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Liberty and Justice for All (Part III) #889591

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Feb 16, 2008
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Wrongfully convicted detective Jeffrey Scott Hornoff†† shown in the documentary “After Innocence.”

(Studio: Tony Harris) Report introduced.

(New York: Allan Chernoff) The story of Jeffrey Deskovic†, who spent over 10 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of rape and murder, presented. [In November 2006, DESKOVIC – reacts to his release.] [Now, DESKOVIC – describes the difficulty in acclimating to a changed world and interacting socially; says he uses his energy in his struggle against wrongful convictions; comments on his job writing for the “Westchester Guardian.”] [“Westchester Guardian” Richard BLASSBERG†- says Jeffrey is a gift to the problem of prosecutorial misconduct.]

(Studio: Tony Harris) Live interview held with former FBI special agent Don Clark about misconduct during interrogations, including forced confessions, leading to wrongful convictions. [CLARK – comments on pressures that make police step outside of the bounds; says there is no reason not to use DNA testing if biological evidence is available; comments on the role of racism.]

Reporter(s):
Harris, Tony;
Chernoff, Allan
Duration:
00:06:40

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