Convicting Jian Ghomeshi will be hard — for good reason

By: Breese Davies Published on Tue Feb 02 2016 | © Toronto Star. Calls to make it 'easier' to secure convictions in cases of sexual assault are dangerously antithetical to basic tenets of our justice system With Jian Ghomeshi about to face a packed courtroom and a daily gauntlet of jostling reporters, the stage is set for a media spectacle. Columnists will take sides. Legal pundits will pontificate. Many will be caught up in [...]

2019-09-05T18:37:20+00:00February 9th, 2016|Canadian Law, Crime, Sexual Assault|Comments Off on Convicting Jian Ghomeshi will be hard — for good reason

The U.S. Is Quietly Exonerating 3 People a Week

By Samuel Lieberman,  Daily Intelligencer February 3, 2016 11:11 a.m. It's not just Making a Murderer's Steven Avery. A report released on Wednesday by a group called the National Registry of Exonerations revealed that 149 people — a record number — had convictions overturned in 2015, five of them from death row. That's three a week, and the average stay in prison had been 14 years. This makes 1,733 innocent people, and counting, freed in [...]

2019-09-05T19:04:42+00:00February 9th, 2016|Innocent, Jail, Wrongful Conviction|Comments Off on The U.S. Is Quietly Exonerating 3 People a Week