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17 YEARS AFTER BEING CONVICTED OF A GRISLY MURDER IN VEGAS, KIRSTIN LOBATO SEES HER CHARGES DISMISSED

https://theintercept.com/2017/12/29/las-vegas-murder-kirstin-lobato-wrongful-conviction/ ON DECEMBER 29, more than a decade after she was first sent to prison in Nevada for a murder she did not commit, Kirstin Blaise Lobato saw the charges against her dismissed. “It is the end to her nearly 17-year nightmare,” said Vanessa Potkin, director of post-conviction litigation for the Innocence Project, which took on Lobato’s case. “It’s over.” Lobato …

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Petition Signatures For Brendan Dassey Juvenile Interrogation Protection Law Are On The Rise

A petition launched by Brendan Dassey’s mother, Barbara Tydych, has been given a boost by the recent news of her son’s conviction being overturned. Barbara’s Change.org petition asking the state of Wisconsin to pass legislation designed to protect juveniles during interrogations, is now trending and the signatures are on the rise. In her petition, titled: “Please Pass Juvenile Interrogation Protection …

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Brendan Dassey, Chris Tapp, and the Agentic State

By Jim Lovering In 1961, a Yale scientist carried out an experiment that quickly achieved notoriety verging on infamy. No one suffered direct harm, but test subjects learned something about themselves they might not have wanted to know. To perform the experiment, Stanley Milgram recruited dozens of volunteers, ordinary people from all walks of life. He told them they were …

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Illinois Senator Calls For More Teens To Have A Lawyer During Police Interrogations

An Illinois lawmaker want teenagers accused of murder to have a lawyer present when questioned by law enforcement. State Sen. Patricia Van Pelt, D-Chicago, discusses her bill at a press conference. On the right is Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-Chicago. Credit Sarah Mueller WUIS The popular Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer” has turned the public’s attention to issues like false confessions …

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New Petition Asks McLean County State’s Attorney Jason Chambers To Allow DNA Testing In The Jamie Snow Case

Injustice Anywhere, an organization working to correct wrongful convictions, has launched a petition asking McLean County State’s Attorney Jason Chambers to allow DNA testing in the Jamie Snow case. Jamie Snow was wrongfully convicted in 2000, of a 1991 “cold case” murder and armed robbery of a gas station attendant in Bloomington, Illinois. Snow is an innocent man who remains in prison while …

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