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Norfolk Four to get money from state, city in groundbreaking payout

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Four sailors wrongfully convicted of and imprisoned for rape and murder will receive compensation from both the Commonwealth of …

Hampton Roads

Panama Papers: offshore firm set up by Cameron's father was moved to Ireland in year son became PM

David Cameron was forced to issue a statement on Tuesday detailing his family's personal tax arrangements amid growing international scandal surrounding the Panama Papers leak.<p>Mr Cameron took the unusual step of insisting that neither he, his wife or children receive any benefit from an offshore …

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The best of Harry and Meghan's royal wedding<p>Suspected Texas shooter makes 1st court appearance<p>Vigil planned for Santa Fe community after deadly …

Santa Fe

Cambridge Analytica execs boast of role in getting Donald Trump elected

Execs from firm at heart of Facebook data breach say they used ‘unattributable and untrackable’ ads, according to undercover expose<p>Senior executives from the firm at the heart of Facebook’s data breach boasted of playing a key role in bringing Donald Trump to power and said they used …

Donald Trump

Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over Gaddafi allegations

French ex-president questioned over claims Libyan regime gave his election campaign €50m<p>The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been taken into police custody to be questioned over allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal election campaign funding from the regime of the …

Corruption

Schwarzer wird wegen Hautfarbe kontrolliert: 56-jähriger Basler schreitet ein und landet vor Gericht

Marc Oestreicher und seine Frau waren unterwegs ins Kino. «Die drei Polizisten fuhren im Auto am Kasernenareal vorbei, parkierten und gingen direkt …

Das Strafverfahren gegen Pierin Vincenz wird zum Problem für Raiffeisen

Am Dienstag hat die Staatsanwaltschaft mehrere Hausdurchsuchungen vorgenommen. Neben Vincenz’ Privatdomizil wurde auch jenes von Beat Stocker und …

Wegen BÜPF: Provider speichern sechs Monate lang, wann du auf welcher Website warst

Vor der Einführung des Bundesgesetz zur Überwachung des Post- und Fernmeldeverkehrs BÜPF kommunizierten die Behörden, es würden nur Metadaten auf …

8 cops allegedly used an elite Baltimore police team to plunder the city and its residents

Six of the cops pleaded guilty to federal charges, and two others were just convicted.<p>An elite Baltimore police task force spent years plundering the city and its residents for hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, drugs, and jewelry.<p>That’s the astonishing revelation from the case against the …

Der rätselhafte Reichtum eines früheren Kriegsherrn

Im kleinteiligen Kosovo mit seinen engen Familienbanden ist es unmöglich, sich unsichtbar zu machen. Das bekamen vor Jahren die Gegner von …

The Innocence Deniers

When convictions are clearly wrong, these prosecutors don’t just hinder justice—they actively work against it.<p>Jan 10, 2018 Cover Story<p>Davontae …

Zwei Jahre Haft auf Bewährung für Ex-Agent Mauss

• Das Landgericht Bochum hat den 77-jährigen früheren Geheimagenten Werner Mauss zu zwei Jahren Haft auf Bewährung verurteilt.<br>• Die Staatsanwaltschaft …

Zentralamerika

'Making a Murderer': How Steven Avery Could Still Get a New Trial

A judge denied his motion – but Avery's lawyer says there's more evidence that could lead to a new day in court<p>It isn't over yet for Steven Avery. …

Crime

“The Confession Tapes”—Q&A with Filmmaker Kelly Loudenberg

<i>photo by Meena Singh</i><i>The Inquisitor:</i> The creator and director of a true-crime Netflix series talks about her two-year investigation of false …

Visual Art

Former death row inmate John Thompson, who became advocate for the exonerated, dies at 55

John Thompson, a former death row inmate who narrowly escaped execution in 1999, then won his release from prison and a fleeting $14 million judgment …

Crime

Cops Lied About Shooting, Wounded Man Says

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CN) — A police officer honored with a medal after shooting a robbery suspect lied about events leading up to the incident and a …

‘Making a Murderer’: Mother Of Brendan Dassey Talks About What Happened At Fox Hills Resort

Although it is believed that Brendan Dassey was interrogated at a Wisconsin hotel before his arrest, his mother says those reports are not …

New DNA evidence prompts new trials for 2 who have been jailed decades for murder

Eric Kelley and Ralph Lee say they were pressured to sign false confessions two decades ago.

Crime

Why perfectly normal people confess to crimes they never committed.

Just before 9am on July 30, 2002, Karen Boes walked out of her Michigan home, jumped in her car and went to visit her then-husband’s work.<p>After …

Mr. Big Sting & Netflix’s The Confession Tapes: How It Works

Mugshots Sebastian Burns {l} and Atif Rafay {r}.<p>Following on the heels of <i>Making a Murderer’s</i> controversial “confession” scenes, Netflix is running a …

Crime

What Netflix's "The Confession Tapes" Teach Us about the Psychology of Interrogations

Kelly Loudenberg's new series for Netflix, <i>The Confession Tapes,</i> presents a stimulating look into failures of the American criminal justice system, …

The Deal Prosecutors Offer When They Have No Cards Left to Play

When DNA evidence exonerated two men convicted in a 1987 murder, one took his chances on a retrial to overturn his conviction. The other accepted a special deal and left prison immediately—as a convicted killer.<p>On October 15, 2008, James Owens shuffled, head high despite his shackles, into a …

The Strange Case of the Innocents Who Confessed to Murders They Didn’t Commit

In 1974, six innocent people mysteriously admitted to a double homicide they had nothing to do with. Each had fallen victim to the same strange psychological syndrome.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>There's a famous criminal case in Icelandic history, still unresolved, that every …

DNA in 1994 murder points to serial rapist, not 2 men serving life, court filing claims

New forensic testing suggests two men serving life sentences for a 1994 rape and murder in Chicago were wrongfully convicted because DNA from the victim's underwear is linked to a serial rapist, a petition filed Monday in Cook County court alleges.<p>The DNA from the underwear matches the serial …

She Was Convicted of Killing Her Mother. Prosecutors Withheld the Evidence That Would Have Freed Her.

Noura Jackson called 911 at 5 a.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2005. ‘‘Please, I need, I need an ambulance, I need an ambulance right now!’’ she cried. ‘‘Someone broke into my house. My mom — my mom is bleeding.’’ She panted as she waited a few long seconds for the operator to transfer her. ‘‘She’s not …

Crime

Lawsuit: Police Used Coercion and Hid Evidence to Wrongfully Convict Seven People

Malcolm Scott was exonerated after 22 years in prison. Now he says other innocent people were convicted of murder, rape and armed robbery because of …

Records show mistakes, questionable evidence in woman's overturned murder case

<i>Editor’s note: This is the first part in a two-part series examining the prosecution and exoneration of Michelle Murphy.</i><p><b>Read Part 2:</b> Released after …

263 Overturned Murder Convictions—Just 16 New Suspects Charged

On the rare occasions that the real killer is then found, it’s usually thanks to the work of the wrongfully convicted person.<p>Ninety-two year-old Emma …

Corruption

Woman In Tossed-Out Confession Gets $2.1M Settlement From Worcester

Support the news<p>The city of Worcester will pay $2.1 million to a woman who was charged with suffocating her year-old son, as the result of what she …