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America, Fuck Yea: The Wrongfully Imprisoned

Wrongfully imprisoned victim comments on needed changes in the justice system regarding interrogation techniques, etc. It’s amazing how ghetto our system can be even in the 21st century.

I was wrongfully convicted in 1990 of a murder and rape in Peekskill, N.Y. DNA taken from semen found in the victim did not match my DNA. But misconduct at every stage of the criminal justice system led me to spend 16 years of my life in prison. That misconduct included a coerced, false confession when I was 16, extracted after many days of interrogation overseen by current Peekskill Police Chief Eugene Tumolo and others, as well as the falsification of other evidence.

I read another article the other day comparing European and American ideas of “innocent until proven guilty,” but specifically in regards to the media. Here, the media can post your picture, and say how you touched a kid in his special spot, or murdered twenty people, and, innocent or not, your reputation takes a permanent hit. Whereas in Europe, a gag order is placed on fucking everyone. So if you come out innocent, no one is the wiser as to what transpired. Anyway, interesting stuff. I’ll have to find it.

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