Do Americans still believe the adage that someone is innocent until proven guilty? Would you believe it was God's idea?
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere…Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
Loved One With Mental Health Issues, Physical Illnesses, or Disabilities is Arrested
For justice to prevail, only truth derived from facts should be admissible in a court of law. How many wrongful convictions could have been prevented if this were actually the case? Theories, assumptions, suppositions, inferences, speculations, beliefs, suspicions, presumptions, and the ever-popular "consistent with(s)" are abstract nouns and by...
There's a well-known saying in the legal profession: "The lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client." [variations of this quotation have been attributed to Abraham Lincoln as well as others.] What on earth does this mean? Wouldn't someone representing himself be the most familiar with the facts and circumstances of the case? Wouldn't...
The Dept. of Injustice has issued a new and more accurate Miranda Warning.
I'm sure a number of WCN's followers have seen our recent posts related to the protests and wondered why WCN would be commenting at all on a topic other than wrongful conviction. It's a good question, and it deserves an honest answer. However, like wrongful convictions themselves, there are several factors and no single, easy answer.