Lack of oversight, shortage of pathologists contributed to `miscarriages of justice'
False confessions: (1); Jovan Djurdjulov; Chicago, Illinois; Marshall Project 'Case in point': "Confess, or they'll fucking give you the needle."...An idle threat but the teenage suspect confessed." Andrew Cohen comments on The Marshall Project: "In September, an appeals court in Illinois issued a ruling in a Chicago murder case that raises questions about the reliability of a young man’s “confession.” Police interrogators repeatedly threatened him with the death penalty even though he was ineligible for capital punishment because of his age at the time of the crime. There was no torture or physical abuse during the session. Should jurors have heard what the young man told the police?"...(Read on to discover how the court ruled - and then ponder! HL);
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