Tuesday, March 19, 2019

'False confessions': 2018 documentary lauded by The Marshall Project as one of its favourite podcasts and films of 2018 is subject of a cuurent Al Jazeera story on false confessions. A link to the film - which can be viewed until April 10, 2019 - is provided.

PUBLISHER'S NOTE:The Marshall Project provided a fulsome "bounty" of podcasts and films for 1918. One of these films - False confessions directed by Katrine Philp - provides excellent insights into its subject matter. Thanks to Aljazeera we are able to watch 'False Confessions" at the link below, until April 10, 2019.

Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog.


PUBLISHER'S NOTE: This Blog is interested in false confessions because of the disturbing number of exonerations in the USA, Canada and multiple other jurisdictions throughout the world, where, in the absence of incriminating forensic evidence the conviction is based on self-incrimination – and because of the growing body of  scientific research showing how vulnerable suspects   are to widely used interrogation methods  such as  the notorious ‘Reid Technique.’"

Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog:


'FALSE CONFESSIONS': "Would you confess to a crime you did not commit? There are people who do. Attorney Jane Fisher-Byrialsen interviews a man who was her client, Korey Wise, one of the falsely accused Central Park Five. Wise was one of five teenagers who went to prison for a brutal rape of the woman who became known as the Central Park jogger. She also interviews Renay Lynch, another client who is still imprisoned -- now for more than 20 years. The stories of two others are also told, Malthe Thomsen, a Danish intern accused of child abuse, and Lorenzo Montoya, a teenager who was coaxed into confessing to killing a high school teacher. The film is directed by Katrine Philp. — Marcia Davis;"


Watch  'False Confessions' at the link below: (But watch soon! This movie will be removed from the Aljazeera site on April 10, 2019.)


PUBLISHER'S NOTE: I am monitoring this case/issue. Keep your eye on the Charles Smith Blog for reports on developments. 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: http://www.thestar.com/topic/charlessmith. Information on "The Charles Smith Blog Award"- and its nomination process - can be found at: http://smithforensic.blogspot.com/2011/05/charles-smith-blog-award-nominations.html Please send any comments or information on other cases and issues of interest to the readers of this blog to: hlevy15@gmail.com.  Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog.