Another innocent man released from prison in Georgia

Yet another man wrongfully convicted on the basis of eyewitness testimony was released from a Georgia prison this week. John White was convicted in 1980 of raping a 74 year old woman in West Georgia. The Athens Banner-Herald has the story. The dedicated criminal defense lawyers at the Georgia Innocence Project did it again. I…

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88 People indicted in Atlanta federal drug conspiracy

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Atlanta indicted 88 individuals who are alleged to be connected to two major drug cartels in Mexico. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the federal government’s investigation in this case, which involved law enforcement officers from 300 agencies, led to the seizure of $10 million in cash, 111 kilograms of cocaine,…

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Georgia Supreme Court strikes down Georgia sex offender law

The Georgia Supreme Court today struck down a critical portion of Georgia’s Sex Offender Registration law by declaring its residency restrictions unconstitutional. In Mann v. Georgia Department of Corrections, the Court held that the statute unconstitutionally forces individuals to move whenever a new child care facility, church or school happens to move within 1,000 feet…

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