Cops Framed Black Man of Rape and Murder 37 Years ago, Awarded $16M
Donald Gates was only 37 years old when he was convicted of raping and killing a 21-year-old Georgetown university student in 1981. Gates spent 27 long years in prison until DNA testing confirmed his innocence in 2009.
Gates slapped the city with a civil suit and now that suit has come to an end with the jury finding Gates was indeed framed by cops and deserves millions. How much? $16.65 million!
Via ABC News
White Teen Guilty of Molesting 2 Year Old, First Blamed Crime on Imaginary Black Man
When will some of these racist white folk stop blaming crimes on black people? Contrary to popular belief, all crimes are not committed by black men or women. With all of the exonerated black inmates that have been freed just in the last year, this excuse to not face their own consequences is old and tired. It really is, folks! Apparently, some parents have not taught their children that racism is a cop out, despicable and evil.
Department Of Justice Knowingly and Falsely Imprisoned More Than 60 Black Men In NC
We’ve heard of some tough laws but NC definitely takes the cake in downright disregard for those who have been found innocent of crimes by which they were false convicted. Read the report below and see for yourself what kind of justice system we have in America.
Terrell McCullum did not commit a federal crime by carrying a shotgun and a rifle out of his ex-girlfriend’s house.
U.S. States Looking to ‘Right’ the Wrongfully Convicted
Originally posted on July 19, 2011:
North Carolina is among a growing number of states taking steps to prevent and address wrongful convictions and grant greater access to biological evidence.
Until recently, that was largely the purview of the privately funded Innocence Project, which has been involved in 154 DNA exonerations in the USA since 1989, according the group’s research director, Emily West.
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are considering legislation that would establish a right to post-conviction DNA testing.