Glen Tinney's case Perhaps we're drawn to stories about innocence because the facts of the cases tend toward the extreme, well beyond what fictionists can craft. The latest story to boggle my legal mind is the case of Glen Tinney.
The man confessed to murder and has been in prison for ages. But the police are convinced of his innocence to the point that they went over the head of the prosecutor (to whom the confession was given) and contacted the Ohio Innocence Project.
Talk about an unusual request. One can't help but be impressed by the police action in this case. I say Bravo to them for not writing off their concerns and instead following the dictates of their consciences. The case has received widespread coverage, most notably in the Columbus Dispatch: Police Go to Innocence Project For Help and the Mansfield News Journal.
The coverage led me to a site called Injustive Everywhere, which is fascinating and may have you too repeating the mantra that there are millions and millions of police officers in the world.... Detroit is abuzz lately with a story of a local prosecutor's latest difficulties. New mantra: millions of prosecutors....
Innocence on YouTube Some recent cases brought by innocence projects have been the subject of hair-raising YouTube documentaries such as No DNA to Test: The Wrongful Conviction of Dwayne Provience, a case which casts an unflattering light on the criminal justice system hereabouts. Check out more innocence videos by John Maki.