Wrongful Conviction

500 Criminal Cases Could Be Dropped After NYPD Officer Caught Framing People for Drug Crimes

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Charges against the now-disgraced NYPD detective Joseph Franco are being welcomed by the families of more than 130 more New Yorkers as it is leading to the dismissal of their family members’ charges. Franco was reportedly caught framing innocent individuals last year and this is the second wave of case dismissals tied to his corruption.. Last April, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez’s Conviction Review Unit asked for the dismissal of 27 felony convictions and 63 misdemeanor convictions based on Franco’s corrupt policing. Now, that number has grown as Bronx Supreme Court...

COI #199: Chrystul Kizer Makes Self-Defense Claim in Kenosha Court

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On COI #199, Patrick MacFarlane - host of Liberty Weekly - joins Kyle Anzalone to break down Chrystul Kizer's self-defense claim. Kizer maintains she was the victim of sexual abuse and killed her abuser. A new Wisconsin law is allowing her to make a self-defense claim at her trial, in which she was initially denied the ability to make the defense.   Pat and Kyle break down past wrongful convictions. Kevin Strickland spent over four decades in prison after police intimidated a witness into wrongfully identifying him as a murderer. After a long struggle, Strickland was exonerated. However,...

News Roundup 4/29/21

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News The state of Michigan’s multi-million fund to pay out settlements for wrongful convictions is facing a $7 billion deficit. [Link] The FDA is considering a ban on menthol cigarettes this week. [Link] Sam Power was confirmed to head USAID. [Link] Great Power Russia says its relations with the US are worse than during the Cold War. [Link] China says US naval activity is up 20% in Chinese waters and air activity is up 40% in Chinese skies since Biden took office. [Link] US warships followed a Chinese aircraft carrier strike group in The Philippines Sea. [Link] Biden said the US will...

Kamala Harris Says ‘We All End Up in the Same Place’

Recently Kamala Harris tweeted a video where she's talking nonsense about "equity" and "equality" -- pandering to the left's progressives -- which ends with her saying, “equitable treatment means we all end up in the same place." End up at the same place. Well, it's Kamala Harris ... so we can deduce that she's talking about jail. We all end up in jail. "A cell for you, a cell for you, and a cell for you! Everyone gets a cell!" The Trump train has been working overtime to paint Kamala Harris as the most radical left-leaning figure in the Democratic party, but this is a misstep: it's...

Prosecutors: The Worst Criminals in Our Society

From the Center on Wrongful Convictions (Imagine for a moment that this was about your mom or sister or wife): We are writing with the wonderful news that we have come to the end of the long road towards the exoneration of Ernestine “Tina” Jimerson, the first case that came to what was then the Center on Wrongful Convictions Women’s Project. On Thursday, the Dallas County Circuit Court signed an order dismissing Tina’s case on a motion from the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office! We have circulated the details of this complex case several times, so we won’t re-tell them here. But as a...

Wrongful Use or Threat of Capital Prosecutions: Official misconduct by police and/or prosecutors is the leading cause

Official misconduct by police and prosecutors and perjured testimony (not errors) are the number one contributing factor to wrongful homicide convictions according to data from the The Death Penalty Information Center.  The report summarizes data from the National Registry of Exonerations annual report on wrongful convictions.  In 2018, they recorded a record 151 new exonerations across the United States, including 68 exonerations resulting from wrongful homicide convictions. Two of those exonerations freed death-row prisoners. A record number of the exonerations in 2018 were the product...

The Last Full Measure of Malice: Bonneville County Seeks Plea Deal with Christopher Tapp (Updated, March 21, 2017)

(See the update below) Idaho Falls resident Christopher Tapp has spent more than two decades behind bars for a murder he did not commit. He was convicted on the basis of a confession extracted from him through psychological torture -- a fact that even the Bonneville County Prosecutor's Office has now grudgingly conceded. Now Bonneville County Prosecutor Danny Clark is reportedly seeking a face-saving plea bargain on the eve of a judicial hearing that would exonerate Tapp. No physical evidence or eyewitness testimony connected Tapp to the scene of the June 1996 murder of 18-year-old Angie...

News Roundup 1/6/17

Former CIA Director James Woolsey quits the Trump Transition Team. [Link] Trump tweets that if Toyota builds a car manufacturing plant in Mexico, then he will impose a big border tax to sell the cars in the US. [Link] National Security Director James Clapper testifies before the Senate and claims that Russia meddled in the US election. Clapper provided no proof to support this claim but said some evidence will be released next week. [Link] New York now requires ride-sharing apps like Uber to give the state data on users. Uber collects users location data after a ride is requested until 5...

‘Justice Has No Expiration Date’: The Continued Wrongful Imprisonment of Christopher Tapp

There were about twenty people gathered in an Idaho Falls courtroom on November 22 for a hearing about Christopher Tapp’s appeal for post-conviction relief. That Tapp is serving a life sentence for a murder he didn’t commit was known by everyone in that room. Two of them, Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Clark and deputy Prosecutor John Dewey, were there in an attempt to convince Judge Alan Stephens that the truth didn’t matter, and that justice must be subordinated to “process.” Judge Stephens’s proper role, Dewey argued, was to act as a “gatekeeper,” rather than to permit a...

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News Roundup 8/6/2022

US News The Justice Department said federal charges have been filed against four former and current Louisville police officers in the apartment raid that killed Breonna Taylor. UPI The National Police Accountability Project, claims that officers with the Rosenberg...

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Drone Assassination: Inconvenient Facts

On the assassination of Ayman al-Zawahiri by U.S. drone in Kabul (from Accuracy.org): [Laurie Calhoun] said today: “President Biden has pivoted from the multiple crises of his administration — inflation, heightened tensions with China and Iran, and even the very real...

The Brief Case for Pacifism – Bryan Caplan, Ph.D.

  “My case for pacifism, to recap, comes down to three simple premises. The first two are empirical: Premise #1: The short-run costs of war are clearly awful. [Empirical claim about immediate effects of war]. Premise #2: The long-run benefits of war are highly...

Why We Should Study China

  I would posit that there is no civilization so utterly foreign to Americans than China. Often, American impressions of China are informed by preconceptions, myth, and fear of the other. For the average American, the sum of all knowledge about China is derived...

The Scott Horton Show

7/28/22 Douglas Macgregor on NATO’s Doomed Strategy in Ukraine

 Download Episode. This week on Antiwar Radio, Scott was joined by retired Col. Douglas Macgregor to discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine. Macgregor has been deeply critical of NATO’s reaction to the Russian invasion, which he calls impulsive. He says the leverage...

7/25/22 John Vaughn on Why People Aren’t Joining the Military

 Download Episode. Scott spoke with retired U.S. Army Captain John Vaughn about the Military’s recent recruitment troubles. Vaughn gives an insider’s take on why interest in joining up has been dropping and highlights some relevant statistics. He reflects on his own...

7/25/22 Dave DeCamp on Ukraine, Taiwan, Iran and his New Podcast

 Download Episode. Scott interviewed Antiwar.com News Editor Dave DeCamp earlier this week. First, they discussed DeCamp’s new podcast — Antiwar News with Dave DeCamp. The show runs every weekday and highlights the most important foreign policy headlines of the day....

Conflicts of Interest

Biden Builds Anti-Iranian Axis During His Middle East Trip: COI #305

On COI #305, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman break down the latest news on Iran, the JCPOA, President Joe Biden’s Middle East trip, and the economic crisis facing Europe. Connor discusses Biden’s trip to Israel where he signed a joint declaration with the Israeli...

COI #304: Mexico Attempts to Save Press Freedom in America

On COI #304, Kyle Anzalone discusses Mexico's asylum offer to Julian Assange.   Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6...

Don't Tread on Anyone

The Utilitarian Case for Voluntaryism

https://youtu.be/mO0Wi-elguk If I try to take something from you, you will resist, imposing costs on both of us in the form of property damage and bodily harm, in addition to the cost of security you may incur to prevent future acts of coercion. It’s not just that...

The State is the Health of War

https://youtu.be/WnvtYw_QKQE Critics often dismiss private law by alleging that disputes between enforcement agencies would lead to combat — even though this happens between governments all the time! In truth, the incentives for peaceful resolution of disputes would...

Who Was Tony Timpa?

https://youtu.be/zQiIPeHLQp4 “Unless it be to do justice on an offender,” Locke continued, no one may “take away, or impair the life, or what tends to the preservation of the life, the liberty, health, limb, or goods of another.” Long traces out a key implication of...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Lies, Damned Lies, & War Propaganda ft. Prof CJ Ep. 226

  https://youtu.be/Qp4xpGlxsx8 In this week's episode, I invited Prof. CJ of the Dangerous History Podcast on to talk about Part I of his current podcast series. In Part I, Prof. CJ explores the "massive British propaganda operation in the US that ran from...

The Danger of the Fake China Threat ft. Joseph Solis-Mullen Ep. 225

https://youtu.be/OEcx1yQn6ic This week, I invited Joseph Solis-Mullen on the show to discuss his most recent article published at the Libertarian Institute. The article, entitled "The Fake China Threat and Its Very Real Danger" does an excellent job of demonstrating...

Year Zero

BTC Vs ESG w/Car

Car from TLE joined me again. This time I wanted Car to address my Concerns about ESG, and how he thought BTC was the answer. Timeline Earth Who is Car Timeline Earth Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

Origins and Myths w/Adam Patrick

Adam Patrick is back to discuss the roots of metaphysical thought and language. Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

46 & 2, Tool, the Shadow, and Jung w/Jon Hartmann

I asked my good friend Jon Hartmann to come back on the show to discuss Tool’s 46 & 2 and Jung’s concept of the Shadow. Jon Twitter Jon Instagram Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

Avoiding Nihilism w/Rachel Tobias

Rachel joined me again, and this time we are talking about how to avoid nihilism and continue moving forward. Rachel Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

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