COUNTDOWN: 2 days to Wrongful Conviction Day: (Thursday October 2, 2014); Participant's quote: New Zealand Innocence Project: "Innocence Project New Zealand is honoured to support the inaugural Wrongful Conviction Day. We believe that this is an important initiative to celebrate the successes this movement has achieved. But this day also provides an opportunity to reflect and re-focus on the work that still needs to be done to attain justice for those who remain wrongfully incarcerated."
"The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals awarded Graf a new trial in March 2013, ruling the scientific arson evidence used to convict him of capital murder in 1988 since has been proved faulty. The court declined to find Graf innocent, as his attorneys requested. Prosecutors at the time sought the death penalty, but the jury chose a life sentence instead. Because jurors chose the life term instead of a death sentence, prosecutors are precluded by law from seeking the death penalty at the retrial. The 44-question questionnaire asks prospective jurors personal information about themselves and their families, asks their experiences with police and the criminal justice system and asks if they consider themselves a leader or a supporter."
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Interested participants may sign up by contacting Win Wahrer of The Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Reader. Keep your eye on the Charles Smith Blog. We are following this case.
I have added a search box for content in this blog which now encompasses several thousand posts. The search box is located near the bottom of the screen just above the list of links. I am confident that this powerful search tool provided by "Blogger" will help our readers and myself get more out of the site.
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:
Information on "The Charles Smith Blog Award"- and its nomination process - can be found at:
I look forward to hearing from readers at:
Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog;