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From Convicted Murderer to Exoneree to Law Grad

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 6, 2019 01:50 PM

From Convicted Murderer to Exoneree to Law Grad by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2019 What would you do if you were falsely accused and convicted of a brutal rape and murder you didn’t commit? How would you handle a violent maximum-security prison, sentenced 16 years to life, at age 17? And where would you […]

False Accuser Shaun Lying King’s Record of Harm

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 10, 2019 07:45 AM

False Accuser Shaun Lying King’s Record of Harm by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2019 This week, “journalist, activist and humanitarian” Shaun King will give a keynote speech at the annual Innocence Network conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme of the event, whose attendees work to prevent and undo wrongful convictions, is “The Presumption of […]

Lost, Buried, Burned: Oklahoma’s Rape Kit Scandal

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 13, 2019 10:05 AM

Lost, Buried, Burned: Oklahoma’s Rape Kit Scandal by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2019 If you are puzzled by the nationwide rape kit testing backlog, Oklahoma provides maddening insight on the bureaucratic forces that create intolerable inertia — and injustice. An estimated 225,000 rape kits have gone unprocessed across the country; more than 7,200 have […]

FIRST STEP: Pro-cop, pro-borders, pro-criminal justice reform

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 21, 2018 06:48 AM

FIRST STEP: Pro-cop, pro-borders, pro-criminal justice reform by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2018 The package of criminal justice reform proposals endorsed by President Donald Trump is not “soft” on crime. It’s tough on injustice. And it’s about time. Known as the “First Step Act,” the legislation confronts the Titanic failure of the federal government’s […]

Making a Murderer 2: A post-conviction master class

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 14, 2018 11:24 AM

Making a Murderer 2: A post-conviction master class by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2018 Undoing wrongful convictions takes a killer instinct. Chicago-based exoneration specialist Kathleen Zellner’s got it. Her record speaks for itself. Over the past two decades, she has righted more wrongful convictions than any private attorney in America. What’s her secret? The […]

Don’t believe a gender. Believe evidence.

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 18, 2018 10:31 PM

“Believe Women” is perilous baloney by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2018 I have a message for virtue-signaling men who’ve rushed to embrace #MeToo operatives hurling uncorroborated sexual assault allegations into the chaotic court of public opinion. Stuff it. Your blanket “Believe Women” bloviations are moral and intellectual abominations that insult every human being of […]

Let’s all join together to stop out-of-control prosecutors

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 23, 2018 02:09 AM

New York exoneree Jeffrey Deskovic speaks out for creation of first-ever Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct, signed into law this week (Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Deskovic; photo credit: Keith Keen) Let’s all join together to stop out-of-control prosecutors by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2018 The wall of absolute immunity begins to crumble. ⁦@lifeafterten⁩ ⁦@michellemalkin⁩ ⁦@EFMoriarty⁩ […]

Oklahoma’s wretched record on wrongful convictions

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 8, 2018 12:34 AM

Oklahoma’s wretched record on wrongful convictions by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2018 “Frontier justice” costs too many citizens of all races, creeds, and backgrounds their freedom and their lives. In the old days of the Wild West, vigilantes worked outside the judicial system to punish rivals regardless of their guilt or innocence. Today, outlaws […]

Free Valentino Dixon

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 1, 2018 07:34 AM

Free Valentino Dixon by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2018 “If it wasn’t for my artwork and God, there’s no way we’d be having this conversation right now.” I’m in Colorado on a three-way phone call with Valentino Dixon, inmate No. 91B1615 at New York’s Wende Correctional Facility, and his 27-year-old daughter, Tina Dixon, a […]

Step One to Stop False Accusations: Exposure

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 31, 2018 05:07 AM

Step One to Stop False Accusations: Exposure by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2018 Incontrovertible fact: People lie. They fudge little things, like their height or weight. They exaggerate their athletic prowess or professional accomplishments. They deceive family, friends, lovers, voters, government officials, business partners and themselves. They lie about murder, theft, kidnapping, rape and […]