innocence

The presumption of innocence is a cornerstone of the American legal system and a right that should not be taken for granted.

Confessions of a Bad, Ugly Singer
"At this point, I think the legal system is a joke, a scam and a disgrace.” Stunned, the stenographer's eyes protruded out of his skull like the Roadrunner midair. He quickly shifted his gaze to a sto...
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Reason First: Should Newly Released Oklahoman Corey Atchison Be Bitter?
Wrongfully convicted individuals must face a new day. While some harbor animosity and anger for the years that they stayed under the watchful eye of the law, people like Tulsa Oklahoma native Corey At...
C K2 months ago
Becoming Who You Are
Firstly, I am not a blogger; this was apparently made clear when I was a blogger. Second, everything in my life has been awarded to me via my own personal choices. How fruitful they have been. Finally...
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Reason First: Is Kim Kardashian-West the Unlikely Aid to Emancipation?
What Kim Kardashian-West is doing in terms of laying the groundwork for releasing non-violent “criminals,” who are serving time for drug charges, could speed the end of the narcotics prohibition. Her ...
H J4 months ago
Daniel Jones: An Innocent Behind Bars
A Social Reflection
Edward Anderson5 months ago
The Devil Is in the Fine Print
Always read the fine print. It's common sense advice from people who have been burned by not adhering to the advice they now espouse. One man, Dmitry Agarkov, decided he was sick of the restrictive li...
Oliver Conlon5 months ago
Stay Informed
At age 19, I was arrested for possession of less than a gram of marijuana—0.4 grams to be exact. Almost two years later, my suspicions of just how ineffective and exploitative the American judicial sy...
Lucas Todesco6 months ago
What Are False Accusations and What to Do?
What is a false accusation? You may have heard of the stories recently like the Kavanaugh vs. Ford case or the story of a Teenager living in Texas who lied about being raped by three black men. In rec...
Edward Anderson8 months ago
Execute the Innocent
"There's always such a rush to judgment. It makes a fair trial hard to get," John Grisham has said. In his one and only true crime book, The Innocent Man, he proved that this was true. In that book, G...
What Happens to the Children of Famous Criminals?
In most true crime books, or movies about serial killers, the story ends when the criminal gets sent to prison. For most people, this is true. The perp will no longer be claiming the lives of innocent...
Dani Leea year ago
Subway Nightmare
You ever had a bad dream where you knew your life was in danger? You try to get away but the fear is somehow still chasing you. The adrenaline you feel, your heart pumping—you somewhat wake up and rea...
Is a Murderer Always a Murderer?
Why do people kill? Is every murder a result of aggression? Or are some an act of mercy? Just under half of all murders are a result of an argument, a revenge attack, or a loss of temper. Then there a...
10 Innocent People Who Were Put to Death
One of the biggest arguments against the death penalty is how difficult it can be to prove someone's guilt beyond the shadow of a doubt. Even with modern forensic science, the justice system makes mis...
Catherine Rosea year ago
Socrates: Not Guilty
The great Greek philosopher, Socrates, was put to death on counts of impiety and corrupting the youth of Athens. While a sound argument can be made that he was guilty of these crimes, there is another...
P.E. Kylea year ago
Not for Sale
What is human trafficking? Human trafficking is the illegal recruitment, transportation, or receipt of persons for the use of forced labor or sexual exploitation. Victims of human trafficking are ofte...
Lesandro 'Junior' Guzman-Feliz
Does anyone really have the right to decide whether someone lives or dies? In any case, absolutely not. Lesandro 'Junior' Guzman-Feliz was only 15-years-old when he was stabbed and slashed by five men...
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Separating from Signs of Separatism
“So why don’t you wear it?” Mikail Foreman asked. “I don’t think that it is rational,” Ashford Collums said. Collums looked at the nooses, and the guillotines, and large stones, and gigantic swords th...
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William Diaza year ago
Falsely Accused, Now What?
So you and your partner separate after X amount of years of being together; your emotions will run wild. Think of walking through a legal minefield and you're only scratching if the two of you aren't ...