Shawn Drumgold spent 14 years locked away, unfairly convicted in the slaying of a girl felled by gunfire while she chatted with friends in Roxbury more than two decades ago. Now, the City of Boston has agreed that it should pay a price for Drumgold’s errant incarceration.
Featuring an extended version of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter’s passionate 1994 speech that was featured in Democracy Now!’s look back at his life and legacy.
A 71-year-old Louisiana prisoner who spent 41 years in solitary confinement and is now dying of cancer was released from prison late on Tuesday, his lawyers said. Late on Tuesday, US district chief judge Brian Jackson in Baton Rouge denied the state’s motion seeking to block his earlier order overturning Herman Wallace’s 1974 murder conviction.
September 21 marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Troy Davis. Davis was executed by the state of Georgia for a crime he probably did not commit. Davis’s original trial was flawed, and there was no physical evidence linking him to the crime.
Today (27 July 2012) marks a decade in U.S. custody for Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who is Guantánamo’s youngest prisoner. Even though he has been eligible for transfer back to Canada for almost nine months pursuant to his October 2010 plea deal, he is still detained at Guantánamo.
Today Debra sent this personal note to all followers of her case, and supporters in her effort to find justice:
“The growing amount of support is extremely heartwarming and it means a great deal to me to know that so many of you out there care about truth and justice. I am deeply touched by the efforts of everyone who are trying to shed light on this unspeakably unjust case. There simply aren’t adequate words to express to you all how grateful I am.
He was the spitting image of the killer, had the same first name and was near the scene of the crime at the fateful hour: Carlos DeLuna paid the ultimate price and was executed in place of someone else in Texas in 1989, a report out Tuesday found.
This weekend in Savannah, Georgia, Troy Anthony Davis was laid to rest. Davis was killed by lethal injection in Jackson, Georgia on Sept. 21 after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop his execution.