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November 29, 2021

Man Wrongly Accused of Rape of Lovely Bones Author Alice Sebold Has Conviction Overturned

https://www.vulture.com/2021/11/man-exonerated-in-alice-sebold-rape-case.html#comments

On Monday, November 22, four decades after The Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold accused a now 61-year-old Anthony Broadwater of rape, his conviction was rightfully overturned in court due to what the Associated Press reports as “serious flaws with the 1982 prosecution and concerns the wrong man had been sent to jail.” The author says she was raped during her freshman year at Syracuse University in a tunnel near campus. Months later, she spotted Anthony Broadwater, a Black man unrelated to the assault, and brought him to the police’s attention. On the witness stand in court, she wrongly identified him as her rapist, and Broadwater was sent to prison for 16 years. Sebold’s assault became the subject matter of her debut book, the 1999 memoir Lucky.


Most of the blame resides with the prosecutors and the police, but over the years shouldn't Sebold have wondered about whether the fact she couldn't pick the right person in a line up enter into her thinking? Especially as it became more obvious how much hair analysis was junk science. I do think I understand what the police did. They leveraged bad "evidence". The hair analysis would pick practically any black person as being consistent, and Sebold was reassured in her testimony by being told about this "ironclad" evidence.

It looks like any black guy would do to clear this case.
November 14, 2021

Adam Abdul-Jabbar's 180 day sentence (which might be served at home)

for basically attempted murder is mind blowing in the extreme. Have I missed something?

https://thehill.com/changing-america/enrichment/arts-culture/581262-kareem-abdul-jabbars-son-sentenced-in-stabbing

Raymond Windsor, who was 60 years old at the time of the attack on June 9, 2020, suffered injuries to his head, back, neck and side, and prosecutors said the incident left Windsor with a fractured skull, according to NBC News. Prosecutors also allege that Windsor nearly died from blood loss after collapsing outside of a hospital.

Windsor reportedly confronted Adam Abdul-Jabbar for neglecting to take in trash cans for his elderly roommate, according to The Associated Press.

Twenty-nine-year-old Abdul-Jabbar, who was charged in 2020, faced nine years in prison. But he reportedly accepted a plea agreement from Orange County Superior Court Judge Derek Johnson. Abdul-Jabbar previously pleaded guilty to three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and a count of carrying a dirk or dagger.

November 3, 2021

Henry Ruggs was doing 127 mph when he rear ended the other car in a 45 mph zone

https://www.8newsnow.com/i-team/i-team-police-believe-henry-ruggs-iii-was-driving-156-mph-before-crash-that-killed-woman-dog/


This is such depraved indifference that the upper end of the sentence - 20 years seems like where the sentence should be. In fact his best excuse is being so drunk that his judgement was totally impaired.



Ruggs was in court Wednesday morning facing charges connected to Tuesday morning’s fatal crash. In court, prosecutors said his blood-alcohol level was 0.161 — two times the legal limit.

According to Metro police, a preliminary investigation shows Ruggs’ car rear-ended the Toyota, causing it to erupt in flames and kill the woman inside. Ruggs remained on the scene and showed signs of impairment, police said.

Both cars traveled more than 500 feet after impact, police said.

Police said they also impounded a black iPhone and a gun, which were found in the passenger-side floorboard of Ruggs’ car.

Police said Ruggs’ was traveling at 156 mph right before the crash. His car impacted Tintor’s vehicle at 127 mph, investigators wrote in court documents.

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