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Wrongly convicted man wins settlement 26 years later

Wrongly convicted man wins settlement 26 years later | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
After more than 26 years of fighting, Randy Steidl is ready to put the past behind him.The Contact Patrick Yeagle at pyeagle@illinoistimes.com. ,News
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A Century-Old Landmark of the Everglades Confronts the Possible End of the Road

A Century-Old Landmark of the Everglades Confronts the Possible End of the Road | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A developer wants to get rid of the street going to a century-old trading post turned museum, but who controls the road is in dispute.
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Florida Supreme Court overturns death sentence in 1985 Hernando murder

Florida Supreme Court overturns death sentence in 1985 Hernando murder | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The same samples of bodily fluids that helped put Paul Hildwin on death row for a 1985 murder in Hernando County persuaded the Florida Supreme Court to overturn his conviction and death sentence on Thursday.
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Court [said IQ of 71 alone does not mean "not mentally retarded"] on the Death Penalty in a FL Ruling

Court [said IQ of 71 alone does not mean "not mentally retarded"] on the Death Penalty in a FL Ruling | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court said the state was being too rigid when it said anyone with an I.Q. of 71 or over is not eligible to be spared the death penalty on account of intellectual disabilities.
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After living in her car, student finds a home and hope

After living in her car, student finds a home and hope | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
TAMPAOn a cold night four months ago, La'Quita Carter took a pillow from the trunk of her car, climbed into the back seat and wrapped herself in an old blanket.
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Innocence Blog: Two Ohio Men Declared Innocent of 1988 Murder

Innocence Blog: Two Ohio Men Declared Innocent of 1988 Murder | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
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Man walks free after 1979 murder case dismissed

Man walks free after 1979 murder case dismissed | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A man serving life in prison for a 1979 murder was set free Monday after Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro acknowledged “intentional prosecutorial misconduct” in his case and false testimony from a New Orleans police detective who helped...
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Ozols Law Firm's curator insight, May 16, 5:30 PM

So important to have a good criminal defense lawyer.

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Oklahoma stops execution after botching drug delivery; inmate dies

Oklahoma stops execution after botching drug delivery; inmate dies | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
An Oklahoma inmate died Tuesday evening of an apparent heart attack after authorities botched the delivery of drugs and stopped his execution.
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Bro ward police decide to actually help the homeless, instead of throwing them in jail. How novel an idea.

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Study looks at kids who do time for offenses that aren’t crimes - The Washington Post

Study looks at kids who do time for offenses that aren’t crimes - The Washington Post | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Reforms have reduced the practice, but haven’t eliminated it.
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How to Cure a Heroin Overdose at Home - NBC News

How to Cure a Heroin Overdose at Home - NBC News | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The FDA has okayed a device for at-home use that offers a single dose injection of naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Here’...
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A Chilling, Terrifying Glimpse Inside The Mind Of A Woman Beater (VIDEO/IMAGES)

A Chilling, Terrifying Glimpse Inside The Mind Of A Woman Beater (VIDEO/IMAGES) | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
TRIGGER WARNING. THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS TEXT AND IMAGES THAT MAY BE HARMFUL TO SURVIVORS. A friend recently sent me a link to a TEDx video that features Leslie Morgan Steiner. Steiner is a Harvard graduate, former editor of Seventeen magazine, and a successful businesswoman. She is also a domestic violence survivor. The author of Crazy Love, Steiner busts…

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The French Ask, What Is ‘House-Made’?

The French Ask, What Is ‘House-Made’? | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A law intended to help restaurant diners know what was made in house is off to a rocky start.
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Official Innocence Project T-shirt

Official Innocence Project T-shirt | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Help free the innocent! Proceeds from the sale of this super soft 100% cotton tee will support the Innocent Project's work to exonerate innocent people using DNA and reform the criminal justice system to prevent wrongful convictions.
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DNA Analysis Exposes Flaws in an Inexact Forensic Science

DNA Analysis Exposes Flaws in an Inexact Forensic Science | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Instances of wrongful imprisonment have made clear that microscopic hair analysis, a staple of forensics for years, was not as flawless as people had been led to believe.
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Exoneree Martin Tankleff to receive law degree Sunday - Newsday

Exoneree Martin Tankleff to receive law degree Sunday - Newsday | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Martin Tankleff, who was released from prison in 2007 after serving 17 years on charges
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He said what? "'Crack hoes' Facebook post puts heat on Florida official"

He said what?  "'Crack hoes' Facebook post puts heat on Florida official" | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A top Florida prosecutor is under fire for controversial comments he made on Facebook about some of the people he works to put behind bars.
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Behind bars, a brutal and unexplained death - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com

Behind bars, a brutal and unexplained death - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Dade Correctional Institution officials and officers stand accused of covering up the suspicious death of a mentally ill inmate.
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John Lott’s shaky response to death penalty critics

John Lott’s shaky response to death penalty critics | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
DNA testing has shown us that the criminal justice system is flawed. But DNA testing isn't a catch-all remedy for those flaws.
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Hurricane Carter, Fearsome Boxer Wrongly Convicted of Murder, Dies at 76

Hurricane Carter, Fearsome Boxer Wrongly Convicted of Murder, Dies at 76 | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Mr. Carter, a ferocious, crowd-pleasing prizefighter, became an international cause célèbre after being convicted in New Jersey of murder and imprisoned for 19 years before the charges were dismissed.
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Ozols Law Firm's curator insight, April 26, 11:37 PM

Interesting article regarding Hurricane Carter.

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"Looking smart amid society's mixed signals." or, men telling women how to dress as professionals.

"Looking smart amid society's mixed signals." or, men telling women how to dress as professionals. | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Nothing gets me more annoyed than men telling women what to wear. I'm on the record saying that baseball's dress policy was too Our Lady of Perpetual Judgment for my taste.
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Maybe all women should wear cheap polyester pant suits with ties? Would that make men more comfortable?
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Marijuana sales mean new high for Garden City, Colorado: How windfall is revitalizing town of 300

Marijuana sales mean new high for Garden City, Colorado: How windfall is revitalizing town of 300 | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Garden City gets a third of its budget -- $250K -- from medicinal sales, much more expected as recreational sales flourish
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Topless Florida Woman Wrecks McDonalds, Pauses to Guzzle Ice Cream

Topless Florida Woman Wrecks McDonalds, Pauses to Guzzle Ice Cream | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A Florida woman wearing nothing but a thong rampaged through a St. Petersburg McDonald's Monday, banging her head on the counter and then attempting to take apart the kitchen with her bare hands. Eventually, she chilled out by eating soft-serve straight out of the machine.
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Note: did not occur in Tampa.

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Mississippi death row inmate Michelle Byrom to get new trial

Mississippi death row inmate Michelle Byrom to get new trial | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A new trial has been ordered for Mississippi death row inmate Michelle Byrom, according to a state Supreme Court opinion issued Monday.
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