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Troy Davis’ Fourth Execution Date Set for September 21st

Troy Davis, a Georgia man convicted of the 1989 murder of a police officer, is scheduled to be executed nine days from today. His conviction rests entirely on the testimony of nine witnesses, seven of whom have since recanted, claiming they were coerced by the police. Of the two holdout witnesses, one, Sylvester “Redd” Coles, …

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Pennsylvania Court Throws Out Claim of Malicious Prosecution in Wrongful Conviction Suit

Thomas Doswell was released from prison in 2005 after serving 19 years in prison for a rape he did not commit. DNA evidence exonerated Doswell, but in a civil suit against the city of Pittsburgh, Doswell alleges that police misconduct was also a factor in his wrongful conviction. …

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