The lawyers were not skilled

1 Exonerated death row inmate dies a year after release



Gepubliceerd op 30 jun. 2015

Exonerated death row inmate Glenn Ford who spent nearly 30 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit, has died. CNN’s Brooke Baldwin has more.

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2 Louisiana Denies Compensation to Dying Exonerated Death Row Prisoner as Former Prosecutor Apologizes

Gepubliceerd op 6 apr. 2015 – After three decades on death row in Louisiana, Glenn Ford was freed in March 2014 based on new evidence clearing him of the 1983 fatal shooting a jewelry store owner. Ford is African American and was tried by an all-white jury. In 2000, the Louisiana Supreme Court ordered an evidentiary hearing on Ford’s claim that the prosecution suppressed favorable evidence related to two brothers initially implicated in the crime. Then in 2013, an unidentified informant told prosecutors that one of the brothers had admitted to shooting and killing the jewelry store owner. Shortly after Ford’s release last year, he received a second death sentence: stage three lung cancer, which has now advanced to stage four and spread to his bones, lymph nodes and spine. His attorney says he has entered hospice care in New Orleans. Ford filed a federal lawsuit claiming prison officials and medical authorities knew he had cancer in 2011, but denied him treatment. Glenn Ford is one of the longest-serving death row prisoners ever to be exonerated. Under Louisiana law he can ask for a maximum of $330,000 in compensation. But last week a judge denied his request, saying Ford was involved in two lesser crimes. We are joined by the lead prosecutor in Ford’s murder trial, Marty Stroud, who has come out in favor of his compensation. In a three-page letter to The Shreveport Times, Stroud said he no longer supports the death penalty, and apologized to Ford. “I apologize to Glenn Ford for all the misery I have caused him and his family,” he wrote.

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3 Exonerated Death Row Inmate Meets Prosecutors Who Put Him There

18 apr. 2015

Glenn Ford was on death row for 30 years before being exonerated for a murder conviction.
IMPORTANT VIDEO: how a trial really works

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4 Watch a former prosecutor apologize for sending an innocent man to death row

4 feb. 2016

In 1984, Louisiana prosecutor Marty Stroud tried 34-year-old Glenn Ford for the armed robbery and murder of Isadore Rozeman, an elderly jeweler for whom Ford did yard work. Ford, a father of two with another child on the way, was convicted by an all-white jury and sentenced to death. He spent 30 years in solitary confinement on death row in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola before evidence came to light in 2013 proving his innocence.

5 The Best Apology EVER?

28 mrt. 2015

“This is the first, and probably will be the last, time that I have publicly voiced an opinion on any of your editorials. Quite frankly, I believe many of your editorials avoid the hard questions on a current issue in order not to be too controversial. I congratulate you here, though, because you have taken a clear stand on what needs to be done in the name of justice.
Glenn Ford should be completely compensated to every extent possible because of the flaws of a system that effectively destroyed his life. The audacity of the state’s effort to deny Mr. Ford any compensation for the horrors he suffered in the name of Louisiana justice is appalling. I know of what I speak.” *

6 The Innocence Project

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.

7 Barry Scheck & Kevin Richardson: “Innocence Project” | Talks at Google

4 okt. 2017

Co-Founder Barry Scheck speaks about The Innocence Project with Kevin Richardson, one of the men wrongly convicted in the Central Park Five case.

The Innocence Project, which is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, was founded by acclaimed lawyers Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld who realized that the emerging DNA evidence that was being used to identify the perpetrators of crimes could also be used to exonerate those who had been wrongly convicted. The organization began as a legal clinic at Cardozo Law School and became an independent nonprofit (still affiliated with Cardozo) in 2004. Since its founding, 351 people have been exonerated by DNA evidence of crimes for which they didn’t commit. The Innocence Project has helped in more than half of these cases.

The Innocence Project understood early on that each wrongful conviction was a learning opportunity, exposing flaws in the system that contributed to these terrible injustices. It advocates for science- and research-based reforms to prevent wrongful convictions. The organization has worked to pass more than a hundred state laws designed to reveal and protect against wrongful convictions, including laws that protect against eye witness misidentifications and false confessions, leading contributors to wrongful convictions.

Co-Founder Barry Scheck will talk about his groundbreaking work to disrupt the status quo of the criminal justice system and introduce you to a person helped by the Innocence Project who will share his story of perseverance on the long road to justice.


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8 Defense Attorney Barry Scheck Talks Wrongful Conviction

25 sep. 2015


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9 Slashing Police Cruiser Tires Prank

16 mei 2011

A woman from her balcony asks people on the street to pass her a knife she dropped. But right as they go to pick up the knife, the tires deflate on a police cruiser parked right in front of them. It sure looks like these prank victims slashed this police cruiser’s tires – and that they had to nerve to do it right in front of the police officer, who is less than impressed.
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