Tom Hall: Sometimes, conspiracy theories implode on themselves. Our freedoms are preserved by the 2nd Amendment solution of shooting first and checking facts later. This theory worked for the looney putz who shot Trayvon Martin – just see how free he’s been since ‘defending his rights.’
Franky Carrillo: I was locked up more than 20 years ago for a murder I did not commit, and last year I was finally able to prove my innocence and was released.
Gareth Porter: Detailed information provides credible new evidence that the majority of the deaths in the drone war in Pakistan have been civilian noncombatants
On Wednesday, June 20th at Bethel AME Church Kirk Bloodsworth, Nathan Fields and Franky Carillo will share their inspiring stories of wrongful conviction and the fight to prove their innocence. The panel will be moderated by Aqueela Sherrills a man who has worked to end gang violence in Los Angeles for the past 20 years.
Hear from former death row inmates proven innocent. Learn about a better path to justice. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Los Angeles.
Franky Carrillo: I was wrongfully convicted when I was 16 years old and served 20 years in prison before proving my innocence. That mistake took two decades from me; but it took Carlos De Luna’s life.
Bob Barber: “I lie because I have to, It takes away the pain of Truth, of complicated thinking, It keeps me safe From competition, from Uncertainties.”
Love, while it sometimes leads to folly, is nonetheless the best catalyst there is for defining ourselves and identifying our task. As Charles Baudelaire said, “Nature, whether in cookery or in love, rarely gives us a taste for what is bad for us.”
Troy Anthony Davis continues to fight for justice. He has been on death row since 1991. During his time there, Davis has received three stays of execution. In August 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Troy Davis the chance to present crucial evidence in court that may prove his innocence. This video which was produced […]
Every Friday the LA Progressive features a comment that was particularly noteworthy. This week we are featuring a comment that was submitted in response to “It Is Likely We Have Executed Innocent People” by Sharon Kyle. The comment was submitted by former California Assembly Representative Paul Koretz who is currently running for Los Angeles City […]