Coerced Confessions and the War of the Ideologies

The rivalry between the United States and China is not just a competition for economic or military supremacy, much more importantly it is a battle over ideas. The most significant of these ideas involves the question of how society ought to be fundamentally structured and to what extent the state can constrict a citizen’s liberty. It is a contest between two diametrically opposed ways of living.

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The Problem of False and Coerced Confessions: Why Many “Open and Shut” Cases Ain’t Necessarily So

As incredible as it sounds, studies of wrongful convictions reveal that in more than 25% of the cases a false confession or other self-incriminating statement was used as evidence by the prosecution. Why would an innocent person ever confess to a heinous crime that they did not commit?  – Part 2 of a series on The Common Causes of Wrongful Convictions.

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The Case of Carl Chatman: Another Wrongful Conviction, Another Miscarriage of Justice

In 2002, Carl Chatman was falsely accused and wrongly convicted of rape. Finally exonerated after 11 years in prison, he has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago, the Chicago police department, and others involved in this travesty of justice.

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