The Presence of Malice

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/02/opinion/02moran.html?ex=1186718400&en=b03262cc658ba6c5&ei=5070&emc=eta1

Here’s a NY Times article from 2007 that argues for a close look at some criminal prosecutions resulting in wrongful convictions that should really be called ‘criminal convictions’. The need to ‘win’ results in deliberate falsification of evidence and other such crimes.

 

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About ken

I am a former Toronto teacher and writer now living in Vancouver. I work with Dr. Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, with whom I published Eye of the Hurricane: My path from Darkness to Freedom (Chicago review Press, 2011), as Director of Media Relations and as an advocate for wrongly convicted prisoners. Other publication credits include Songs of Aging Children (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1992) a book of short stories about troubled youth, and Taking Steam, a play co-authored with the late Brian Shein, staged at New York's Jewish Repertory Theatre and Toronto in 1983. Life Without (Quattro Books, 2012) is a novella about a New York cab driver wrongly convicted of killing his pregnant wife. Gary Geddes (Lt. Governor's Award for Literary Excellence) described it as "one of the most brilliant and harrowing short novels I've read since I went on a John Hawkes binge."

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