Sunday, June 15, 2014

Rico Green; (Oklahoma); Jeff Baker; (Idaho); Tiffany Calise; (Ohio): Leo ackley; (Michigan); Sean O'Geary; (Iowa); Michael Giovo Jr: (Florida); "Short Falls, Long Sentences: "On SBS" says all these people have something in common: They are serving long sentences in relation to short falls thanks to misguided medical opinion that short pediatric falls are seldom if ever fatal - and that the symptoms of a serious infant head injury will be immediately obvious.

POST: "Short falls, long sentences," by Sue Luttner, published by "On SBS" on June 11, 2014.

GIST:  "The innocent verdict in Yolo County last month has me reflecting on a few of the people I know who are in prison on the basis of medical opinion that (1) short pediatric falls are seldom if ever fatal and (2) the symptoms of a serious infant head injury will be immediately obvious. Because the doctors are so sure, police and social services move ahead with confidence, and juries tend to convict. Tragically and exasperatingly, the legal outcomes then seem to support the common knowledge, which remains a matter of opinion, not proven fact."

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