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http://www.aclu.org/racialjustice/gen/29464res20070423.html

 


Web link"The Trials of Darryl Hunt." Darryl Hunt's Trial (Apr. 2007): n. pag. ACLU. Web. 7 Oct. 2009. <www.aclu.org...>.

 

Anthony Arnette

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            This website tells of the trial of Darryl Hunt, a 19-year-old African-American man, was convicted in 1984 for assault, rape, and murder of a young white woman named Deborah Sykes. Mr. Hunt was convicted for the crime and sentence to life in prison. “Ten years later, DNA testing proved that Hunt did not rape Sykes, and cast serious doubts on his involvement in her murder, but he spent another decade behind bars for a crime he did not commit,” quoted by the ACLU. The most important data read in this article was, “Hunt's real-life courtroom drama reflects systemic issues of broad national concern: the liabilities of cross-racial eyewitness identification, prosecutorial misconduct, inexperienced defense attorneys assigned to capital cases, racial bias in death penalty cases and the criminal justice system generally, and errors in police procedure.” This is a factor of false convictions.

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