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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:55 PM

Thousands share photo of ex-inmate with #VOTED sticker

Source: Associated Press


Updated 1:17 pm CST, Thursday, November 8, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) A photo of a smiling former death row inmate with a #VOTED sticker on his forehead has captured the social media spotlight.

Anthony Hinton spent 28 years on Alabama's death row before his release in 2015. The group that helped free him, Equal Justice Initiative, tweeted the picture with a message saying Hinton was "stripped of all his rights" for years on death row, but finally exercised his right to vote Tuesday.

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The Equal Justice Initiative said Hinton was first in line at his polling place, arriving before the doors opened Tuesday. He wore the sticker on his forehead so no one would miss it.

Hinton was released after new ballistics tests contradicted the only evidence against him.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Thousands-share-photo-of-ex-inmate-with-VOTED-13371988.php





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Reply Thousands share photo of ex-inmate with #VOTED sticker (Original post)
Judi Lynn Nov 8 OP
iluvtennis Nov 9 #1
TheOther95Percent Nov 9 #2
WhiteTara Nov 9 #4
TheOther95Percent Nov 9 #6
ProfessorGAC Nov 9 #7
SunSeeker Nov 9 #3
watoos Nov 9 #5
GulfCoast66 Nov 9 #9
elmac Nov 9 #8

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:06 AM

1. Nice. After you've paid your debt to society, you should be able to vote.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:33 AM

2. He Paid on a Debt He Didn't Owe

He was convicted on manufactured evidence.

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Response to TheOther95Percent (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:14 AM

4. What happened to him was horrible. And you know why

Racism. Blame on the black guy.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 09:23 AM

6. Yes. Old school, blatant racism.

Just like the kind that convicted Curtis Flowers in MS.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 09:45 AM

7. Literally The Only Explanation

The evidence that contradicted any case against him was a ballistic test. It's not like they didn't have accurate ballistics testing 28 years ago.

Not DNA testing. Not UHR scanning microscopy. Ballistics testing.

Meaning they could have done the testing and known he was not the perpetrator. Or they did, and hid the information so they could rack up conviction #'s.

The only explanation that's reasonable is they picked on him because he was black.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 01:39 AM

3. Wow. 28 years for a crime he didn't commit.

May the years he has left as a free man be filled with happiness...and voting!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 09:22 AM

5. What more debate is needed?

This is why we need to abolish the death penalty.

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Response to watoos (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 08:01 PM

9. Good god do I agree

When traveling abroad I am more embarrassed by the death penalty than I am trump.

It is so 3rd world.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:36 PM

8. hmmm

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