A murder in NYC outside the Palladium night club. Two men are arrested and convicted after trial.
Ten years later, an NBC producer is doing a story on the Bronx Homicide Task force, and he asks a detective if he takes his job home with him. The detective replies that he does not, except for one case that still keeps him up at night. So begins the long journey of NBC news producer Dan Slepian, who in 2002 takes that comment by the detective and investigates the conviction of two men, who by now almost everybody believes are innocent.
The forewoman of the jury saw an early part of the documentary and became convinced that she was involved in a “travesty of justice” that sent two innocent men to prison.
Read this quote from the NY Times Article HERE , and may we just say that we would not believe this if we didn’t read it ourselves:
One of the most dramatic moments in the documentary was filmed just a few months ago. On camera, Daniel Bibb, an assistant district attorney, said in an interview that he believed the men were innocent, even as he argued in court to keep them in prison — because, he said, he was under pressure to do so. Mr. Bibb did not return telephone calls seeking comment.
Rumpole says: This just can’t keep happening. Life is too precious. When are people who are given the responsibility for prosecution going to start taking responsibility for mistakes, and stop prosecuting innocent people? We are not saying it happens a lot, however, once is one time too many, and we have reported close to a dozen stories about this in the two years we have been writing the blog.
Enough is enough.
FAKE BLOGGER REVEALED
Something about this STORY, and we can’t really put our finger on what it is, caught our attention.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5 — For the last 14 months, high-tech insiders have been eating up the work of an anonymous blogger who assumed the persona of Steven P. Jobs Apple's chief executive and one of the world’s most famous businessmen.
The mysterious writer has used his blog, the Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, to lampoon Mr. Jobs and his reputation as a difficult and egotistical leader, as well as to skewer other high-tech companies, tech journalists, venture capitalists, open-source software fanatics and Silicon Valley’s overall aura of excess.
The acerbic postings of “Fake Steve,” as he is known, have attracted a plugged-in readership — both the real Mr. Jobs and Bill Gates have acknowledged reading the blog fakesteve.blogspot.com. At the same time, Fake Steve has evaded the best efforts of Silicon Valley’s gossips to discover his real identity.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Daniel Lyons, a senior editor at Forbes magazine who lives near Boston, has been quietly enjoying the attention.
Rumpole says: and our number has dwindled by one.
See you in court, quietly enjoying the attention.
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