A Broken Justice System – Cases in Point – Part 2 – The Case of Courtney Bisbee


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Courtney

From time to time, I become aware of cases that are particularly good examples of the flaws, the problems, the shortcomings, the failures, and the actual injustices of our so-called justice system (that I have been writing about here for the last 3 1/2 years). This is Part 2 of what is intended to be a continuing series highlighting these cases. These cases have been selected as representative and demonstrative examples, but be aware they are just the “tip of the iceberg.” This kind of stuff is happening every day in every state. You can see Part 1 here.

[Note: To the best of my knowledge, everything in this article is a matter of public record. If it can be shown that there are any misstatements, I will immediately post a retraction and an apology. This article has been reviewed and approved for posting by…

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“Take off your blinders,” speaker challenges


THE CONVERGENCE

20150911_150832 (2)By Whitney Downard

“I stand here before you as an angry black woman,” said Breea Willingham, in the William F. Walsh Science Center amphitheater of Saint Bonaventure University Friday.

“What’s happening today is not something that just happened,” said Willingham, referring to the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and to the deaths of  other black people at the hands of law enforcement.

Scanning a room with no empty seats, with rows of people standing at the back or sitting on the floor, she stressed, “This is something that has been happening since African Americans first stepped foot on American soil.”

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Another parent takes her own life after having children stolen by Social Services.


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 Another parent takes her own life after having children stolen by Social Services.

Please Share. Another parent takes her own life after having children stolen by Social Services.

THIS BEAUTIFUL PERSON Lacie Dryer committed suicide this morning in her home. Heartbroken from her children being taken away by CPS. She was one awesome mom sister friend and loved everyone. How could someone so strong… I can’t believe this happened. Suicide is never the answer ppl. I miss her already. Please keep her family in your prayers.

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Amanda Knox writes opinion piece for CNN: Keep fighting for your innocence


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Amanda Knox speaks to the media during a brief press conference in front of her parents' home March 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have been acquitted by Italy's highest court in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, who was killed in her bedroom on November 1, 2007 in Perugia.  Standing behind Knox is her fiance Colin Sutherland. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) Amanda Knox speaks to the media during a brief press conference in front of her parents’ home March 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have been acquitted by Italy’s highest court in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, who was killed in her bedroom on November 1, 2007 in Perugia. Standing behind Knox is her fiance Colin Sutherland. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

By Amanda Knox

Editor’s note: Amanda Knox is the author of “Waiting to Be Heard,” which tells the story of her studies in Italy, prosecution in a murder case and ultimate acquittal. The book is out in paperback this week with a new afterword. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

The first time I attended the Innocence Network Conference in 2014, I had to be coaxed into going. Greg Hampikian, director of the Innocence Project…

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