Man wrongfully imprisoned now wrongfully denied compensation

By Nic Horton | The Arkansas Project

Imagine if you were the victim of a crooked cop who withheld evidence in your criminal trial, and imagine that — because of this — you were put in prison for more than a decade.

And imagine if the Supreme Court ordered your sentence overturned — more than a decade too late — because it found you never received a fair trial.

Imagine if your own state’s top law enforcement officer, in the face of police corruption, pretended that the police corruption never happened; imagine that your own state’s attorney general, even after your sentence was overturned and you were released, continued to trash your reputation by arguing that you were guilty of crimes that had never been proven in court — and that you had never even been harmed by a corrupt cop, a tainted trial, or a decade in prison.

at The Arkansas Project.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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