The Houston Police Department has ended its longstanding practice of using $2 chemical kits to make drugs arrests, a policy that had contributed to hundreds of wrongful convictions in recent years.
By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A new study argues that more than 4 percent of all defendants who have been sentenced to death — and who remain under threat of execution — are probably innocent. In a paper published this week in the journal PNAS, a team of researchers statistically examined the […]
By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the middleweight boxer whose wrongful triple-murder conviction inspired a film starring Denzel Washington and a song by Bob Dylan, died in Toronto on Sunday. He was 76. Carter, who died of complications from prostate cancer, had a difficult upbringing in New Jersey and had stints in prison […]