The legal system at stake

Horrifying case of boy, 14, executed on death row for heinous crimes he didn’t commit

Preface

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An Undying Mystery

Real World Justice

Elephent in the room

Is justice attainable?

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1 The Child in the Electric Chair

George Stinney Jr was so small and puny that executioners struggled to attach his young body to the electric chair. 

He was convicted of murder in just 10 minutes, but it took 70 years to prove he was innocent.

As miscarriages of justice go, few cases are as harrowing as that of George Stinney Jr.

The African-American boy was 14-years-old when he was accused of murdering two white girls in 1944.

 A jury took just 10 minutes to find him

guilty despite no evidence to link him to the crime.

Two months later he was killed on death row without a chance to say goodbye to his family.

Unconfirmed reports claimed guards had to use a bible or telephone directory as a booster seat because at just 5ft 1ins tall and weighing 6st 7lbs, he was too small for the adult-size seat.

His sisters, Katherine Robinson and Amie Ruffner, along with their brother Charles, spent the next 70 years fiercely fighting for justice and finally, in 2014, a judge overturned George’s murder conviction.

George Stinney’s case was just a show trial!

Are you still human when you inflict such an unbearable pain on an innocent child?

Is this still a society?

There was hardly a lawyer who did anything to help this child.

A prime example of a broken legal system.

Justice on the wrong side of the law!

The Wild West of the legal state.

It has nothing to do anymore with fairness, honesty or what really happened

The justice system itself is finally being questioned.

A blatantly wrong injustice system

George Stinney is not the only young boy innocent executed on the electric chair:

Alexander McClay Williams

2 Anthony Ray Hinton: “I Spent 30 YEARS In Prison For A Crime I DIDN’T COMMIT!”

You can’t imagine what innocent people went through when justice doesn’t work

4 “I Spent 30 YEARS In Prison For A Crime I DIDN’T COMMIT!” | Anthony Ray Hinton

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22 nov. 2020

Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted and sentenced to the most extreme penalty for a crime he did not do because of the color of his skin. He spent 30 years in prison until, with the help of Bryan Stevenson, was released. Finally free and back in the world, Anthony has a message to share with everyone.
 
Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years in prison, convicted of crimes he did not commit. Racism and a justice system stacked against the poor were the driving forces behind his wrongful conviction. During his time in prison, he formed an unexpeted bond with a fellow inmate and former white extremists. This is his incredible story.
 

5 Oprah and Anthony Ray Hinton on death row, first night of freedom

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5 jun. 2018

After revealing her new book club pick, “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row” by Anthony Ray Hinton, Oprah Winfrey and Hinton join “CBS This Morning” for a second part of their conversation to discuss what it was like for Hinton to find freedom after nearly 30 years on death row for crimes he did not commit.
 
Delivered by Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King, “CBS This Morning” offers a thoughtful, substantive and insightful source of news and information to a daily audience of 3 million viewers. The Emmy Award-winning broadcast presents a mix of daily news, coverage of developing stories of national and global significance, and interviews with leading figures in politics, business and entertainment. Check local listings for “CBS This Morning” broadcast times.
 

6 Oprah Winfrey and Anthony Ray Hinton reveal next book club pick

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5 jun. 2018

Only on “CBS This Morning,” Oprah Winfrey is revealing her newest, highly-anticipated book club selection: “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row” by Anthony Ray Hinton. He spent nearly 30 years on death row for crimes he did not commit until he was released in 2015. Winfrey and Hinton join “CBS This Morning” to discuss Hinton’s story and the people like his mother and his friend, Lester, who impacted him.
 
3 Bryan Stevenson beats the drum for justice 

The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world.
One out of three black men aged 18 to 30 is in prison, on probation or parole.
The US is the only country in the world that has life imprisonment without parole for minors.
For every nine people who have been executed, one is later found to be innocent.


“If somebody tells a lie, they’re not just a liar.
If somebody takes something, they’re not just a thief.
And even if you kill somebody, you’re not just a killer.”

7 ‘Just Mercy’ and the real-life story of the attorney who exonerated death row inmates l Nightline

11 jan. 2020

The film’s stars Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx discuss their roles. An exonerated death row inmate and the attorney who freed him share their perspective behind the movie.

8 Memorial to 107,000 Slaves – Whitney Plantation on American Artifacts

26 feb. 2016

Full program debuts February 28 at 6pm & 10pm ET on C-SPAN3

To beat the drum for someone or something bang the drum for

If someone beats the drum or bangs the drum for something, they support it strongly.

The trade secretary disagreed but promised to ‘bang the drum for industry’.

Collins Dictionary
4 A perversion of justice

If someone perverts the course of justice, they deliberately do something that will make it difficult to discover who really committed a particular crime, for example, destroying evidence or lying to the police. [law]

Collins Cobuild Dictionary: To pervert the course of justice

9 Anthony Hinton Discusses His Exoneration

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11 jun. 2015

Anthony Hinton talks about his experience on Alabama’s death row, his exoneration, and his release from prison. For more information, visit: https://eji.org/cases/anthony-ray-hin…
 
The Equal Justice Initiative works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality. Visit our website to learn more: https://eji.org

10 Anthony Ray Hinton

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12 jun. 2018

CBS 42 Morning News 6 a.m.

11 Ohio Innocence Project 2018

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19 apr. 2018

You can donate to the Ohio Innocence Project online here: https://foundation.uc.edu/donate?id=4…
 
This video is very emotional
 BOOKMARK

It is ‘a contradiction in terms’

that justice either on the basis of sheer incompetence

(as prosecutor Jerry Hayes in the Liam Allan case puts it)

or in an organised manner and with outrageous sneaky practices

gets those who have done nothing wrong into trouble.

Justice opens the gates of hell with baseless claims:

‘Ricky Jakson’ was innocent in prison for 39 years on the basis of a child
who was blackmailed into giving false testimony.

Ricky Jakson

This is horrible, Inconceivable, Inconprehensible, Unthinkable
In other words: what not can happen becomes reality

Such a thing no longer has anything in common with justice,

it is a form of Modern Day Slavery:

the deliberate exploitation of people who have done nothing wrong.

The dark side of justice.

The cracks in a broken justice system

Highlighted extreme examples show what can happen to yourself in simple issues

if justice is handled in the wrong way and degrades to a plaything.

Justice becomes unworkable and useless.

Definition of ‘pervert justice’

To try to stop the police from learning the facts about a criminal case

She was convicted of perverting justice for lying to the police.

Merriam Webster

Pervert the course of justice law

To act illegally to avoid punishment or to get the wrong person punished

The two police officers were charged with perverting the course of justice by fabricating evidence in the trial.

Cambridge Dictionary

Idioms

Pervert the course of justice
(British English)
(North American English obstruct justice)

(law) to tell a lie or to do something in order to prevent the police, etc. from finding out the truth about a crime

pervert somebody/something to affect somebody in a way that makes them act or think in an unacceptable or immoral way

SYNONYM corrupt

Some people believe that television can pervert the minds of children.

Oxford Dictionary

OVERVIEW

perverting the course of justice

QUICK REFERENCE

Carrying out an act that tends or is intended to obstruct or defeat the administration of public justice. Common examples are inventing false evidence to mislead a court (in either civil or criminal proceedings) or an arbitration tribunal, making false statements to the police, stealing or destroying evidence, threatening witnesses, and attempting to influence jurors. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and/or a fine. The common-law offence of perverting the course of justice overlaps with certain forms of contempt of court and with the separate offence of tampering with witnesses. It is not an offence, however, to offer money to someone to persuade him not to proceed with an action in the civil courts; nor is it an offence to offer to pay reasonable compensation to the victim of a crime, if he will agree not to take criminal proceedings (Criminal Law Act 1967 s 5(1). However, once he has made a statement to the police in connection with possible proceedings, it is an offence to attempt to induce him to withdraw or alter his statement.

Oxford Dictionary

“Law applied to its extreme is the greatest injustice.”

Cicero – A Roman stesman, 106 BC – 43 BC 

Notice:

Two webpages are enough to understand 

the scope of the website:

‘Preface’ and ‘An Undying Mystery’ 

To summarise

The website is about a flaw in a fragile justice system that causes ordinary people who do not belong there, to get stuck in it. Even young children!

It deals with simple very clear black and white issues where the justice system is failing.

It is not about judging criminals but rather about everyday ordinary people who, because of a flaw in the system, end up in a dud street with a dramatic outcome.

Ricky Jakson, Anthony Ray Hinton, mentioned above 39 and 30 years innocent behind bars and so on.

The glow of life of a 19-year-old university student Liam Allan suddenly accused of rape: ‘I’ve spent two years living in fear’

It is beyond belief that such a thing can happen.

12 Man Gets Electrocuted and Falls into a Dumpster


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5 dec. 2018

This man asks for help and, in the end, gets the shock of his life! Let us know how guilty you’d feel if you were caught in this situation!
 
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Preface

Current page

An Undying Mystery

Real World Justice

Elephent in the room

Is justice attainable?

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