My best friend was made to sign a false confession written by a District Attorney. By harassing the actual victim who was badly injured, life threatening injuries were sustained and he was put in a cell that should have lead to sepsis.
After incarceration without representation and no representation for show of cause. He was forced to sign a forced confession. He was never guilty and is now a felon and made to serve a sentence which only was a way for this municipality to get state funding when local law enforcement owns the jails. This is obscene injustice and should be prosecuted for the crime it is and remains until someone decides to put an end to this classist, capitalistic and brutal systems that exists within a county, within a state within the United States.
So much for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness when one may be incarcerated, convicted and possibly lose their life at the hands of corruption. To this day it is known and obvious to this state politicians and law enforcement of other counties, even the jailers within the county itself. And no one dare or cares to come forward to aid the innocent.
I am in fear of making known my personal self or the victim in this case. I would not even disclose the state without adequate defense as they are that powerful. The Innocence Project is committed to increasing transparency around police misconduct and to ensuring police accountability through Troy Davis was executed in , despite serious doubts about his guilt.
Pervis Payne, a Black man in Tennessee, faces the same fate this December. Are any of the exact details from the confession in error or contradicted? In , a female jogger was found brutally attacked and raped in Central Park. The crime caused an uproar in New York City and police were under pressure to find those responsible. Under intense police questioning, four of the boys admitted to roles in the crime and implicated others. But the youths also gave conflicting accounts of the crime and none of the DNA evidence matched any of them.
All of them later said they were coerced into giving false statements. All five youths were exonerated when a serial rapist confessed to the crime and his DNA tied him to the crime scene. First, most suspects who falsely confess—probably the great majority—are never convicted at all.
In a classic study , Steven Drizin and Richard Leo identified proven false confessions in the United States from through Only about a third were cases of exoneration after conviction.
In most, charges were dismissed before trial or never filed at all because of indisputable proof of innocence. Second, few convictions based on false confessions are cleared by exoneration. We see this in the cases: Exonerations of defendants who confessed are more likely to depend on the most unassailable evidence, DNA, to overcome the weight of a confession.
Forty-two percent of exonerated defendants who had confessed were cleared by DNA tests, compared to only 21 percent of exonerees who had not confessed.
In October , after a grueling four-day interrogation, year-old Juan Rivera falsely confessed to the rape-murder of an year-old girl in Lake County, Illinois. In fact, he confessed twice. Rivera was convicted of murder in , and again in after his first conviction was reversed for a host of legal errors.
In , DNA tests proved that a different man was the source of semen recovered from the body of the victim. Juan Rivera barely overcame his false confession even with conclusive DNA evidence of innocence. In many cases, innocent suspects who confess implicate others who are also innocent.
John Kogut, for example, not only falsely confessed to his own involvement in murder, he also said he did it with two friends Dennis Halsted and John Restivo, both of whom like Kogut spent 20 years in prison before they were exonerated in And some innocent suspects who confess blame others to deflect responsibility and reduce their punishment. He confessed, named his roommate Richard Danziger as the actual killer and agreed to plead guilty and testify against Danziger. Both were convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
Both were exonerated by DNA in The Registry includes exonerations with confessions by co-defendants who implicated the exonerees, 11 percent of all exonerations. The net result is that in 19 percent of all exonerations in the United States—and in 34 percent of homicide exonerations—the innocent defendant confessed or was implicated by a false confession of a co-defendant, or both.
All sorts of people falsely confess, but two groups are particularly vulnerable: young suspects and those with mental disabilities. Contact Email Us. Subscribe To Posts Atom. Comments Atom. Recent Comments. Labels 42 U.
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