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boulder county da starting conviction integrity unit to look at possible wrongfu




the boulder district attorney's office is partnering with the boulder public defender's office, the defense bar and the university of colorado's korey wise innocence project to create a conviction integrity unit that would examine cases in which defendants claim they were wrongfully convicted.new bo...



hbo’s the case against adnan syed will turn the serial story into a documentary




if you’re still seeking to fill the void that remains after having experienced sarah koenig’s addictive first season of serial, hbo just announced an upcoming docuseries that might recapture some of that magic. the case against adnan syed, a four-hour exploration of the disappearance and murder ...



man exonerated after 31 years in prison seeks $1 million




(nashville, tenn.) — a tennessee man who spent more than 31 years in prison before new dna evidence led to his rape and burglary conviction being overturned is asking the state for $1 million in damages.the tennessean reports lawyers for 61-year-old lawrence mckinney of wilson county filed the req...



wyclef jean talks his arrest, police shootings & criminal justice reform at coll




calling for a "new age of activism," lava records ceo jason flom joined with friend wyclef jean on wednesday (may 3) at the collision conference in new orleans to discuss wrongful conviction and how to change a criminal justice system he called "a disaster."flom, who is on the board of directors of ...



wa police yet to implement ccc recommendations after gibson case




wa police have not implemented two key corruption and crime commission recommendations about interacting with aboriginal people stemming from the gene gibson wrongful conviction case.the cognitively impaired man from the remote desert community of kiwirrkurra, who speaks little english, was sentence...



man exonerated after 45 years in prison on a false charge




(detroit) — a detroit-area man whose murder conviction was thrown out after he spent 45 years in prison was exonerated wednesday and won’t face a second trial.richard phillips, 71, was upbeat, saying the criminal justice system “works — it just didn’t work fast enough.”a judge granted a ...



gene gibson seeks $2.5 million for wrongfully spending five years in wa jail




gene gibson will seek $2.5 million in compensation for his wrongful conviction and imprisonment over the death of a man.mr gibson, an aboriginal man from the remote community of kiwirrkurra, served nearly five years of a seven-and-a-half-year sentence after being convicted of the manslaughter of jos...



seventeen cases of denied innocence




in our adversarial legal system, the job of the prosecutor is not to win, but to serve justice. that means prosecutors are obligated to admit mistakes, particularly when an innocent person has been convicted. what follows is a list of 17 cases across the country where prosecutors refused this respo...



wrongly convicted man gets $15m after nearly 20 years prison




(baltimore) — a federal jury has awarded $15 million to a wrongfully convicted man in his lawsuit against the baltimore police department and two detectives.the baltimore sun reports that sabein burgess said “justice has been served” after the verdict tuesday.the 47-year-old burgess spent near...



royal marine has taliban murder conviction reduced to manslaughter




sergeant alexander blackman, 42, from taunton, somerset, had the conviction quashed by five judges at the court martial appeal court in london. there will now be a further hearing at a date to be fixed to decide on the sentence he now has to serve.



'identify those involved in human shield case'




the jammu and kashmir police have asked the army to identify its personnel involved in tying a civilian to a jeep as a “human shield”, the video of which sparked outrage in the valley.“during investigation, correspondence has been made with the army for identification of involved army party/ v...



san francisco is likely to amend its ban-the-box law




in 2014, san francisco enacted its ban-the-box law, which significantly restricted the ability of employers to inquire into, and use, criminal records for hiring and other employment purposes. this fair chance ordinance (fco) lists specific types of convictions and information that employers can n...



courts can take cognisance of indian's conviction abroad: bombay hc




courts or judicial authorities in india can take cognisance of the conviction of an indian by a foreign court for an offence committed outside india, the bombay high court has held.however, such a conviction will not be automatically binding upon the courts or authorities in india while they are exe...



goa court frames charges against tarun tejpal in rape case




a goa court today framed charges of rape and wrongful confinement against tarun tejpal, the founder of tehelka magazine, in connection with an alleged rape case filed against him in 2013, paving the way for his trial.tejpal, 54, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial. the next hearing in the case in t...



the conviction of a filmstar




i can only guess at the dietary output in jodhpur central jail, but if the dinner menu on thursday night was any indication — chane ki dal and patta gobi ki sabzi — one can surmise that salman khan is likely to find his proteins restricted to the vegetarian variety. the bishnois take conservatio...



sc refuses to stay conviction of ips officer in bilkis case




the supreme court today refused to stay the conviction of an ips officer in the sensational 2002 bilkis bano case.a vacation bench of justices a k sikri and deepak gupta said that there is no urgency for hearing the matter as the convicted officer has already undergone the sentence.the bench, howeve...



can lost embryos give rise to a wrongful-death suit?




an ohio couple wants their embryos that were destroyed in a fertility-clinic meltdown to be deemed people.



about justice & conspicuous consumption




the allahabad high court has set aside the conviction of the talwars in the tragic twin murder of teenager aarushi talwar and domestic help hemraj in noida. the high court ruled that the evidence was not adequate to secure conviction of the parents. the trial itself could have well qualified for mis...



google loses 'right to be forgotten' case over man's past conviction




the court shot down an attempt by another man who had been convicted of false accounting and still seemed bent on misleading the public.google, unsurprisingly had objected to both requests. the eu policy wasn't intended as a "right to rewrite history" or "tailor your past," google's attorney argued ...



applaud oppn's 'unity and conviction': gopalkrishna gandhi




gopalkrishna gandhi, the opposition's pick for vice president, today said he applauded the "unity and conviction" with which the 18 parties asked him to be their candidate.the former west bengal governor and grandson of mahatma gandhi said he accepted the nomination with all "seriousness"."i accept ...



judge approves wrongful death settlement in ferguson case




the family of michael brown will receive an undisclosed settlement from the city of ferguson.



court of appeal throws out gene gibson's conviction for killing josh warneke




the court of appeal has thrown out the conviction of a man jailed for killing josh warneke in broome in 2010.on wednesday, the court of appeal quashed gene gibson's manslaughter conviction. he is expected to walk free from jail later today. the court of appeal has quashed gene gibson's manslaught...



joke is on andrew constance after ferry mcferryface backfires




keep it simple. be upfront. and above all, don't try to be funny. with the "ferry mcferryface" farce, transport minister andrew constance has strayed from the basics of political communication.this multitude of missteps might be referred to as a comedy of errors. but nobody's laughing. mostly becaus...



teenager arrested for airbase selfies had terrorist conviction




an f16 at the volkel airbase. photo: us air force via wikimedia commonsthe dutch public prosecution department says it has no reason to hold a 19-year-old youth picked up for taking photographs inside an airbase, even though he had a previous conviction for terrorist offences.wael el a, who was work...



'won the moral victory': opal card biohacker has conviction overturned




the sydney biohacker who fell foul of the law when he implanted a nsw travel card chip into his arm says "cyborg justice has been served" after a court overturned his conviction.meow-ludo disco gamma meow-meow - his legal name - pleaded guilty to attempting to travel without a ticket and not showing...