Posts tagged "Martin Preib"

Northwestern University's 'Innocence Project' railroads an innocent man

At least that’s the conclusion that can be reached after Cook County Presiding Criminal Court Judge Paul Biebel, at the request of State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, ordered Alstory Simon released from prison. It’s a complicated story, but what’s clear is that a huge miscarriage of justice was committed by the Northwestern University’s Innocence Project, journalism... Read more »

Another 'wrongful conviction' case implodes

There have been more than a dozen cases here of someone being convicted and but then a key witnesses against the defendant recanted. What’s going on? Here’s a case study that demonstrates that it might not be as simple as all that. Were the witnesses intimidated and threatened by gang lords to recant their testimony?... Read more »

Did Northwestern University's Innocence Project railroad an innocent man?

Freeing people who have been wrongfully convicted is a great public service, but what happens when a guilty man is set free and an innocent man, in his place, is sentenced to 37 years in prison for the double homicide. Such might be the case ┬áin the exoneration of Anthony Porter and the wrongful conviction... Read more »
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It's time for an independent, federal prosecutor to investigate the Anthony Porter case

Martin Preib makes a good argument for why an local investigation will fall short in the increasingly questionable and seemingly politicized decision to free Anthony Porter in the murder case that spurred the “wrongfully convicted” media mania.

Was the 'wrongfully convicted' Anthony Porter rightfully convicted in the first place?

You might remember Anthony Porter, supposedly one of the innocents who had been wrongfully convicted of murder, but then released because he was supposedly framed by the corrupt criminal justice system. Well, it’s high time for another look at the Porter case because the evidence, shows to my way of thinking, that they got the... Read more »
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