Monthly Archives: April 2012

Davontae Sanford: innocent and incarcerated … and hogtied?

Davontae innocence was clear in 2008. He’s only 19, half-blind and developmentally disabled. Corrections employees should be taking a special interest in protecting him, but reports are that they’re instead torturing him. Speak up.   From: Susan Chandler Date: April 30, 2012 … Continue reading

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Forced Arbitration Rogues Gallery

” … just a sampling of some of the largest corporations that have taken away their customers’ legal rights, immunizing themselves from accountability for wrongdoing. These corporations put “forced arbitration” clauses in their terms of service to block consumers from … Continue reading

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Prison Industries: “Dont Let Society Improve or We Lose Business”

“There are two very large and influential prison companies in the United States who are manipulating the system to make sure they have plenty of business: The GEO Group formerly Wackenhut and Corrections Corporation of America CCA.” via Prison Industries: … Continue reading

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CT Supreme Court throws out $10 million verdict against LabCorp

Originally posted on The Pathology Blawg:
Dr. Berry Schumann, a pathologist employed by Dianon/LabCorp, complained during the course of his employment about the fact that Dianon/LabCorp changed certain urine testing procedures without sufficient clinical evidence to do so.  It should…

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Detroit Hit Man Signs Confession to Help Free Another Accused Man

In April 2008, Smothers was arrested in suburban Detroit. He quickly admitted participating in 12 murders-for-hire, including the ones on Runyon Street, but was only charged with eight. At the time, Sanford had already pleaded guilty and was in custody. … Continue reading

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The lethal, lasting stench of scent “evidence”

Woman [Megan Winfrey] asks court to overturn conviction based on scent evidence “A bloody footprint, fingerprints, DNA and 73 hairs recovered from the crime scene did not match anybody in the Winfrey family, court records show. Instead, Baccus-Lobel argued, the … Continue reading

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Jeff Ashton owes “fans” to media whitewash and Whiteout

Casey Anthony: Jeff Ashton’s fans donate to political run – The TV Guy – Orlando Sentinel “In other Ashton news, WESH-Channel 2 reported that Ashton’s daughter Rebecca has pleaded no contest for failure to carry a driver license and the case … Continue reading

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Millennium Laboratory sold to LabCorp–Triangle Business Journal

Originally posted on The Pathology Blawg:
Update:  A reader has emailed me to inform me that the Millennium that was sold to LabCorp is not the same Millennium that does urine drug screens.  Indeed, there is a Millennium Laboratory in…

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Convicted defendants left uninformed of forensic flaws found by Justice Dept. – The Washington Post

” … hundreds of defendants nationwide remain in prison or on parole for crimes that might merit exoneration, a retrial or a retesting of evidence using DNA because FBI hair and fiber experts may have misidentified them as suspects.” via … Continue reading

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Contraband Watch Proliferates

Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
Contraband watch, also known as “potty watch,” something prisons throughout California have used for years to humiliate and torture prisoners, is becomming more common. In a recent interview, a prisoner in the Pelican…

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