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We the Jury

By Wrongful Convictions News™
Once a month, you the listener will be presented a case by Wrongful Conviction News™ Case Review Manager, Debra Fulton, who will examine why a wrongful conviction occurred in each case. Why did the jury decide on a guilty verdict? Was there prosecutorial misconduct at play? Were there eyewitnesses that got it wrong or had their own agenda? Did the investigators have tunnel vision? Whatever the cause, we will explore each case to determine what went wrong. Visit us @ wrongfulconvictionsnews.com OR Join us @ www.facebook.com/groups/wrongfulconvictionsnews/
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Scott Peterson Pt. 2 of 3
This month listen as, Case Review Manager, Debra Fulton, continues her coverage of the Scott Peterson case. That’s right—one of America’s most hated men. If you believe what the media has dished out, listen up; you may not believe your ears. The Murder Express has left the terminal with “false evidence” and “tunnel vision” riding in first-class, while “due process” and a “fair trial” have missed the locomotive altogether. It’s a runaway train, folks, and it’s quite possible that Scott could have been railroaded. Because of the way the media reported this case, so many people refuse to even consider the possibility that he didn’t commit this crime. Listen with an open mind and you just might learn something new about this case! Who knows, perhaps you will change your mind altogether.
31:24
March 2, 2021
Scott Peterson Pt. 1 of 3
This month, Case Review Manager, Debra Fulton, has truly outdone herself. Tune in and listen as she dives into the Scott Peterson case. That’s right—one of America’s most hated men. If you believe what the media has dished out, listen closely; you may not believe your ears. The Murder Express has left the terminal with false evidence and tunnel vision riding in first-class, while due process and a fair trial have missed the locomotive altogether. It’s a runaway train, folks, and it’s quite possible that Scott could have been railroaded. Because of the way the media reported this case, so many people refuse to even consider the possibility that he didn’t commit this crime. Listen with an open mind and you just might learn something new about this case! Who knows, perhaps you will change your mind altogether. https://anchor.fm/liz-franklin8/episodes/Scott-Peterson-Part-1-epkduu Episode Six, pt. 1—The Scott Peterson Case This and all episodes can be found on: Anchor— https://anchor.fm/liz-franklin8 Breaker— https://www.breaker.audio/we-the-jury Google Podcasts— https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yNWU3OGZiOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== Overcast— https://overcast.fm/itunes1521473810/we-the-jury Pocket Casts— https://pca.st/ytwmvmey RadioPublic— https://radiopublic.com/we-the-jury-WPyQQ7 Spotify— https://open.spotify.com/show/7ihm1jgGcOcTi8Sbs7km6g https://www.facebook.com/liz.franklin.75/videos/3412443272204927 https://anchor.fm/liz-franklin8/episodes/Scott-Peterson-Pt--1-of-3-epq41i https://www.wrongfulconvictionsnews.com "Art of Silence - by Uniq" is under a Creative Commons license (Creative Commons – International Recognition 4.0 – CC BY 4.0)
31:36
February 2, 2021
February Preview
There will be no January episode; however, we will be airing a controversial February episode! All that we ask is that you put aside everything you’ve heard about the case, especially from the media, and ask yourself, what if Scott Peterson really IS innocent? There is no doubt that he may be unlikable, but we ask that listen to the episode with an open mind. You never know when something like this could happen to you or a loved one, so give the case the attention it deserves - without all the media embellishments.
01:32
January 10, 2021
Adnan Syed, Part 2
Depending on where one stands, Adnan Syed is either guilty of murder or a victim of a justice system that has wrongly convicted and imprisoned him now for over half his life. Adnan was arrested at aged 17, denied bail, and was convicted of his ex-girlfriend's murder, Hae Min Lee, in 2000. In a new HBO docuseries, Adnan said that it was an ‘unstoppable force of sadness’ after Hae was murdered, and then he was arrested that February and charged. ‘It’s almost like there’s a flood outside your house, before you even come to terms with that, now there’s a fire inside your house,’ Adnan explains. How the jury managed to surpass “reasonable doubt” in this case is beyond belief. There are at least three viable suspects that could have murdered Hae—THREE! As you listen to Adnan’s case, see if you can rule any of them out. Also, view photos/images from crime scenes and police evidence relevant to this episode at WrongfulConvictionsNews.com.   There are three ways to support Adnan: You can contribute any amount, once or as often as you’d like at Launchgood.com/FreeAdnan. You can become a monthly supporter for as little a dollar a month at patreon.com/freeadnan, where you’ll find bonus content related to the case. And you can purchase newly designed, and beautifully made Free Adnan merchandise at onemission.fund/support/freeadnan. If you didn’t catch those, don’t worry, we’ll put them in the show notes and post them on our social media as well. We need your support now more than ever, thank you for it. Resources: https://www.adnansyedwiki.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/SDTJ-Interview-Jim-Clemente-Laura-Richards-Ep133-Truth-and-Justice-Podcast-Transcript-20150207.pdf https://undisclosed-podcast.com/episodes/season-1/episode-3-jays-day-relaunch.html https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=ELA2-NQ3OzCz-YW3yIMZ4Y1A Sir William Blackstone said in 1765, “It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer“. Blackstone’s principle is a cornerstone of criminal law. That’s why we presume people to be innocent until proven guilty. John Adams expanded on that principle and predicted the state we are in now: It is more important that innocence should be protected, than it is, that guilt be punished; for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world, that all of them cannot be punished…. when innocence itself, is brought to the bar and condemned, especially to die, the subject will exclaim, ‘it is immaterial to me whether I behave well or ill, for virtue itself is no security.’ And if such a sentiment as this were to take hold in the mind of the subject that would be the end of all security whatsoever It’s a tragedy that so much of our American justice system seems determined to thwart that principle these days. We are so intent on throwing people into jail that guilt or innocence doesn’t much matter. "Art of Silence - by Uniq" is under a Creative Commons license (Creative Commons – International Recognition 4.0 – CC BY 4.0)
32:02
December 1, 2020
Adnan Syed
Depending on where one stands, Adnan Syed is either guilty of murder or a victim of a justice system that has wrongly convicted and imprisoned him now for over half his life. Adnan was arrested at aged 17, denied bail, and was convicted of his ex-girlfriend's murder, Hae Min Lee, in 2000. In a new HBO docuseries, Adnan said that it was an ‘unstoppable force of sadness’ after Hae was murdered, and then he was arrested that February and charged. ‘It’s almost like there’s a flood outside your house, before you even come to terms with that, now there’s a fire inside your house,’ Adnan explains. How the jury managed to surpass “reasonable doubt” in this case is beyond belief. There are at least three viable suspects that could have murdered Hae—THREE! As you listen to Adnan’s case, see if you can rule any of them out. There are three ways to support Adnan: You can contribute any amount, once or as often as you’d like at Launchgood.com/FreeAdnan. You can become a monthly supporter for as little a dollar a month at patreon.com/freeadnan, where you’ll find bonus content related to the case. And you can purchase newly designed, and beautifully made Free Adnan merchandise at onemission.fund/support/freeadnan. If you didn’t catch those, don’t worry, we’ll put them in the show notes and post them on our social media as well. We need your support now more than ever, thank you for it. Resources: https://www.adnansyedwiki.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/SDTJ-Interview-Jim-Clemente-Laura-Richards-Ep133-Truth-and-Justice-Podcast-Transcript-20150207.pdf https://undisclosed-podcast.com/episodes/season-1/episode-3-jays-day-relaunch.html https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=ELA2-NQ3OzCz-YW3yIMZ4Y1A "Art of Silence - by Uniq" is under a Creative Commons license (Creative Commons – International Recognition 4.0 – CC BY 4.0)
33:16
November 2, 2020
Crosley Green
Crosley Green, a 62-year-old man who has been fighting for his freedom for decades, is now facing a new hurdle—a coronavirus outbreak at his prison. Crosley Green's murder conviction was overturned in 2018, and his attorneys have filed an emergency motion for his release. Crosley Green was supposed to be released 2 years ago but he was kept in prison because a Florida attorney general appealed that decision. And now his attorneys fear for his health. Crosley’s case is unlike other cases because he has had a Federal court rule that he was wrongly convicted. So based on what the court has ruled, Crosley shouldn’t be in prison at all. As of today, his attorney are unaware of his condition other than there has been an inmate that has tested positive for the coronavirus in his cellblock. They have no way to communicate with him at this time. In Crosley’s filings, his attorneys wrote, “If Mr. Green dies of Covid-19, it will be a miscarriage of justice of unconscionable proportions.” This statement was released on August 10, 2020. As of that date, the number of inmates that tested positive was 144, it had more than doubled in TWO DAYS. Our prayers are with you, Crosley. All of us at We the Jury™ and Wrongful Convictions News™ are praying for your safety and release. We apologize that our government has done this to you and we hope you will somehow forgive us all. Sources for this episode include: “Crosley Green, Imprisoned for 31 Years, Says He's the Victim of a Racial Hoax.” CBS News, CBS Interactive, 2020, www.cbsnews.com/news/crosley-green-imprisoned-murder-wrongful-conviction-claim-racial-hoax-48-hours/. “Crosley Green’s Decades-long fright to prove innocence complicated by COVID- 19.” Yahoo News, 2020, news.yahoo.com/crosley-greens-decadeslong-fight-prove-143109164.html "Art of Silence - by Uniq" is under a Creative Commons license (Creative Commons – International Recognition 4.0 – CC BY 4.0)
33:07
September 1, 2020
Julius Jones
In this episode, Debra Fulton, Case Review Manager for Wrongful Convictions News, presents the case of Julius Jones. She discusses what was used against Julius to obtain a guilty verdict, including incentivized witnesses. There was plenty of doubt in this case, but yet Julius is still sitting on death row. In this case, like so many others, “It’s important to understand how someone who has money is able to buy their way out of jail or prison, so you’re much better off in our justice system if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent,” said Sam Brooke, the Deputy Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, in the article You’re Better Off ‘Rich and Guilty Than Poor and Innocent', in The Crime Report. Most likely if Julius would have been financially comfortable, this case would never have seen the inside of a courtroom in the first place, as the identification would have excluded him—game over. How is it just that the State gets to play the game with a Professional All-Star team while the defense has to play with nothing but a mere little league team? The saddest part of that question is the lack of hyperbole. The DA in Julius' case, Cowboy Bob Macy, Oklahoma County district attorney for 21 years, was famous—or should I say infamous—for being the second deadliest DA in the United States; unfortunately, he thought that was a compliment. Alas, almost half of his cases would go on to be overturned. While on the opposite side of ‘justice,’ Julius Jones, lacking the funds for the exorbitant fees it costs for a high-priced private attorney, wound up with a public defender who had never tried a death penalty case before and also had 70-80 other cases at the same time—Professional All-Star team…little league team! Got it? Listen as Debra explains how teenager Julius Jones is forced to pay the ultimate price for a debt it is most likely he never owed.  https://wrongfulconvictionsnews.webnode.com/we-the-jury/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/wrongfulconvictionsnews/ https://www.facebook.com/justice4juliusjones/ "Art of Silence - by Uniq" is under a Creative Commons license (Creative Commons – International Recognition 4.0 – CC BY 4.0)
26:57
August 1, 2020
Darlie Routier
In this episode, Debra presents the Darlie Routier case. She discusses what evidence the prosecution used against Darlie, and also the items that were kept from the jury.  https://wrongfulconvictionsnews.webnode.com/we-the-jury/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/wrongfulconvictionsnews/ "Art of Silence - by Uniq" is under a Creative Commons license (Creative Commons – International Recognition 4.0 – CC BY 4.0)
19:43
June 29, 2020