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.
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Jerome Morgan found freedom after 20 years behind bars. This is his story in his own words, along with those of his friends and lawyers.
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This is part of a brand new series for this channel called “Minutes With…”.
In each episode we’ll sit down and talk to someone who has an interesting story to tell. In this episode we hear from Raphael Rowe, an innocent man wrongfully imprisoned for murder.
Raphael Rowe is on Twitter and Instagram: @areporter.
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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.
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10 A Former Chief of Police Exposes Police Culture: Corruption, Abuse, and Heroism (2001)
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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: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00…
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. 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.
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.
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.
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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.”
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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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.
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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.
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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKxsH…
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.
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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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