Tag Archives: prosecutor misconduct

Police Bias

Hillary Clinton seemed extremely uncomfortable when confronted by Ricky Jackson earlier this month about her support for the death penalty. This is not surprising: Jackson’s wrongful death sentence four decades ago was the direct result of Ohioan police coercing a 12 … Continue reading

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The Root of Unfairness

Joe Deters, Ohio’s Hamilton County lead prosecutor, is no stranger to unfairness in death penalty cases. In one of his cases, that of Jeffrey Wogenstahl, the misconduct of his own team of prosecutors has been described by Judge Moore as … Continue reading

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A Necessary Motion

Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s most recent motion sent to the Ohio Supreme Court does not focus on Jeff’s innocence, but on whether his trial court had jurisdiction to try him. Jeff maintains his innocence, but the jurisdiction motion must also be filed. The … Continue reading

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Prosecutors: Many Bad Apples

The Daily Beast’s series of articles on prosecutors this summer was alarming. This summary gives a taste of the content: “American prosecutors are powerful officials. They have the power to deprive people of their liberty, destroy their reputations, and even take … Continue reading

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A Shameful List of Scheduled Barbarity

Ohio now has execution dates for 24 people, which is more than any other state. The dates stretch ahead far into 2019, a shameful list of scheduled barbarity. In setting execution dates long in advance Ohio piles on the torture, forcing inmates to … Continue reading

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Death Penalty Victims

The Governor of Ohio, Governor Kasich, supports the death penalty because he feels that it provides justice and closure to the grieving families of murder victims.* Perhaps he should talk to Melinda Dawson†, whose mother was brutally murdered in Barberton, … Continue reading

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Snitch Testimony, and the Magical Appearance of Hair

At Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s trial, testimony was given by a so-called ‘jailhouse snitch’, Bruce Wheeler, an informant who said he had heard Jeff confess to the murder of 10-year-old Amber Garrett. Why should we worry about this? Because, as Radley Balko … Continue reading

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