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Wed Nov 25, 2015, 09:53 AM

Missouri supreme court rules to dismiss death row inmate's murder convictions

Source: The Guardian

Missouri supreme court rules to dismiss death row inmate's murder convictions
Reggie Clemons will be removed from death row, as judges ruled evidence was suppressed in 1991 case though state must now decide whether to retry him

This has made my day.

(Didn't see when I searched for article on DU, but if duplicate please delete - I'm off to work).

Happy TG everyone!

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/25/missouri-death-row-reggie-clemons-convictions-dismissed



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Reply Missouri supreme court rules to dismiss death row inmate's murder convictions (Original post)
PumpkinAle Nov 2015 OP
Kelvin Mace Nov 2015 #1
joshdawg Nov 2015 #2
Chakab Nov 2015 #3
Iggo Nov 2015 #5
Uben Nov 2015 #4

Response to PumpkinAle (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 10:15 AM

1. But it was a near thing

 

the decision was 4-3. Despite all the overwhelming evidence of criminal misconduct by police and prosecution, three judges wanted the man dead.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 10:21 AM

2. Those three must be republicans.

just sayin'

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 10:23 AM

3. ...or former prosecutors.

 

A lot of prosecutors believe fervently in finality of the process irrespective of political affiliation.

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Response to Chakab (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 11:01 AM

5. ...and without respect to guilt or innocence, as well.

It's fucking amazing.

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Response to PumpkinAle (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 10:49 AM

4. If the prosecutors suppresssed evidence.....

...have they been charged with obstruction? This shit has got to stop, and it will not until people are held accountable. If prosecutors are willing to let a man go to prison just so they can win a case, then they are guilty of obstruction, and should go to prison themselves!

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