When the Government Abuses Its Power to Win Convictions

Exonerations are at an all time high as more wrongful conviction cases continue to surface. While some are due to mistakes, an overwhelming number of them involve abuses of power —  fraud and corruption — coerced witnesses, jailhouse snitches, junk science, fabricated evidence, perjury, prosecutorial misconduct and unfair judges. In two Wake County, North Carolina murder…

More evidence that Brad Cooper was framed: Prosecution experts’ testimony about the Google search and tampering

As many of you are aware, the State computer experts’ testimony wasn’t videotaped, so we were unable to hear it live. This was disappointing because it’s some of the most important testimony of the trial.  Now that I’ve had an opportunity to read that portion of the transcript, I would like to share some of…

Comparison of Wake County prosecutors handling of evidence – Cooper vs Young trial

Having watched both the Cooper and Young trials, I couldn’t help noticing the conflicting ways in which the Wake county prosecutors addressed certain things.  It seems there is a double standard when it comes to the importance of statements made by young children, the importance of eyewitnesses and the importance of evidence found at the…