Monthly Archives: March 2010

Considering the death penalty in Pennsylvania

According to a report in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Senator Daylin Leach (D, Montgomery County) has proposed legislation that would end the use of the death penalty in Pennsylvania. Leach believes that the capital punishment system is ineffective and too costly, … Continue reading

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Backlogs at the PA State Police Forensics Lab Violating Due Process?

According to a recent editorial by Matthew Major of Public Opinion Online, the Pennsylvania State Police Forensics Lab needs to retool its case prioritization system. Major wrote about a Franklin County homicide case involving Bryan Kendall, the suspect who had … Continue reading

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Milestone: 250th person exonerated by DNA evidence

With the help of the Innocence Project, Freddie Peacock’s name has been cleared. At the age of 60, Peacock became the 250th person exonerated by DNA evidence, and even more remarkably, Peacock’s case now represents the longest time spent between … Continue reading

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