Follow me In November, one of six people falsely imprisoned for murder filed motions to have the wages garnished and liens placed on the property of the deputies involved in the investigation. James Dean, along with five others dubbed the “Beatrice 6” had spent as long as 20 years in

Follow me The following post was shared with the CopBlock Network anonymously, via the CopBlock.org Submissions Page. It was originally published at the Pacific Standard by Sue Russell in September 2012 and reposted at Salon.com. Why Police Lineups Can’t Be Trusted The single biggest cause of wrongful convictions is mistaken

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Follow me Recently, the conviction of Stanley Cohen’s widow, Joyce, has come under question after two of the main witnesses made claims that they were pressured by police and prosecutors to provide false testimony against her. At the time, the murder of Stanley and the trial of Joyce for arranging

Wrongful Murder Conviction Overturned Kirstin Blaise Lobato

Follow me After spending her entire adult life in prison for a murder she didn’t commit, a Las Vegas woman has finally been released. Kristin Blaise Lobato spent over 15 years behind bars in spite of evidence that she was over 150 miles away at the time the killing took

Lawyer Dog Louisiana Supreme Court Canine Attorney

Follow me Recently, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued a ruling on a motion to suppress evidence against Warren Demesme, who is currently awaiting trial in New Orleans. By a 6-1 majority the court denied that motion, which maintained that statements Demesme had made should be thrown because the police had

Follow me Last week, Demarlo Berry was released from a Nevada prison after serving 22 years for a murder he didn’t commit. He had been sentenced to life without parole in prison for a 1994 robbery at a Las Vegas Carl’s Jr. and the murder of Charles Burkes, the manager.

Follow me When he was just fourteen years old Lawrence Lorenzo Montoya, was arrested on suspicion of having committed a murder. Initially, he continually insisted that he was innocent and other evidence also indicated that was the case. In spite of that, Denver detectives concealed the evidence that would exonerate

Follow me This post was written by Nick Ford and originally published at the Center For a Stateless Society (C4SS) under the title “You Cannot Exonerate Prisons.” Posts and other content can be submitted to the CopBlock Network via the CopBlock.org Submission Page. (Note: some links have been inserted, although