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    Lightbulb A Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder When He Was 14 Clears His Name After 27 Years

    Yet another reason not to have the death penalty....

    John Bunn was just 14 when he was jailed for the murder of an off-duty correction officer in Brooklyn. He was finally able to clear his name Tuesday, when a judge formally exonerated him after 27 years. He's 41 now. He wept as he hugged his attorneys in court. He approached the judge and held both of her hands and rested his head on the bench. "It has been 27 years, I've been fighting for my life and I've been fighting for my innocence," he said.ohn Bunn was just 14 when he was jailed for the murder of an off-duty correction officer in Brooklyn. He was finally able to clear his name Tuesday, when a judge formally exonerated him after 27 years. He's 41 now. He wept as he hugged his attorneys in court. He approached the judge and held both of her hands and rested his head on the bench. "It has been 27 years, I've been fighting for my life and I've been fighting for my innocence," he said.

    A Man Who Was Wrongly Convicted of Murder When He Was 14 Clears His Name After 27 Long Years
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Yet another reason not to have the death penalty....
    Nope. That is not a reason.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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    Yes it is. Too many innocent people get convicted.
    Alea iacta est

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Yes it is. Too many innocent people get convicted.

    Right on.
    Plus, it reinforces the idea that killing people solves problems and serves justice.
    Faith can move mountains, but don't forget to bring your shovel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Yes it is. Too many innocent people get convicted.
    Nope. Some people need to be killed.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spunkloaf View Post
    Right on.
    Plus, it reinforces the idea that killing people solves problems and serves justice.
    Yes. Sometimes an execution solves problems and serves justice.

    Can we agree to keep state executions legal while choosing to have them be as rare as an abortion?
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    Nope. Some people need to be killed.
    I agree. I never see a rule as absolute.

    In general I am against the death penalty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I agree. I never see a rule as absolute.
    In general I am against the death penalty.
    Okay. I support it for coup attempts.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Yet another reason not to have the death penalty....

    John Bunn was just 14 when he was jailed for the murder of an off-duty correction officer in Brooklyn. He was finally able to clear his name Tuesday, when a judge formally exonerated him after 27 years. He's 41 now. He wept as he hugged his attorneys in court. He approached the judge and held both of her hands and rested his head on the bench. "It has been 27 years, I've been fighting for my life and I've been fighting for my innocence," he said.ohn Bunn was just 14 when he was jailed for the murder of an off-duty correction officer in Brooklyn. He was finally able to clear his name Tuesday, when a judge formally exonerated him after 27 years. He's 41 now. He wept as he hugged his attorneys in court. He approached the judge and held both of her hands and rested his head on the bench. "It has been 27 years, I've been fighting for my life and I've been fighting for my innocence," he said.

    A Man Who Was Wrongly Convicted of Murder When He Was 14 Clears His Name After 27 Long Years

    When I was a nursing student many years ago, for English Class I did a research paper on wrongful convictions. Jail House informants that were unreliable, Prosecution did not share exculpatory evidence, perjured testimony, lab personnel set up the defendant ( African American - Mexican - Puerto Rican ) , evidence tampering, police misconduct. I was shocked at my research.

    I use to be very PRO DEATH penalty. The research I done, said that incarceration is cheaper than a death sentence.

    Back in the eighties or ninetys, the wrongful convictions was so bad that Illinois put a hold on all death sentences till they sorted things out.

    Behind bars, incarcerated and not allowed to be free, for something you did not do. Lost time with family, lost income, lost vacations and doing things that you enjoy. The mental and psychological anguish as well as the emotional problems. And most likely, the person was black, Spanish, or Cuban ; because minorities make up the biggest number of wrongful convictions.

    There would not be enough money if I was involved. How do you put a price, on hell? Decades of hell?




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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    Yes. Sometimes an execution solves problems and serves justice.


    https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/innocen...-death-penalty




    "Since 1989, 1,761 people have been exonerated based on new evidence of innocence."

    "The graphic also points out some of the most high-profile exonerated prisoners. Steven Avery, the subject of Netflix's "Making a Murderer," spent 18 years in prison on a wrongful sexual-assault conviction before being exonerated in 2003."


    http://www.businessinsider.com/numbe...graphic-2016-5




    "Researchers found that 149 people were cleared in 2015 for crimes they didn’t commit — more than any other year in history, according to a report published Wednesday by the National Registry of Exonerations, a project of the University of Michigan Law School. By comparison, 139 people were exonerated in 2014. The number has risen most years since 2005, when 61 people were cleared of crimes they didn’t commit. "


    "The men and women who were cleared last year had, on average, served 14.5 years in prison. Some had been on death row. Others were younger than 18 when they were convicted or had intellectual disabilities. All had been swept into a justice system that’s supposed to be based on the presumption of innocence, but failed."

    "About 40 percent of the 2015 exonerations involved official misconduct, a record. About 75 percent of the homicide exonerations involved misconduct."


    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b00b033aaf3da9





    So, basically if you are charged with a crime, you best have a defense counsel that believes in you, and your case. Your defense counsel best be one heck of an investigator ; and have the integrity to work your case and be ferocious in your defense.






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