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1 Justice is a jungle
9 okt. 2019
Jimmy Dennis was sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit. Even as he missed his daughters grow up and saw his chance at a music career slip away, he never gave up hope that the truth would come out — and after 25 years, it did.
To hear more of Jimmy’s story, listen to the full podcast episode of Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom here: https://go.nowth.is/2p6iRiY
In US news and current events today, NowThis News and Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom are featuring Pennsylvania man Jimmy Dennis who was wrongly convicted and given the death penalty. This episode of Wrongful Conviction, podcast and video series, explains how Dennis was exonerated and released from prison and death row. Organizations like the Innoncence Project aim to right the wrongs of our criminal justice system. For Jimmy Dennis, music is his passion and now a possibility.
Wrongful Conviction is a video series based on music industry executive and social justice advocate Jason Flom’s successful podcast of the same title. Through podcast-style interviews with Jason and personal story-telling, we discover where the flaws lie within the criminal justice system that allows for an innocent person to be convicted of a crime. Hear from the exonerees first-hand and watch the chilling, heartbreaking, emotional stories unfold. What is life like for an innocent person on death row? How does one keep hope alive when they’re failed by the justice system? How do they pick up the pieces once they’re exonerated, or are they still waiting for the truth to come out?
2 Is Texas About to Execute an Innocent Man? Rodney Reed’s Family Demands Retrial Amid New Evidence
The state of Texas is facing growing calls to halt the upcoming execution of Rodney Reed, an African-American man who has spent over 20 years on death row for a rape and murder he says he did not commit. A group of 26 Texas lawmakers — including both Democrats and Republicans — have written a letter this week to Governor Greg Abbott to stop the execution planned for November 20. More than 1.4 million people have signed an online petition to save Reed’s life. Supporters include celebrities Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna and Meek Mill. Reed was sentenced to die after being convicted of the 1996 murder of a 19-year-old white woman, Stacey Stites, with whom he was having an affair. But since Reed’s trial, substantial evidence has emerged implicating Stites’s then-financé, a white police officer named Jimmy Fennell, who was later jailed on kidnapping and rape charges in another case. In a major development, a man who spent time in jail with Fennell signed an affidavit last month asserting that Fennell had admitted in prison that he had killed his financée because she was having an affair with a black man. We speak with Rodney Reed’s brother Rodrick Reed, his sister-in-law Uwana Akpan and lawyer Bryce Benjet of the Innocence Project.