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High-Tech Unit works to bring online predators to justice

The convicted sex offender from Connecticut was on the hunt again.

This time, Bryan White set his sights on a girl from Burlington County. He spent months talking to her online. Now, the self-professed “child lover” wanted the 13-year-old to travel to him for sex.

Neither a previous 12-year prison term for sexual assault nor the inpatient sex offender program White was enrolled in stopped him. He was ready, showing up with condoms and liquor.

In a separate incident, another online predator pursued a 14-year-old girl whom he hoped to meet at a restaurant in Mount Holly so he could turn months of online suggestive banter into sex. He was 62.

But instead of finding the girls whom they had hoped to lure, both men were greeted by the police, who had brought evidence and arrest warrants to the planned rendezvous.

Unbeknownst to them,

Read more at: http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/news/20180107/high-tech-unit-works-to-bring-online-predators-to-justice

High-Tech Unit works to bring online predators to justice – News …

The convicted sex offender from Connecticut was on the hunt again.

This time, Bryan White set his sights on a girl from Burlington County. He spent months talking to her online. Now, the self-professed “child lover” wanted the 13-year-old to travel to him for sex.

Neither a previous 12-year prison term for sexual assault nor the inpatient sex offender program White was enrolled in stopped him. He was ready, showing up with condoms and liquor.

In a separate incident, another online predator pursued a 14-year-old girl whom he hoped to meet at a restaurant in Mount Holly so he could turn months of online suggestive banter into sex. He was 62.

But instead of finding the girls whom they had hoped to lure, both men were greeted by the police, who had brought evidence and arrest warrants to the planned rendezvous.

Unbeknownst to them,

Read more at: http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/news/20180107/high-tech-unit-works-to-bring-online-predators-to-justice

Making a Murderer Continued: Will Brendan Dassey Ever Receive Justice?

This article first appeared on Dorf on Law.

In 1970, the University of Chicago Law Review published an article titled Is Innocence Irrelevant? Collateral Attack on Criminal Judgments by federal appeals court judge Henry Friendly.

Judge Friendly was a judicial conservative in the small-c sense, non-ideological, committed to deciding cases narrowly, and an expert legal craftsman.

As a young lawyer, Chief Justice John Roberts clerked for Friendly during Friendly’s later years, and Roberts is fond of quoting (though not always abiding by) Friendly’s aphorism that if it is not necessary to decide an issue to decide a case, it is necessary not to decide the issue.

Is Innocence Irrelevant? was somewhat uncharacteristic of Friendly in that it offered a controversial policy proposal on a politically contentious issue.

Exonerated Baltimore man: $15 million verdict brings justice

Sabein Burgess spent nearly two decades behind bars for a murder he always insisted he had nothing to do with. Now, a federal jury has given final vindication to the wrongfully convicted man by awarding him $15 million in his lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department and two detectives.

But the big award by a federal jury is nearly an afterthought for the 47-year-old Burgess, who was released from prison in 2014 after being exonerated and awarded $15 million late Tuesday.

“My lawsuit was never about the money. It was about clearing my name and proving that I was used as a scapegoat to close the case,” Burgess told The Associated Press on Wednesday at a relative’s home in a troubled section of Baltimore.

Immediately after the verdict Tuesday, Burgess told reporters gathered outside a courthouse that “justice has been served.” A day later, he pondered whether it

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/exonerated-man-point-baltimore-lawsuit-clear-51333965

How Netflix is breeding a new generation of miscarriage of justice lawyers

Making a Murderer, Time: The Kalief Browder Story, The Confession Tapes and more are piquing law students’ interest

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Miscarriages of justice, though tedious, time-consuming and technicality-heavy, have long proved a tantalising area of law for students. Now, the advent of the Netflix crime documentary era has made it all the more attractive.

Tales of criminal injustice on our TV screens did not begin with the red-logoed livestreaming service. But Netflix has produced the goods, including: Amanda Knox, Time: The Kalief Browder Story, The Confession Tapes, Making a Murderer, Into the Abyss, Death by Fire and West of Memphis. It’s become such a thing, users of the service can now enjoy American Vandal — a satire of the true crime shows Netflix has become so closely associated with.

How Netflix is breeding a new generation of miscarriage of justice …

Making a Murderer, Time: The Kalief Browder Story, The Confession Tapes and more are piquing law students’ interest

Image via Netflix

Miscarriages of justice, though tedious, time-consuming and technicality-heavy, have long proved a tantalising area of law for students. Now, the advent of the Netflix crime documentary era has made it all the more attractive.

Tales of criminal injustice on our TV screens did not begin with the red-logoed livestreaming service. But Netflix has produced the goods, including: Amanda Knox, Time: The Kalief Browder Story, The Confession Tapes, Making a Murderer, Into the Abyss, Death by Fire and West of Memphis. It’s become such a thing, users of the service can now enjoy American Vandal — a satire of the true crime shows Netflix has become so closely associated with.

Storyteller for Justice: Joe Berlinger On Documenting 25 Years of True Crime

Fans of film and TV have come to recognize Berlinger’s stock-in-trade: a socially conscious approach to advocacy that is also cinematically groundbreaking. It’s won him dozens of awards and nominations, including a Best Documentary Academy Award nomination, multiple Emmy awards and nominations, prizes at the world’s top film festivals, and most recently, a 2017 International Documentary Association nomination for his latest feature documentary, “Intent to Destroy.”

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/storyteller-for-justice-joe-berlinger-on-documenting_us_59f5f013e4b06acda25f4ade

The ‘Justice League’ Poster Reminds Us Of ‘Batman Forever’

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‘Justice League’ poster

Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc. dropped a new Justice League poster yesterday. If the colors and layout reminded you of something, that may not have been an accident. Yes, the poster art, in terms of its design and intent, is not unlike the posters for Joel Schumacher’s Batman sequels. The character layouts are not unlike the Batman Robin poster, while the action-y poses are similar to the Batman Forever one-sheet. Be it coincidence or design, it’s just another way that Warner Bros. hopes that Justice League, in terms of audience reception and box office uptick, will play like Batman Forever.

If you’re an old man like me, you might remember the outcry that greeted the release of Tim Burton’s Batman Returns. The Michael Keaton/Danny DeVito/Michelle Pfeiffer/Christopher Walken action sequel was, of course, the follow-up to Burton’s record-crushing Batman from

Read more at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2017/10/19/new-justice-league-poster-wants-to-remind-you-of-batman-forever/

The ‘Justice League’ Poster Brings To Mind ‘Batman Forever’

Warner Bros.

‘Justice League’ poster

Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc. dropped a new Justice League poster yesterday. If the colors and layout reminded you of something, that may not have been an accident. Yes, the poster art, in terms of its design and intent, is not unlike the posters for Joel Schumacher’s Batman sequels. The character layouts are not unlike the Batman Robin poster, while the action-y poses are similar to the Batman Forever one-sheet. Be it coincidence or design, it’s just another way that Warner Bros. hopes that Justice League, in terms of audience reception and box office uptick, will play like Batman Forever.

If you’re an old man like me, you might remember the outcry that greeted the release of Tim Burton’s Batman Returns. The Michael Keaton/Danny DeVito/Michelle Pfeiffer/Christopher Walken action sequel was, of course, the follow-up to Burton’s record-crushing Batman from

Read more at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2017/10/19/new-justice-league-poster-wants-to-remind-you-of-batman-forever/

The unlikely role of true crime podcasts in criminal justice reform

While the true crime genre has long been established in literature and television, and its broad popularity continues on today with recent hits like The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, HBO’s The Jinx, and Netflix’s Making a Murderer, the genre has made new waves in an unsuspecting mediumpodcasts.

Beginning with Serial in 2014, the popular podcast about a Baltimore teen’s murder and her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed, who is serving a life sentence after a highly contested conviction, there’s been an explosion of true crime and wrongful conviction retellings and analyses through audio. In fact, true crime podcasts often top the iTunes top podcast chart, generally considered the best measure of a show’s popularity.

The appeal of true crime podcasts

True crime retellings first appeared in the 1500s as part of sensational leaflets written by the British, recounting tales of gruesome crimes. By the 20th century,

Read more at: https://qz.com/1101889/the-unlikely-role-of-true-crime-podcasts-in-criminal-justice-reform/