Tag: Queens Civil Rights Violation


Oct

04

2014

“THE WRONG MAN” – IDENTIFICATION TESTIMONY

After 33 years of practice, it has become readily apparent that, contrary to what jurors are pre-conditioned to believe (and what they need to be re-programmed about in jury selection and trial) is that eye witness identification testimony is inherently faulty and the main result of wrongful convictions. Defense counsel has to be intricately aware of the dynamics involved in such testimony and how it...

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Oct

04

2014

Faulty Evidence Frees Queens Man From Prison After 24 Years

This has been a busy summer for New York’s wrongfully convicted.  At age 79, Han Tak Lee is both the oldest and newest addition to an ever-growing list of exonerated defendants — a list which already includes Jonathan Fleming, Jabbar Collins, David Ranta, and the members of the notorious “Central Park Five.”  Lee was convicted of murdering his mentally ill daughter by way of arson in 1990, and spent nearly a...

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