Two Convicted Men Proven Innocent, But Only One Can Ever See Justice

Nathaniel E. Epps and Percell F. Warren loudly protested their innocence when they were convicted of raping and beating a woman in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1996. Two decades later, DNA testing has just proven conclusively that they could not have been the perpetrators, but the truth is confirmed too late for Warren who died of cancer in 2012 – while still incarcerated for crimes he did not commit.

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An Ongoing Injustice: The Scandalous Case of Sandeep “Sonny” Bharadia

If ever there was a textbook case to demonstrate the dazzling array of unacceptable problems with our criminal justice system, it is the case of Sandeep “Sonny” Bharadia. Eyewitness misidentification, law enforcement incompetence, perjured testimony and bad lawyering all played a part in sending this obviously innocent man to prison for life without the possibility of parole. And in spite of recent DNA evidence that would surely exonerate him, he has been denied a new trial on the basis of a loophole in Georgia state law.

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Another Convict Found Innocent … Decades Later

On Wednesday April 6 of this year, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring made the announcement that a man previously convicted of rape and murder was innocent. The man, Keith Harward, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Jesse Perron, and the rape of Perron’s wife.

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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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We Need More D.A.s Like This

Another win for the Conviction Review Unit in the Brooklyn D.A.’s office. Overzealous prosecutors who care more about defending the system than keeping innocent people out of prison should take careful note of this D.A.’s words, because the way that you preserve the integrity of the system is by convicting the actual perpetrator and exonerating the wrongfully convicted.

 

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