Saturday, November 17, 2012

George Allen: Wrongly Convicted Mentally Ill Inmate in Missouri

Police hid evidence to wrongfully convict a mentally ill black man for murder. George Allen was freed after 30 years in a Missouri prison. Police withheld evidence that indicated Allen's innocence, and the prosecutor went for the death penalty. Allen might have been killed if a juror had not had an emergency and could not finish the trial. Some police officers and prosecutors are content to close cases by lying on minorities and mentally ill Americans. It is relatively easy to extract false confessions from children the mentally ill. See the entire article at this link http://dogjusticeformentallyill.blogspot.com/2012/11/mentally-ill-man-freed-after-30-years.html

George Allen was sentenced to the "other death row" - life in prison. But thanks to hard work by the Innocence Project, he is a free man today. If a juror had not had an emergency, Allen would probably have been executed for a crime he did not do http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/old-st-louis-police-cases-need-scrutiny-lawyers-for-released/article_c6985f47-74df-521c-9c33-dc29bb1d2f9c.html

Thank you, Innocence Project and supporters! Ten ways you can help are listed at the Innocence Project website http://www.innocenceproject.org/fix/What-can-I-do.php

Free the innocent.

2 comments:

Mary Neal said...

Repeat of Paragraph 1 -- Police hid evidence to wrongfully convict mentally ill black man for murder. See the VIDEO at this link http://www.kmbc.com/news/kansas-city/Mo-man-convicted-in-rape-murder-freed-after-30-years/-/11664182/17412208/-/d88fx3/-/index.html George Allen was freed after 30 years by DNA evidence. Some police officers and prosecutors are content to close cases by lying on minorities and mentally ill Americans. It is relatively easy to extract false confessions from children and mentally ill people. (There should be three links above this line. Censorship is applied to stories of wrongful convictions, especially with the factors that led to George Allen's wrongful conviction: (1) deliberate falsification by police and prosecutors; (2) wrongful death penalty conviction; (3) racism; and (4) a mentally or physically challenged victim.)

Mary Neal said...

Vanguard channels many of its customers' investments into prisons, where over a million mentally ill inmates are punished for their "illegal" health condition.