The justice system failed miserably, it has egg on its face

Have egg on your face

idiom informal

If you have egg on your face, you look stupid because of something that you have done:

This latest scandal has left the government with egg on its face.

Cambridge Dictionary

Met de gebakken peren zitten.

Both expressions convey the idea of being in an embarrassing or awkward situation, often as a result of one’s own mistakes or misjudgments.

1 To touch a sensitive nerve

To strike a chord” or “to touch a sensitive nerve.”

It means to say or do something that deeply affects or resonates with someone’s emotions or personal concerns. It implies evoking a strong reaction, often related to a sensitive or personal topic.

(De gevoelig snaar raken in het Nederlands).

1 Wrongfully Jailed For Rape As A Teen, He Now Helps Others Falsely Convicted | Megyn Kelly TODAY

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9 jan. 2018

Accused of rape by a fellow student, Brian Banks accepted a plea deal and went to prison on his 18th birthday. Years later he was exonerated with the help of the California Innocence Project. He’s joined on Megyn Kelly TODAY by Project director Justin Brooks and former prosecutor Loni Coombs, with whom he now examines other potentially wrongful convictions on the series “Final Appeal.”

Please listen to more about Brian Banks

The Brian Banks story is

“A wake-up call”.

Justice is shamelessly abused,

as with Liam Allan

like the other examples in higher-ranking list of 9 (point 2)

that include Brian Banks.

Throw sand in the gears.

The case of Brian Banks shows how fragile and vulnerable the justice system is,

even without DNA evidence – on the same day of false accusation –

and yet being sentenced for something that couldn’t have happened!

Please watch and listen attentive to the video. 

2 Justin Brooks, California Innocence Project | Frank Buckley Interviews


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This episode aired March 11, 2023

3 California Innocence Project Director Justin Brooks discusses Brian Banks’ case

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Banks is a former high school football star who was wrongfully convicted of rape. The California Innocence Project is working to overturn Banks’ conviction. Video courtesy of CBS 2 in Los Angeles.

4 FREEING THE INNOCENT | False Convictions, Corruption, Race and Death Penalty – Justin Brooks

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In première gegaan op 23 mrt 2023

For this episode I spoke to Justin Brooks, criminal defense lawyer, law professor, and the Founding Director of the California Innocence Project and recent author of “You Might Go to Prison, Even Though You’re Innocent”.

The book and our interview focuses on Justin’s work which is the exoneration of falsely-convicted prisoners for crimes up to and including murder.
We spoke about the various ways in which false-convictions can come about due to dishonesty, incompetence and/or errors from police, prosecutors and judges. Justin shares stories from his most prolific and shocking cases including false- r!pe allegations and decades wrongly spent in jail.
Justin told me about problems with cross-racial identification, how difficult it is to over-turn a conviction, the damaging effect that prison has on the falsely convicted and the role that race plays in American trials.

00:00 Intro
09:40 How Innocence Project chooses it’s clients
12:30 Brian Banks case (Justin’s most well known case, false r@pe case)
15:30 Marty Tankleff case (False confession case)
19:10 Prisoners lying about being innocent ??
21:00 Are most false convictions due to incompetence or dishonesty?
22:01 RACE
27:05 Should you NEVER speak to cops during interrogation ??
29:35 Repercussions for police/prosecutors/judges who act dishonestly ??
38:10 How difficult is to get an appeal going ?
45:10 Success rate
46:30 Detrimental effect of prison on falsely convicted inmates ?
52:10 Breaking the bad news to a prisoner you can’t get freed
59:35 How good is US justice system compared to others?

5 New book explores how someone could get caught up in the system

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6 apr 2023

“You Might Go to Prison, Even Though You’re Innocent.” It can happen and it is the subject of a new book written by Professor Justin Brooks the Director of the California Innocence Project.

Brooks has spent his career freeing innocent people from prison, including former NFL player Brian Banks. He joined the FOUR to explain how someone could get caught up in the system.

6 You Might Go to Prison, Even Though You’re Innocent – Justin Brooks

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Tue, February 28, 2023 Dinner Program In his new book, You Might Go to Prison, Even Though You’re Innocent, Justin Brooks, director and co-founder of the California Innocence Project, puts readers at the defense table by forcing us to consider how any of us might be swept up in the system—whether we hired a bad lawyer, bear a slight resemblance to someone else in the world, or are not good with awkward silence. He offers up-close real-life accounts of wrongful convictions and innocence claims he has fought, embedding them within the larger landscape of the American justice system.

7 Frank Buckley Interviews: Justin Brooks

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Frank Buckley Interviews Justin Brooks, director of the California Innocence Project. New episodes of Frank Buckley Interviews air Saturdays at 5:30PM & Sundays at midnight on KTLA 5.

8 Prison Activist Justin Brooks

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Founder of the California Innocence Project Justin Brooks tells Sherri about his life-changing work and book “You Might Go To Prison, Even Though You’re Innocent”.

9 In Conversation with Justin Brooks of CA Innocence Project

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Rasha Goel sits down with Justin Brooks of the California Innocence Project, to learn a bit about the grueling process of freeing the innocent.

10 Magical, mystical, mysterious clemencies | Justin Brooks | TEDxSanDiego

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21 nov 2016

Clemency is a power that dates back to the Royal Prerogative of Mercy in the United Kingdom. It is the strange power that allows the sovereign to overrule the justice system. Justin Brooks walked 712 miles from San Diego to Sacramento, hoping to convince the Governor to use this power to free 12 innocent people.

Justin Brooks is the Director and Co-Founder of the California Innocence Project and a tenured professor at California Western School of Law. Over the course of his career he has served as counsel on several high profile criminal cases.

He has also worked extensively in Latin America training lawyers for the past 20 years and co-founded Red Inocente, an organization devoted to founding and supporting innocence organizations in Latin America.

11 Author & Lawyer Justin Brooks: California Innocence Project – Episode #102 #unimpressedpodcast

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12 Brian Banks Trailer #1 (2019) | Movieclips Trailers

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Based on the inspirational true story, Brian Banks starring Aldis Hodge is playing everywhere now! ► Buy Tickets for Brian Banks:…

“Throw sand in the gears”

To cause problems or prevent something from happening as it should:
I don’t want to give them a chance to throw sand in the gears.
He said “When mobile phone companies charge consumers fat penalties to leave, they’re throwing sand in the gears of competition.”

Cambridge Dictionary

“Throw sand in the gears” can be considered similar to the expressions “to throw a spanner in the works” and “to put a spoke in someone’s wheel.”

All three expressions convey the idea of deliberately creating obstacles or hindrances to disrupt or impede progress or success.
They are idiomatic expressions used to describe actions that interfere with the smooth functioning or forward momentum of a process or plan.

2 The blunt ax

Please listen and watch to more about the 14 year old George Stinney Jr

13 They Are Terrified To Teach This In School (George Stinney Jr)

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18 jun 2023 The Erasure of Black History in American Education (Black Culture)

In the sweltering heat of Alcolu, South Carolina, a young boy named George Stinney Jr. became a tragic embodiment of the profound injustices that plagued a nation

Welcome to Black Journals, a channel dedicated to exploring and sharing the rich history, literature, and culture of the African American community. Our channel takes a deep dive into the pages of black journals and uncovers the hidden stories and untold truths of the black experience.
Come along with us as we turn the pages of black journals and uncover the pages of Black History.

14 George Stinney’s Tragic Story And His Brutal Execution!

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George Stinney’s Tragic Story And His Brutal Execution! A 14-year-old African-American named George Stinney Jr. was the youngest person in the United States to be executed by electric chair. During the Jim Crow years, he was executed in the Deep South in 1944.

15 Ohio Innocence Project 20th Anniversary

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18 mei 2023

We’re proud to be a part of the University of Cincinnati, where we made our home in 2003. Since our inception, our work has led to the release of 42 wrongfully convicted Ohioans, who collectively served more than 800 years behind bars. That makes us one of the top-performing members among the international Innocence Network.

Our work includes helping develop and advocate for lasting criminal justice reform through legislation as well as launching Ohio Innocence Project University, an active network of student groups at colleges across the state.

– Mark Godsey, Co-Founder & Director, Ohio Innocence Project

It is repugnant a 14-year-old child on the electric chair.

3 The Dark Side of Justice

When justice lets you down as in a series of examples below, following the 9 examples in point 2 on this webpage.

Raphael Rowe

Walter McMillian

It is not an easy life 

Brian Banks: (in video 6 in point 9 above) accused of rape by a fellow student, Brian Banks accepted a plea deal and went to prison on his 18th birthday. Years later he was exonerated with the help of the California Innocence Project

Lamar Johnson       Life sentence in a Missouri prison for murder, 28 year innocence in prison, until the real killer confessed. He was convicted in 1995, he was 21. There was no physical evidence. The murder was wearing face masks and no one could identified them. The witness was forced by police to declare Lamar Johnson was the murder. The witness wanted to help and he trusted the police. Lamar Johnson served more than half his life in prison for a murder he didn’t commit

Sheldon Thomas      He was just 16 when he was convicted on basis of a photo and it was not him, december 2004. 19 year innocent in prison. He was 35 when he came free.

Daniel Villegas         Daniel Villegas was just 16 when he was wrongfully convicted of double murder and sentenced to life in prison, spent 25 year innoncent in prison. After being exonerated in 2018 with the help of an unexpected hero, Daniel is now sharing his story, from the intimidation tactics that resulted in his false confession to the retrial that set him free.

Vincent Simmons   44 years in prison, tried 17 times for the last 30 years to change his convection, became 70 when he was free. He was 25 when convicted of attempted aggravated rape of twin 14-year-olds in 1977. Free but not exonerated. He got not a fair trial.

The Post Office Wrongful Convictions Scandal

The pitfalls of justice

Absurd – inconsistent – incoherent 

The website provides tangible observations, clear examples that demonstrate how, despite illogical data, nonsense, and contradictions, things can still go wrong within the justice system.

It is like using a blunt axe or a pendulum swinging too far in the wrong direction.

Wrongfully accused despite evidence to the contrary, as illustrated by the textbook case of Liam Allan.

As seen in widespread scientific fraud in part 2 of the website, everything is fabricated, yet the conman visits locations where he could supposedly refer to research that never took place!

The justice system is put to the test and creates a false perception of individuals who could not have been involved. They are backed into a corner and burdened with the task of fighting against a justice system that is completely clueless, breaking the lives of those who have done nothing wrong by imprisoning them in a situation from which they cannot escape.

Out of the frying pan into the fire
also, out of the frying pan and into the fire

Meaning | Synonyms

To go from a bad to worse situation
Used to refer when a bad situation turned critical
Moving from a very difficult position to one that is considered much worse

Used to describe the situation of moving or getting from a bad or difficult situation to a worse one, often as the result of trying to escape from the bad or difficult one.

Example Sentences

  • In a bid to gain independence, she agreed to get married early, not knowing she was jumping out of the frying pan into the fire.
  • Moving from my old school to this one is like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire.
  • I wanted to fix the leakage but being so old the pipe was straight out of the frying pan and into the fire.
  • Liza started shouting at me in public when I went to apologize. I was like out of the frying pan into the fire.

Van de regen in de drup

The English equivalent of the Dutch saying “van de regen in de drup” is “out of the frying pan into the fire.”

Both expressions convey the idea that a situation is going from bad to worse or that one problem is being replaced by another, often with a sense of irony or frustration.

16 Wrongful Convictions – A National Disgrace

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Judge Michael Heavey (Ret.) of Judges for Justice, Presented August 29, 2017, before the King County Metropolitan Council’s Law and Justice Committee

17 Live Police Chase Gag

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10 apr 2011

Wanted man puts on fake glasses, nose and mustache so as not to be recognized by a pursuing cop and it works. A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra caché la plus comique de la télé!