Friday, March 16, 2012

A "Must View". "48 Hours Mystery." "Grave Injustice." Anthony Grave's battle for compensation; (Texas); CBS; Saturday March 17. 10.00 PM:

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: The Innocence Blog has noted that, "DNA testing didn’t free Texas exoneree Anthony Graves, but the case against him was frighteningly similar to many of those who were cleared by DNA. A prosecutor hid exculpatory evidence from the Graves’ defense team, and the state’s leading witness was Graves’ alleged co-defendant. After a district court reversed his original conviction, the state pushed for retrial. After realizing her case was built on nothing more than a thoroughly debunked dog scent lineup and the testimony of a medical examiner who mishandled evidence while on the stand, former Harris County assistant district attorney and special prosecutor Kelly Siegler announced on October 27, 2010 that Anthony Graves was "an innocent man." After producing a powerful, influential documentary on the Graves's battle for his life and exoneration, CBS "48 Hours Mystery" is following through with a documentary on his successful battle for compensation against State officials who attempted to block his recovery on the basis of a drafting technicality. It's a "must view." CBS is to be applauded for the role it played in this epic battle against injustice.

Harold Levy: Publisher. The Charles Smith Blog.


The Toronto Star, my previous employer for more than twenty incredible years, has put considerable effort into exposing the harm caused by Dr. Charles Smith and his protectors - and into pushing for reform of Ontario's forensic pediatric pathology system. The Star has a "topic" section which focuses on recent stories related to Dr. Charles Smith. It can be found at:

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Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog.