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Ryan Ferguson: "I need to build my life back"

Ryan Ferguson: "I need to build my life back" | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Mo. man freed from prison after nearly a decade says man who helped wrongly convict him was "used;" father praises "48 Hours" coverage
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Yet another example of prosecutorial misconduct. What happens to those prosecutors? How does the state of Missouri try to make right this awful injustice? And, lest we forget, would the same resources have come forward so readily to fight for Mr. Ferguson if his skin were a different color?

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Wells Fargo Typo Victim Dies in Court

Wells Fargo Typo Victim Dies in Court | Upsetment | Scoop.it
On the morning of Dec. 19, 2012, in a Torrance courtroom, Larry Delassus' heart stopped as he watched his attorney argue his negligence and discrimination case against banking behemoth Wells Fargo.
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The scariest part of this is that the judge was siding with Wells Fargo. If you know L.A. County Superior Court Judge Laura Ellison, you may want to ask her how that is consistent with any sense of justice. If she runs for office, you may want to remember this.

And if you bank with Wells Fargo, well watch your behind, but that's true of every bank.

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10 of the Worst Wrongful Imprisonment Cases

10 of the Worst Wrongful Imprisonment Cases | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Justice must be served. But it's not always served the right way, like when people go to prison for crimes that they never committed. Here are 10 stories about people who suffered the hard consequences of a broken justice system.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

It is not enough for the state to prove its case, it is our obligation as a society to provide the defense with all reasonable support, including and perhaps especially DNA testing. There is certainly no more heinous crime than the police and/or district attorney withholding or fabricating evidence. The recent 10 day jail sentence of Ken Anderson  in Texas is, IMHO, the tip of the iceberg.

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Obama Administration Throwing Medical Marijuana Patients Into Federal Prison at Unprecedented Rate

Obama Administration Throwing Medical Marijuana Patients Into Federal Prison at Unprecedented Rate | Upsetment | Scoop.it
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This is wrong, wrong, wrong. Why are we as a country still fighting this stupid war on drugs?

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