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Lamar Johnson has been in prison since he was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1995. St Louis prosecutor Kim Gardner filed a motion to vacate his conviction in August, but a judge denied it, saying it was filed 24 years too late. #WrongfulConvictionDay…
There is overwhelming evidence of Mr. Johnson's innocence. The conviction was obtained because of “a staggering amount of misconduct on the part of homicide detectives and prosecutors.”…
Given the motion was filed by Kim Gardner, after an investigation by her conviction integrity unit and there is agreement on Mr. Johnson's innocence, this ruling is extraordinary.

The motion was also supported by 43 elected prosecutors across the US.…
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John Thompson. Spent 14 yrs on death row. Nearly killed. Exonerated. Started org to help exonerees. Won $14 million lawsuit. Going to donate to his org. New Orleans DA appealed. Supreme Court reversed award. He died 2 years ago. #WrongfulConvictionDay…
"John Thompson got to live 14 yrs as a free man-the same number he spent on Louisiana’s death row, condemned for a 1984 murder he didn’t commit.” Seven times Louisiana set a date for his execution. Despite prosecutor knowing *before his trial even began that he was innocent.
After release he focused on holding the prosecutors who tried for so long to kill him accountable, while helping other exonerees. Despite winning a $14 million suit-$1 million for each yr spent about to die-Clarence Thomas denied him a dime bc he found no "pattern of misconduct"
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Today is International #WrongfulConvictionDay.

Any wrongful conviction is a human tragedy. It means time spent in jail for something you did not do. It means a loss of reputation. It means a loss of connection to your web of human fellowship.
A wrongful conviction means the shrinking of your future. It means a diminishment of your time on this earth. When that wrongful conviction leads to a death sentence, the consequences are even more dire.
There have been at least 166 death row exonerations – a dramatically conservative estimate. I cry for the torture, the friendship loss, the family loss, the life-loss, that these people have endured.
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166 innocent people have been exonerated and freed from death row in the United States since 1973. Say their names today on #WrongfulConvictionDay.
1. David Keaton
2. Samuel Poole
3. Wilbert Lee
4. Freddie Pitts
5. James Creamer
6. Christopher Spicer
7. Thomas Gladish
8. Richard Greer
9. Ronald Keine
10. Clarence Smith
11. Delbert Tibbs
12. Earl Charles
13. Jonathan Treadway
14. Gary Beeman
15. Jerry Banks
16. Larry Hicks
17. Charles Giddens
18. Michael Linder
19. Johnny Ross
20. Ernest Graham
21. Annibal Jaramillo
22. Lawyer Johnson
23. Larry Fisher
24. Anthony Brown
25. Neil Ferber
26. Clifford Bowen
27. Joseph Brown
28. Perry Cobb
29. Darby Tillis
30. Vernon McManus
31. Anthony Peek
32. Juan Ramos
33. Robert Wallace
34. Richard Jones
35. Willie Brown
36. Larry Troy
37. Randall Adams
38. Robert Cox
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Today is #WrongfulConvictionDay -- a day near and dear to my heart.
This year, three more members of @The_MIP family came home: Rodney Lincoln, Faye Jacobs, and John Brown. #WrongfulConvictionDay
While they are free, they are not yet exonerated. #WrongfulConvictionDay
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Today is #WrongfulConvictionDay - I'll be tweeting about criminal injustice, false allegations, exonerations, prosecutorial misconduct, forensic science & due process all day on this thread.
My published work on #wrongfulconvictions goes way back to 1998 covering the horrific Wenatchee child sex abuse witch hunts. We need to learn from the past to prevent future, hysterical mob-driven injustice against the innocent==>…
Lying about crime is a crime. Until the liars and hoaxers and enablers are prosecuted vigorously, #wrongfulconvictions and #falseallegations will escalate and ruin many more countless lives.

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