An action, decision, or judgment that produces an unwanted or unintentional result:
I’m not blaming you – we all make mistakes.
[ + to infinitive ] It was a mistake for us to come here tonight.
This letter’s full of spelling mistakes.
I’ve discovered a few mistakes in your calculations.
Why am I under arrest? There must be some mistake.
Mistake It was just a silly mistake – no need to apologize.
Error He admitted that he’d made an error.
BlunderThe company was struggling after a series of financial blunders.
Slip It was an understandable slip.
Mix-up There was a mix-up with the bags at the airport.
Gaffe I made a real gaffe by calling her “Emma”, which is the name of his previous girlfriend.
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Gepubliceerd op 16 nov. 2008
Since 1998, the Center on Wrongful Convictions has been dedicated to identifying and rectifying wrongful convictions and other serious miscarriages of justice.
Narrated by the Center’s co-founder and executive director, Rob Warden, this short video highlights the Center’s past accomplishments and points to the future of reform.
Video by John Maki
Footage from Laurie Feldman’s documentary The Innocent, and Rob Hess and News@Northwestern.
Photo credits: Loren Santow, Jennifer Linzer, and Mary Hanlo.
Gepubliceerd op 12 nov. 2009
By conservative estimates, some 87,000 people in the United States are wrongfully imprisoned. Not only are the lives and families of innocent people being ruined, every taxpayer is absorbing the considerable expense of keeping these people behind bars. Meanwhile, the real criminals remain free. But what can be done? The University of Michigan Law School’s Innocence Clinic—the first of its kind at any American university—is addressing the problem. Will they succeed in their first–ever case?
Gepubliceerd op 10 apr. 2014
“In 1989, Jonathan Fleming was convicted of a Brooklyn murder that from day one he insisted he did not commit. After nearly 25 years behind bars, Fleming is now a free man.
Fleming explained to HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovski that a recent reexamination of the case revealed two key pieces of evidence that led to his exoneration: one being a receipt and another being eyewitness testimony — both of which confirmed his alibi that he was in Florida, not Brooklyn, at the time of the murder.
While Fleming says that he isn’t bitter about his wrongful conviction, and is only focused on moving forward with his life, he still wants an apology.”* Steve Oh, Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show), Gina Grad (Gina Grad Show, Pretty Good Podcast) and Dave Rubin (The Rubin Report) break it down.
*Read more here from Kira Brekke / The Huffington Post:
Gepubliceerd op 9 mrt. 2017
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Gepubliceerd op 18 aug. 2010
Miscarriages of justice have been linked to Police Forensic laboratories. unethical people can often claim scientific matches in a book of evidence that one might later discover to be untrue.
This indepth series is one of the more compelling and exciting look into criminal forensics. The ground breaking research that was conducted includes commentary from Witness Experts and the FBI that help uncover the myths about forensic science.
Miscarriage of Justice cases: Cameron Tom William and Michael Behn with commentary from the people who cracked these cases: Fire Investigator John Lentini and FBI Forensic Metallurgist William Tobin; and Sociology Professor Jacqueline Behn; and commentary from Barry Scheck Director innocent Project
Further commenatry from Nancy Gertner US District Judge and Wayne Niemeyer GSR Analyst; and … Ronald Singer Crime Lab director and; Stephen Hill ATF Fire Reseacher and Stephen Avato ATF Fire Investigator .
Information about miscarriages of justice:
A miscarriage of justice primarily is the conviction and punishment of a person for a crime they did not commit. The term travesty of justice is sometimes used for a gross, deliberate miscarriage of justice. Miscarriage of justice” is sometimes synonymous with wrongful conviction, referring to a conviction reached in an unfair or disputed trial.
Causes of miscarriages of justice include:
Plea bargains that offer incentives for the innocent to plead guilty
Confirmation bias on the part of investigators
Withholding or destruction of evidence by police or prosecution
fabrication of evidence or outright perjury by police (see testilying), or prosecution witnesses (e.g. Dr Charles Smith)
Biased editing of evidence
Prejudice towards the class of people to which the defendant belongs
Poor identification by witnesses and/or victims
Overestimation/underestimation of the evidential value of expert testimony
Faulty forensic tests
false confessions due to police pressure or psychological weakness
Misdirection of a jury by a judge during trial
perjured evidence by the real guilty party or their accomplices (frameup)
Perjured evidence by supposed victim or their accomplices
Conspiracy between court of appeal judges and prosecutors to uphold conviction of innocent
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Gepubliceerd op 11 nov. 2015
12 apr. 2011
People enlisted to watch over a busker’s keyboard are a bit stunned to see it taken away by a garbage truck.