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 Posted: Mon Jun 24th, 2013 14:32
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In February, a Texas judge agreed with Michael Morton's legal team that there was probable cause to believe Ken Anderson violated the law, and Anderson is now the subject of a special criminal inquiry. That's extremely rare. Studies have shown prosecutors are hardly ever criminally charged or disciplined for serious error or misconduct. And one thing Ken Anderson doesn't have to worry about is being sued for damages by Michael Morton because the Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors have "absolute immunity" from civil lawsuits for their legal work.

Lara Logan: Doctors, lawyers, policemen, there are all kinds of people who do their job with limited immunity or no immunity. It just seems hard to understand why prosecutors have to have a different standard to everybody else.

Eric Nichols: Seeing that justice is done, in many instances, requires very difficult judgments. And to come back behind those prosecutors and second guess them, or sue them would throw a wrench into that system of prosecutors seeking justice.

Lara Logan: I have to say, there's a certain irony in hearing you say it's the job of a prosecutor to seek justice, right? Because in this particular case, that's exactly what Michael Morton did not get.


Michael Morton: I don't have a lotta things really driving me. But one of the things is, I don't want this to happen to anybody else. Revenge isn't the issue here. Revenge, I know, doesn't work. But accountability works. It's what balances out. It's the equilibrium. It's the social glue in a way. Because if you're not accountable, then you can do anything.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 24th, 2013 21:36
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prosecutors have way too much power to destroy lives.



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 Posted: Mon Jun 24th, 2013 22:10
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i hope the prosecutor is eaten by rabid wolverines at some point during its criminal inquiry

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 Posted: Mon Jun 24th, 2013 23:00
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may the fleas of 1,000 camels take up residence in his crotch n' armpits



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 Posted: Thu Jun 22nd, 2017 21:38
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From The Associated Press 22 June 2017:


A federal judge in Massachusetts has awarded more than $2 million to a man wrongly convicted by a former state drug lab chemist who pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and falsifying tests.

The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/2sYlWlx ) the judge has determined 53-year-old Leonardo Johnson is entitled to compensatory and punitive damages, saying Annie Dookhan gave "false testimony to convict an innocent man."

Dookhan had testified there was a presence of cocaine in the drug sample Johnson sold to an undercover officer.

Johnson tells the Globe, "ain't no way, no how a cashew can turn into crack."


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 Posted: Thu Jun 22nd, 2017 21:56
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That's a victory for We the People.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 13th, 2017 12:26
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Journalist Jennifer Peltz wrote for The Associated Press 12 July 2017:
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A man who spent 21 years behind bars for murder was set free Wednesday after prosecutors abandoned his conviction, saying their office improperly withheld information and allowed a mistaken impression that a wounded eyewitness implicated him.

...The case is the 23rd conviction that the Brooklyn district attorney's office has disavowed in the last 3½ years, as it revisits over 100 convictions in one of the most sweeping reviews of its kind nationwide. Washington's case is one of dozens involving a once prominent detective, now retired, whose tactics have come under scrutiny.

...the witness clarified to a prosecutor that she just recognized Washington as a neighbor, not as one of the robbers, the prosecutor's office said.

The grand jury prosecutor made a note of the eyewitness' explanation, and the identification wasn't repeated at the grand jury or trial. But prosecutors didn't tell Washington's then-lawyer that the eyewitness had backtracked, despite legal obligations to turn over exculpatory information...
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I'll bet the freed innocent man is black, framed by New York's KKK oinker force and racially bigoted white "just us" system.

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