Jerry Hartfield was only 21 years-old in 1977 when he was convicted for the murder of Eunice Lowe and sentenced to death. In 1980, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned his conviction because of the method in which jurors were selected. Three years later, Hatfield’s sentence was commuted to life in prison by then-Governor Mark White. Let’s state that […]
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Newly released video has revealed the dying moments of an African-American active-duty soldier who checked himself into the El Paso, Texas, county jail and died while in custody nearly three years ago. Sgt. James Brown reported to jail for a two-day sentence for driving while intoxicated. His family said Brown informed the jail he had a history of post-traumatic stress disorder […]
Federal agents responsible for leaving a 23-year-old UC San Diego engineering student in a holding cell for five days without food or water received only reprimands or short suspensions from the Drug Enforcement Administration, according to the Justice Department. Daniel Chong was swept up in a 2012 DEA raid on his friends’ house, where he had gone to smoke marijuana. […]