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What does he get in compensation ...NOT A FUCKING THING.
Probably millions tbh.
Honestly?? When this happens in Canada the payout is often based on years of your life lost. This guy would literally be a millionaire
Maybe about tree fiddy
That will be book and story deals though.
I would get a bunch of weed and smoke myself into FORGETTING that stuff
The real challenge is this poor motherfuckers adjustment to the real world after years of being institutionalized
Just a reminder why the death penalty is shit. If it was my state he'd've been on death row, and might've got the needle before exoneration
Usually the state will give some money, but it depends from state to state how much.
Waiting for the incel squad to wail about jailing the false accuser *waits forever and dies*
Looks like a victim of a crooked cop. Look up Louis Scarcella.
Yeah but you live in a first world country.
I thought this was in the U.S, or are you making a cheeky statement right now?
To be fair, that's how the super capitalist US works, his compensation will be in the form of talk show appearances and newspaper articles
In New York, the state compensates the wrongfully convicted. Here are a few examples of other people and what they got:
It wouldn't be an uncommon payout from the state of New York.
That's how it works in New York, too. This person doesn't know what he/she is talking about.
Gamestop would give you $3
They're making a cheeky statement based on ignorance. New York State does pay compensation for wrongful convictions.
Someones getting sued!!!
Looked up the story - for those interested he was paroled after 17 years in 2009 and has continued to fight to prove himself innocent since
That’s how it should be when the state makes such an egregious error.
True - but nowhere near the amount it's worth.
What's it worth? Above, I found several instances of the state paying out millions of dollars to the wrongfully convicted.
It's not that they don't pay out I guess - but a lot of the time they'll have to lawyer up to get it. (This is a generalization)
There need to be serious penalties for railroading innocent people into jail. Crooked cops and prosecutors are rarely punished
He should have a decent amount of money from that states fuck up every day he was incarcerated he gets paid for
I partially agree with that. However, when it's really obvious, like dahlmer or something, capital punishment has merit.
He only served 17. He got out on parole and has been fighting to prove his innocence ever since. He finally won!
Well our administration is following the US’s, so wherever they go, we’ll probably be going too.
Pretty sure they typically don't execute on a maybe. Outside of pure speculation, how do you assume he would be on death row?
Agreed. A lot has changed in 27 years.
Even his cognitive development happened within the confines of prison, so his view would be extremely distorted
I think several million dollars in compensatory damages should help.
California too, I believe.
He'll get millions. But you know what he won't get? 27 years of his life back. We need to fix this country. "Land of the free" is a lie.
They shouldn't be putting people in prison on speculation, it's the presumtion of innocence, which states obidient to human rights have.
Dude must be pumped to get his $75 check.
You remember the name of the town...
White people have no idea just how badly blacks get screwed in our system.
Any system that allows capital punishment will invariably kill an innocent person.
Uhhhh, nope. "Capitalism is evil" is cute and all, but SUPER ignorant.
He has been out since 2009 - just got the case handled now.
This kind of thing is why I'm against death penalty It could happen to anyone.
Aren't reparations usually won in separate cases after innocence is proven? (could defo be wrong im no lawyer)
Ah, that makes it a lot better
Maybe he shouldn't have been black. What was he thinking?
INTERNET FIGH.... oh wait... Damn polite canadians
Still a long fuckin time
as he should be. It's hard to put a price on 27 years of life, but it should probably be in the millions.
Got some sauce for such a bold claim?
True but in some cases it is very much deserved
I know it's weird because we're due North of Canada but technically Detroit is still part of the US. :)
This poor man paid a debt to society that he didn't owe.
They owe him so much....... money.
We like to pretend that money would help but lets be honest no amount of money can give him back what was denied.
I kinda get what you mean, as in they have to basically FORCE the court to give them the money when in reality you shouldn't even need 1/2
Do we have the same heart for people released after decades but were in fact guilty?
About a third
A lawyer to get paid for something like that. Ideal reality I suppose
Oh, I mean the point was fair. Not the policy.
Isn't that too easy though, just committing horrible crimes and you get to die? I want these fuckers to suffer a looong, tiresome life
Here in Wyoming, the legislature keeps voting compensation down. They act as if the person deserved to be incarcerated, we are backwards.
My thoughts are, they have served their sentence; re-entry programs should be improved because they deserve assistance too
Federal law caps it at $50k/year. Since he served 18 years, that’s only $900k.
Means that at the very least he can readjust by working part time only. This gives him more weekly time to do other things, but still work.
Depends on the state and how much of an asswipe the State Attorney General is. In Wyoming you get nothing & they don’t care.
Should start a go fund me
Expires in 6 months, caps at $10 maximum accumulation.
Do they tax you on that?
His entire cognitive and emotional development got fucked up. I doubt he'll ever be remotely normal.
While that may be nice, it does put a strain on tax payers and resources to keep them around for a long time.
What's "really obvious"? If someone is convicted at all, it's supposed to be because there's evidence that suggests beyond a reasonable 
They really should be throwing in benefits on top of that. Health, dental, and some form of IRA.
Millions, but not enough for what he had to deal with, an being in since he was 14, he likely has no marketable skills.
I'm Canadian, but based on US tax laws I would assume so.
doubt that the person is guilty. But we've still executed innocent people and will still continue to do so as long as capital 
Oh. Boo. Thanks Jim Carey
So he was only jailed with 14 until 32 for 18 years. lucky! /s
I hope reparations are paid for his parole time too then. Between his legal expenses fighting that charge, and the fact that nobody wants to
But prisons focus on rehabilitation. So it should be easy enough with... oh wait, US...
hire a "murderer," Even those 11 years wouldn't have been easy.
punishment is a thing. To what end? Most criminologists believe the death penalty isn't a deterrent so what do we gain by risking 
John Bunn was wrongfully convicted of murder, not rape. This is an inappropriate hill you've chosen to die on.
the loss of innocent life by enforcing it? Satisfaction that the bad guy got his? 
They don't. In fact there's an additional trial with a much higher burden of proof to determine if the death penalty is justified.
And this is why 1/100 Americans are in prisons and prison makes you more likely to be a criminal again. Prisoners are human
Allllll righty then.
A murderer not getting what they deserve is better than the wrongfully convicted getting what they don't deserve.
Likely millions, but not enough.
There’s not enough weed
"Only" might be the wrong word to use here.
He also won't recover all damage to his reputation, and he likely has very few marketable skills. Poor guy.
Exactly. He completely missed growing up with friends and family. This is just horrible to even imagine. I feel terrible just reading this.
Slavery is still legal for prisons, and used. Solitary confinement (which is torture) is often used, up to 100% of the time. So no.
We're still fairly free. Maybe not the freest, but pretty good.
Besides monetary compensation he should also be granted access to the best mental healthcare available to help him adjust.
My state use to allow the death penalty for single murder. In fact there has been a thing recently about a dude who is about to be put 1/2
to death that if convicted today would not be given death. 2/2
He never even got to leaarn to live in the real world
You're a fucking retard.
Using life in prison as an excuse to convict on shoddy evidence isn't great either.
Yeah, even if you're a convicted terrorist responsible for killing soldiers, Canada will still give you millions.
He even missed out arguably the best years of his life... I'm feeling really sad for the poor guy.
Thats the problem with crooked prosecutors. Theyre the ones holding the proverbial gun.
Death penalty cost more then life currently.
You're a moron. There's a bigger sentencing difference between sexes than colors.
There's an ignore function now? I'M SO HAPPY I COULD LET THAT HOOKER LOCKED IN THE BASEMENT LIVE!
Who the fuck do you see representing him on his left and right
27 years is like half of your adult life. i wouldn't trade it for millions of dollars
I'm not necessarily advocating it, the whole prison system needs an overhaul haha
I discovered in maybe two days ago. I was fucking thrilled.
Depends on state. If New York it will be multi millions in settlement.
We get just as much of a show of justice out of that as we get actual security from the added TSA regulations and air marshals.
Yep. But that would get in the way of profit.
Real world is the biggest institution
Tbh tho life in prison I feel is a harsher punishment than the death penalty
but will have to be registered as an ex convict for the rest of his life
Even if he only got 2 mil that would be enough to live the rest of your life on without having to work. Plenty of time to learn a skill.
I know, I was just throwing my 2 cents in. This is the most civil discussion I've seen in a while lol
I'm inclined to agree but at least one can be let out of prison when exculpatory evidence is discovered. Can't bring 'em back to life.
I know, $1 million is a $50k lifestyle for 20 years, and I'm hoping his prison experience was as good as possible, but I'm not counting onit
At a minimum, cases proven to be invalid should be be an average state salary on a per hour basis or an average of the incarcerated 1/2
No, but it would help since he'll have a very hard time filling in the missing education and experience; not to mention the counseling bills
Don't get me wrong, what happened to him was awful, even if his prison experience was as good as could be. I'm just saying that /1
There are some knowingly evil prosecutors. There are some who are unknowingly helping evil. They rely, heavily, on police reports.
He gets a fair restitution he will be fine from here on even if he doesn't have a trade/skill to work with.
2/2 inmates wage with career trajectory. Whichever being higher. I restate minimum as you can’t really value your life in $.
Believe in California it's $100/day for wrongful incarceration. Most states compensate.
Hardly. Just because other systems have been historically bad doesn't make Capitalism not shit.
27 years. Still fucked up.
Unlikely. I've been in the joint. Lots of computers, lots of tv and lots of highly illegal cellphones.
And probably a lot of witness accounts, which often aren't reliable but matter a lot anyways.
It's spelled foul you biggoted turdface.
26 years. Still fucked up.
Although you don't have to go to prison for that to happen.
well it does concerning his psychological adjustment. It means he's doing relatively well.
His life is practically over already. That is terrible.
Jesus.. am I really 27 already.
Don't worry, he's black - They'll find some excuse to lock him up again.
Hey leave the IRA out of it they’re dangerous
Does the justice system get paid more the faster they prosecute someone? Or is it like a regular work day where they go home sooner?
is this the guy dave chapelle was talking about in of his skits including elizabeth smarts and the other little girl ?
But, he saw it on tv!
well you are living in wyoming.
Not really. Still racist as hell, still shitting on people. Can look at boobs instantly on tiny screens tho now
I guess they could start committing their fair share of the crime and they would start seeing it.
Hmm ,that's a tough question.
Don't complain to Jesus. He's 2018 years old
I still think I'm 27
Racist, not bigoted. Learn definitions.
Brooks was here
At least they caught him before you had a chance to join a gang and actually commit crimes. Real life Minority Report in action
When did I say it was evil? Just another way of achieving a goal...
... He was pointing out the fact that he has been out of prison for 9 years. That means he would have hopefully adjusted to life outside.
Thanks for the links
Sadly he probably won't be able to. He should at least be compensated very well so he doesn't have to work unless he wants to.
Oh yea. Eyewitness testimony is super persuasive to a jury but is actually notoriously unreliable.
you don't have to go to prison for your cognitive development to happen within the confines of prison? interesting
Not if the conviction is vacated, which is quite likely.
Social Proof is often corrupt.
Anyone here want to spend time in jail for $100 a day? I do not. It should be $1000 a day, paid by those responsible for the situation.
I feel like now would be the perfect time for him to murder someone.
Prosecutors often are part of the culture of "winning". If they win, they are right. It is truth to them.
Depends on the state.
I don't think money awarded in court cases is taxed, I could definitely be wrong though ;)
+/- an unknown amount
Was he on death row or just life?
Better than Socialism, by a large margin!
No system is perfect, we never claimed ours was. But I know of no other justice system I'd want to be in if accused of something.
Poor guy. "Institutionalized. They put you away for life. And thats exactly what they take"
Does that count lost wages, emotional damages, legal fees, punitive damages vs responsible parties, etc. ?
No. There are no "commissions" in any US justice system. And believe you me nobody at any courthouse in this country "goes home early"
still try tho
By implying that capitalism would incarcerate innocent people and not compensate them when they are proven to be wrongfully accused.
Nor would I, but now that it has been lost, it has to be compensated somehow, and unfortunately the government can't give him time back.
That would be evil, if you ask me. But you were also super wrong. And I'm not sure why the economic beliefs would effect this...
Dude everything is different. The internet alone has gone from being the stuff of hobbyists with too much money, to becoming big business.
The lesser of two evils. My point exactly.
And crooked cops are holding the literal gun!
Look up any Chicago cop.
"The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry. And I've decided...not to stay."
Even worse are the innocence deniers. Don't look that up unless you want to be angry for 48 straight
For anyone confused by this comment chain, the law states FOR compensation, not against.
Sweet profile bro, you seem to be a smart, likeable, decent person.
He's gonna get out and know not a single fucking soul. Terrible. Money cant replace that by any means.
and yet innocent people have still been put on death row
Helps. Definitely doesn't FIX.
No shit, that’s what i said......
i think that depends on the person, id 1000% prefer life in prison. But i'm also against the death penalty.
As an archeologist who studies and examines the lives of people 2300 years in the past. Very little except technology has changed.
This guy deserves enough money that neither he nor any of his family will have to work for the rest of their lives.
well there was that scandal about the judge getting kick backs from sending mass amounts of minorities to their prison
...and white people helped exonerate him...not in CNN's America! Must just want to enslave him and call the cops on him for sleeping...
All these salty white people downvoting you for sayin people are still racist. That’s some shit right there.
They should rely on evidence, not police reports.
Police reports are evidence. Police testimony is evidence.
There’s a podcast called In The Dark that’s investigating a similar case. A man in MS tried and convicted SIX times on pathetic evidence.
Are you saying he’s guilty?
Innocence or guilt and justice do not matter. Maintaining a winning record does. Saw it happen so many times. That's our system. Sad.
Guess they need to punish all 12 jurors also for finding him guilty.
I saw an automobile once when I was a kid, now they're everywhere. The world has gone and got itself in a hurry. - Brooks was here
I read the whole thing. Pretty fucked up. I wonder why they did that to him
Sinn fein perhaps
Problem with comp is it incentivizes the govt to keep them in prison rather than pay out potential millions.
Ppl wrongfully imprisoned deserve compensation, but the system is against them in every way.
judges are part of the problem too. especially elected ones who want to appear tough on crime.
The dead correction officer should have to serve the same sentence.
That's good, at least. All the money in the world can't buy back lost decades of your life, though.
I've got a good idea how some say they were persecuted but facts proved otherwise however.
No. I’m saying the justice system will fuck it’s own as well as citizens to make itself look good
90% are like the rest of us, they only want to know what lets them function as a successful person
To make itself seem good? Maybe to hide it’s faults? It’s not fair at all. Thanks for reading it. Share it if you can.
Yea. I'll tell you about my short experience as a prosecutor. In law school I interned in a major metro DA's office. I noticed, when
They oughta give him about 30 years of backpay for a career he could’ve had. Set him up for a long time.
27 years of a life gone. 27. I'm 27, all the life I have lived, this man was jailed. That's ridiculous.
reviewing PC statements of traffic incidents, that quite often, young/middle-aged black males were getting pulled over for having an
"obstruction" in their windshield and nothing else. It was usually an air freshener. I started to suspect that this was essentially a hook
What if the person could decide between life in prison or the death penalty personally I would rather be executed than live inprisontillidie
to pull over young black men in shitty cars. Nothing I could do about it, though. Technically illegal to have an air freshener hanging from
your rear-view in my state. But it made me feel sick and that, in connection with a few other negative experiences, convinced me to leave
that profession behind. So, you either ignore the evidence of bias and bullshit because if you don't you can't live with yourself, or you
That's insane still. 17 years in prison. You got a whole kid there becoming an adult behind bars.
straight up defer to the cops on everything. So you lie to yourself or you just join in.
Oh you mean just the technology that permeates nearly every moment of our life?
I think they might have been talking about having a distorted view.
I've been to jail. For $100/day, it's def better than some jobs. Just sayin'.
There’s no punishment great enough for stealing a mans life. However, the reward for getting it back should be in the same ballpark.
If he got incarcerated in 1991 he has been in jail as long as I've been alive and for it to be wrong i cant imagine how hard that was.
The government stole this mans life from him, absolutely reprehensible
Worked at a halfway house as a transition from being institutionalized - crazy how bad some came out of prison like.
22% of the world prison pop and only 4% of the world's pop, categorically we are the land of the unfree
No, he's saying that even a seemingly good cop can be a victim of a crooked cop/system.
I love in N. Texas and I have never even heard of this, it's really infuriating.
With that face he must be hasty to spend his free meal coupon at mcdonald as a compensation
Imagine walking out into this madness. How much has he heard? What is he expecting O_o
Oh fuck off. I'm white, disabled, no record, and a chick... I've gotten held at gunpoint twice and kicked in the gut.
i'm pretty optimistic and try to make the best out of everything. Not that prison overall would be fun, but i feel like i could fine fun
moments, live for those, and still have my ability to think/daydream vs the unknown of afterlife/ceasing to exist. Also, if i get that
depressed i could always try to break out like in the movies.
Also, fucking look up the drunk guy who got shot in the hotel. Look up the kid who was tasered to death. Look up the teen who was shot >
by his truck. Just look shit up. They treat everyone like shit but it only makes the news when they're black. Privileged asshole.
Truth above all is what I pray for.
Getting tired of seeing this shit and nobody being penalized for it. 1 million per year he wrongly served should be awarded to him.
Back to your Q: If you choose life, then i'll say sure, for i am kind like xerxes. if they say death, then i'll make you live b/c fuck you.
This is the kind of shit that makes it difficult to fully embrace the death penalty. Human error, racism, and shoddy police work.
Sadly this is the norm these days. West Memphis 3 is another good example of bad cops pinning crimes on innocent people.
Not really. See war still exists. Isis and the Spanish Inquisition have more in common than you’d think. Same as it ever was. Wealth is
Still controlled by the top 1% world wide. Surgery was invented 6000 years ago. The astronomical calculator more than 2500 years ago. Just
Because you have limited scope on history doesn’t mean things have changed. People are the same. We are not different.
What a goddamn injustice. Makes me sick
That's a 2 story house, new car every year, free food for life and pay no taxes...ever.
That's a slippery slope to saying that people shouldn't get public defense if they're "clearly" in the wrong. You need a lawyer to argue
both sides to the best of their ability. The fault lies with a judge/jury that could not discern the truth.
Which, appropriately enough, might be imaginary numbers.
You probably only think of technology in the modern context. But it’s much older than that Oldowan hand tools date back millions of years
I’m almost crying too ????
Technology goes far beyond silicon. Here on. Is site they regularly repost a 300 year old forge still being used. The Greeks made
Asking the uncomfortably real questions.
Except in the scope of a human life(I.E. this),comparing the changes in a lifetime to those of millenia is pointless bordering on contrarian
Astronomical calculators 2300 yrs ago. We have had farming for 6000+ yrs. you may not know it but all of that is constantly in peoples lives
Since almost civilization dawned. How did we build houses and mega structures if we didn’t have technology? Just because you lack education
Nd have no idea what the term technology is or how long it’s affected the lives of everyone. Doesn’t mean you have a correct opinion.
This is a link on an article that you won’t read cause I think you’re not smart enough to understand it. Because I think you’re dumb.
But don’t let me not offer sauce. You ignorant fuck stick.
I think tried to say that he said "only" out loud when he read krapmyselfs comment.
No. Otherwise we wouldn’t study the past at all over the last hundred years. I know you think you’re smart. But you’re not.
Except... they're not. It goes by class not race. Everything sucks for everyone. Don't sell drugs or hang with shitty people...
"I got a year for weed!" but they were being investigated for selling hard drugs and the weed is what stuck. Ask your one black friend.
Approximately two years 3-6 months iirc from the "current" main stream speculations. (unknown amount is still most accurate though)
Give him all the money. All of it
If anyone's trying to sound smart it's you.The events of 1000+ yrs prior has little impact on a person readjusting to society after 27 years
so bringing up how little society+tech has changed by comparing it to changes over millennia just comes off as a pointless 2/3
attempt at intellectual superiority via irrelevant facts and a contrarian attitude.
It's not demeaning, it's reality. Go ask them about their buddy who was imprisoned for weed and ask them if they were doing something else.
This is what you get with Common Law system TBH.
Just did. Imagine how commonplace this was/is. Chilling!
"suggest that this accumulation displays an accelerating rate of change continuous with that seen in later human history". Read your paper
All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi
But gotta love the out of the blue hostility and insults to my intelligence as you post a paper you likely read half of.
I just posted another one, dude in Philly exonerated today due to "egregious misconduct" by prosecutors. Quote from the prosecutor's office
i have family that had false rape charges and then after serving time the accuser said it never actually happened, and still for the 1/?
2/? for the rest of his life he had to register as a sex offender.
To me, "really obvious" is someone with people chopped up in his freezer and said person confessing to killing them.
At least it wasn't 28.
Hey dude, Donald Trump is the president, Bill Cosby is bad, every movie is about superheroes, and we have pills for boners. Good luck.
It doesn't help that the judges who are supposed to keep things fair are usually former prosecutors themselves
That's a slick suit
It's amazing how awful it is. There are such high recividism rates. most people arent terrible, they just make poor decisions
i wonder what his phone number is
The worst part is he cannot get all these years back :\
Oh wow this made me fear being a police officer.
Police lie all the fucking time. I wasted 2 years of my life because of a whole corrupt department. SO FUCK THE POLICE!!!
Why solve crimes when apparently literally any black male will do!?
Ok cool. I agree.
Huh, what are the odds it was a black man wrongfully imprisoned for over a decade. Couldn't see that coming...
What were you wearing? You were probably asking for it. /s
The entire system is rigged from top to bottom. It exists on the basis of corruption and theft.
Anybody paying taxes then.
Imagine being locked up at 14 and imprinting only off of everyone in the joint. Unreal. Bittersweet tale especially given how long it took.
Was his sentence vacated? Was he released after serving his sentence?
Decades of a living hell in prison, physical and mental abuse and I heard that one can't even sue the government for reparation. Justice...
You'd think that with all the racism around, there wouldn't need to make false claims. Maybe white folk are just to busy to be racist.
He wasn't exonerated. His conviction was overturned and a retrial was ordered. The State represented that it would not retry the case. 1/2
He may be innocent, and the excluded evidence appears to be tainted, but "exonerated" is a finding of innocence; that has not happened.
Just get to the point and start ranting about white genocide.
A South Pole shirt, sagging pants, and $500 shoes... but I'm totally not a drug dealer even tho I have no job /s
Nice attempt at deflection but I'm not buying bullshit today, thank you.
You get cheated on a whole bunch, don't ya?
That's a total yes. He hit you because you're a bitch.
If you need the last word that badly just say so.
It's not that I needed the last word, you should just know. Lose weight. Maybe he won't cheat and you'll get that ring you want so bad.
That's a yes.
Interesting I've never seen a white person wrongly convicted on here
Nah, this is just fun. It's amazing when people post K and talk about the last word. Just ignore me, go out and exercise.
The only solution is disguise yourself as a wealthy nobleman to trick their wife into poisoning their whole family...
I'm hoping to get a toaster for Christmas. The one I have, the slots are too thin. I can't toast bagels.
The first one means I don't have to care about the last two.
Factual statements are edgy?
Many Americans want to attribute others' wrongdoings entirely to intrisic characteristics. They genuinely think criminals are beyond help, &
it's tragic so much human potential is wasted by running people through the same god-awful system over and over.
But the West Memphis 3 were 3 white teenage boys who listened to metal and were therefore Satanists.
Often you cannot "go it alone" because some gangs view anyone as either "with us or against us," and will make your life hell without
someone to back you up.
Man, 9 years, probably another two years before he gets paid for this. How has this guy survived?
My sister works for a non-prof that specializes in that. Her clients served 40+ years at Angola. Talk about an adjustment.
Im up, Whad i miss?
Dude he was a brainwashed C H I L D
He could have sued for much more so it was in best interest to shell out that money
Dude you’re arguing just to argue. Your profession is irrelevant to this conversation.
Yup, corruption is a thing, but the system itself does not do these things.
You realize how unintelligent you’re coming off, right?
Here's $20 and a bus ticket.
Shake that tree
I wonder if he nailed the white woman to his right....
That is really valuable but sad perspective. Thank you for sharing it
This is why capital punishment shouldn't be reserved explicitly for especially awful crimes, but rather things that are 100% verifiable.
Im looking at this picture. Because it’s mirrored, he looks like he has downs.
Fuuuuck bruh i will!
I will gladly spend a year
Or no job
I hope you spread the link around and tell people. It’s an injustice to a good person and a good family
Like, who would seriously argue against hanging Bernie Madoff or Leland Yee? Neither of them killed anyone, but they're still amazingly bad.
In the backwOOds. Ba dum tsss
I want to hug him and show him all the free porn
Jesus. Technology alone...laptops and smartphones didn't really exist when he went in. Would he even had heard of VR?
I’d be down too if I was put in jail for over 200 years for crimes I didn’t commit....oh. Not like that. Gotcha.
I'd go with a toaster oven then, honestly. I got a new one last week and it's changed my life.
If there is no compensation it should leave them open to lawsuit for giving nothing in and of itself.
That is the thing to remember. No matter how much you think certain crimes deserve it, knowing the process can victimize the innocent should
be enough reason not to do it at all. Even one innocent lost thus is too much.
Next step sue the fuck out of them
Makes it difficult to embrace the hugely disproportionate sentences for other crimes, too. Ive seen people in the US get life for robery.
...what do you think evidence is?
Stop whining. You missed Miley Cyrus.
BROOKS WAS HERE
Or be enough to live on
Jesus this again ?
It is prairie here, every where I look, just a lot of wind and sage brush.
True, but you have to understand, Wyoming IS the “good ol boy” state, they ain’t gonna let that happen, they even own the judges.
Wyoming judge makes a bad decision against the state, they figure out a way to get rid of them real quick.
With no quid pro quo, they leave themselves open to a suit for compensation on wage lost at least. Not sure about US law but giving nothing
when you have incarcerated an innocent seems a huge injustice that would leave them open to some kind of suit. Maybe a federal action, too?
And the imgur echo box keeps ringin
1 free murder pass for him.
That is so tragic, to jail a 14 year old, an innocent 14 year old for so long. Poor guy.
Glad there looking into some old shit
it's so unfortunate that this happens to people. it's awful
considering that sometime between then and now, 2 months were added, youre probably off by about 50 years.
No, for your worldviews to get distorted.
Thanks. Anyone with at least half a brain figured as much. Sadly, most people on imgur are tards.
Funds earned this way aren’t taxed, so he would qualify for Obamacare.
You are correct!
In Michigan, it's $50,000 *per year* of involuntary incarceration based on wrongful conviction: law was passed last year.
no, sorry, was referring to his claim the guy got no compensation
He was only recently releases, I think. His restitution case needs to wind its way through the court system. Quickly, I hope :)
good weather condition for the devils lettuce.
Please google “Andrew Johnson” Cheyenne, Wyoming, there is an article in today’s paper about this very subject, I am embarrassed.
he was released, but i after 18 months, and on probation for life. the accuser came clean while he was on probation. 1/?
2/? still had to see a probation office once a month and stay register for the rest of his life.
I'm with ya dude. Crooked cops are scum. But, the state of the current system is that their testimony counts as evidence, just like yours.
Then he needs to go back to correct to get that corrected if the testimony was recanted.
that will be kind of hard now. he resides in a small wooden box on a night stand.
Unfortunately, their testimony holds way more weight than ours even with discrepancies on their end.That's why I'm an advocate of body cams.
It's true. People tend to believe them, to think they're more credible or virtuous than a civilian. Which is crazy to me.
Another thing people need to remember, when 1 person is wrongfully convicted, another is wrongfully walking free, and might just do it again
i don't think it's a 1 to 1 ratio though.
Actually it’s an insurance he’ll never do it again to anyone else yes. And that’s why it HAS to be WITHOUT any doubt before it’s used...