Emily L. Hauser - In My Head

Please note update, below.

A year ago today was Troy Davis’s last full day on earth. Tomorrow will be the anniversary of his execution, an execution carried out despite not just reasonable but breathtaking doubt.

Today, Reggie Clemons faces a horrifyingly similar circumstance, convicted and sentenced to death as an accomplice to the murder of two young women in 1991, despite a disturbing number of problems in the case against him, including: a lack of any physical evidence, compromised eyewitnesses, allegations of police brutality, prosecutorial behavior described by judges as “abusive and boorish,” a stacked jury, and inadequate legal representation — and then there’s the question of race.

Victims Robin and Julie Kerry drowned in the Mississippi River after falling from the Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis. Their cousin Thomas Cummins originally confessed to the acts which led to one young woman falling and the other…

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