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On the heels of wildly popular shows on television like Netflix's "Making of a Murderer" and HBO's "The Jinx," the American public is reaching a boiling point over the level of blatant injustice in this country.
Yesterday I shared with you two cards that you should definitely look at:
Well, if those cards didn't get you pissed, this one definitely will--and you can blame NEW YORK CITY for this one! Are you ready?! (looks over at @2Distracted @peyhr @MajahnNelson @jazziejazz @Danse @humairaa @EasternShell @GingerMJones @ZoilaObregon @heartofgold35 @amobigbang @butterflyblu @inplainsight @GossamoKewen95 @LAVONYORK @mattk95 @jordanhamilton @animechild51@InVinsybll @TiffanyWallace @atmi @DominiqueThomas @JesusWept)
Imprisoned for 22 years, for a slew of crimes that he didn't commit, Alan Newton, who was wrongfully convicted, was finally set free, thanks to The Innocence Project. Newton was finally exonerated, released from prison in 2006--and broke!
So he did what any rational person, who had their innocent life destroyed, would do: He tried to settle for a monetary award of $5 million (or $227,272 for every year incarcerated). New York was hoping Newton would go away with $1 million instead. That's when he decided to let the same court system that failed him 22 years prior, bring him justice.
In a turn of events, it went to trial and the jury awarded him $18 million.
That's when, despite several court orders to PAY UP, New York has instead, said no. The ruling was made in 2010--six years ago. To date, New York not only is in contempt of the court, but will not pay Newton. In their mind, case is closed.


Where is the justice?
Well, the damage had already been done in his life and the past years ain't coming back because we live in a clock wise direction not anti clock wise. so he should try as possible he can to pick the remaining pieces of his life and fix it the way he can. In life only a day of joy, happiness and peace of mind take away the sorrow or suffering of the past. he should forget the government and face life the way it is now for him and move on. moreover peace of mind in heart make one younger than his or her age. it is a pity for him because it will not be easy for him but if he had been in prison for all this year and still be alive. which means he has already won the other darkness of this insanity world without freedom talk more of now that he has the freedom . it is well my brother. that's life.
It's so true @ZoilaObregon My feeling is, the "system" is willing to pour gobs of money into maintaining prison. A study showed that New York prisoners cost the state about $168,000 per inmate. They should at the VERY LEAST pay Newton that much for the rest of his life. @humairaa--NO! I want the ENTIRE CITY LOCKED UP! hahahaha
Unfortunately there are too many innocents that don't get processed right and end in prison paying for a crime they did not commit. And when proven innocent, the system just wants to wash their hands and say oops we made a mistake and leave it at that.
22 years?? Even money won't get him what he has lost! Fed up with this world, always punishing innocents馃槴馃槬
I remember this! What is a life worth? He will never get those years back. That's over two decades of his life gone. Family members may have passed away that he never got to see. He has so much adjusting to do in society. $$$$. Can't put a price on a life.
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