Gerry Canavan

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Several for Wednesday

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* When I was living in University Circle the only business the neighborhood could retain was a McDonald’s. It looks like times have changed a bit.

* Movers And Deputies Refuse Bank’s Order To Evict 103-Year-Old Atlanta Woman.

* Massive strikes in the UK today.

* More often, though, the fate of an inmate with powerful new evidence of innocence still rests with local prosecutors, some of whom have spun creative theories to explain away the exculpatory findings. In Nassau County on Long Island, after DNA evidence showed that the sperm in a 16-year-old murder victim did not come from the man convicted of the crime, prosecutors argued that it must have come from a consensual lover, even though her mother and best friend insisted she was a virgin. (The unnamed-lover theory has been floated so often that defense lawyers have a derisive term for it: “the unindicted co-­ejaculator.”) In Florida, after DNA showed that the pubic hairs at the scene of a rape did not belong to the convicted rapist, prosecutors argued that the hairs found on the victim’s bed could have come from movers who brought furniture to the bedroom a week or so earlier.

* And xkcd says leave it to Nazis.

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November 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm

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