly Convicted – 25 Years on Death Row for a Crime I Didn’t Commit – Nick Yarris Tells His Story

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44 – 23 Years on America’s Death Row: Nick Yarris

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26 apr 2023 Full Episodes

Nick Yarris was sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit to eventually being set free through DNA evidence.

Nick shares his journey of resilience, forgiveness, and redemption.

Nick Yarris’s story of being wrongly convicted and spending 25 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit is a compelling and tragic tale of the flaws in the criminal justice system. Here are some key points from his story:

  1. Arrest and Conviction: In 1982, Nick Yarris was arrested for the murder of Linda Mae Craig, a crime he vehemently denied committing. Despite lacking concrete evidence linking him to the crime, he was convicted based on circumstantial evidence, witness misidentification, and dubious forensic testimony.

  2. DNA Evidence: One of the most significant aspects of Yarris’s case was the advent of DNA testing. Over the years, Yarris fought to have DNA evidence from the crime scene tested, which could potentially exonerate him. In 2003, DNA testing conclusively proved his innocence, leading to his eventual release.

  3. Life on Death Row: Yarris spent 23 hours a day in his cell on death row, facing the emotional and psychological toll of isolation, uncertainty, and the constant threat of execution. He maintained his innocence throughout, never confessing to the crime.

  4. Inadequate Legal Representation: Yarris’s case was marked by inadequate legal representation during his trial and appeals. This played a significant role in his wrongful conviction, as his attorneys failed to effectively challenge the evidence against him and present the full scope of exculpatory evidence.

  5. Prosecutorial Misconduct: Yarris’s case also highlighted instances of prosecutorial misconduct, including the withholding of evidence that could have supported his innocence and potentially identified the real perpetrator.

  6. Post-Exoneration: After his release, Yarris struggled to reintegrate into society. The decades spent in prison had taken a toll on his physical and mental health. He faced challenges in rebuilding his life, finding employment, and reestablishing relationships.

  7. Advocacy for Criminal Justice Reform: Yarris became an advocate for criminal justice reform and highlighted the problems within the system that had led to his wrongful conviction. He worked to raise awareness about issues such as false confessions, unreliable forensic evidence, and the importance of fair legal representation.

  8. Personal Transformation: Yarris’s experience forced him to confront his own personal demons and undergo a process of transformation. He turned to education, self-improvement, and forgiveness as he navigated his post-prison life.

  9. Impact on Policy and Perception: Yarris’s case brought attention to the flaws in the criminal justice system, leading to discussions about the death penalty, wrongful convictions, and the need for reforms to prevent such injustices in the future.

Overall, Nick Yarris’s story sheds light on the devastating consequences of a flawed justice system, the power of perseverance in the face of injustice, and the importance of ongoing efforts to improve the legal process and prevent wrongful convictions.

45 Man Crushed by Cement Prank – Just For Laughs Gags

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23 mei 2011

Construction worker is lifting a huge, heavy block of cement when he accidentally drops it onto his partner, crushing him into a flattened pancake right in front of horrified prank victims. The worker tells prank victims not to worry; his solution is to get out of his truck and feeds the smushed man some water.
Filmed in Montreal, Quebec Welcome to the world-famous channel, where we pull public pranks on unsuspecting Montreal residents and tourists.