AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former prosecutor who used false testimony and withheld evidence to send a now-exonerated man to Texas' death row has lost an appeal to overturn his disbarment. A federal appeals court reversed his conviction in 2006.
Sheva Kuvet HartI cannot tell a lie, I am so excited to move out of Texas! This case has long captured my attention. The coverage that Anthony Graves got at long last demonstrates the cozy history that Texas has with falsely representing their "tough on crime" agenda. They are not tough on crime, Texas is corrupt from the arresting officers, to the investigators, the DAs, the unskilled, no resources public defenders, to the judges, they all play their part in destroying the lives of the innocent!
Please join the Texas Coalition to Abolish The Death Penalty. You don't have to live here to support this important work!
22 hours ago · 2
Julie FiskWoohoo! About time this happened, far too many prosecutors get away with kind of thing. I hope Mr. Graves is compensated for every single day he's lost, mental anguish, and loss of freedom. Much love to you, Mr. Graves! I'm so very happy that you've received justice and so has this prosecutor!!
23 hours ago · 2
Diana HillAt a book club meeting, we reviewed the book, "The Innocent Project". While most of us were mind-boggled by the injustice in the system, one woman said, "But they're guilty of something--right?" Ugh!
7 hours ago
Tanya NinerellGood. Finally a case with justice to do something to the POS lawyer who ruined an innocent mans life.
14 hours ago
Carla MichelleGive that prosecutor LIFE! See how I didn't say death because I don't even think this piece of shit deserves death by man. No one does
22 hours ago · 1
Christine WilliamsIt's a start but need more significant repercussions to put and end to it.
Exoneree Ryan Ferguson is joining us this year as emcee at our Faces of Innocence gala. Ryan was exonerated in 2012 after spending 10 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Since his exoneration, Ryan has used his story to advocate for other people who are wrongly incarcerated. He hosted MTV's Unlocking The Truth, and recently joined MIP's board of directors. You can check out the show here and learn about Ryan's work! ... See MoreSee Less
At 17, Bryan Sheppard was the youngest of five people convicted in an arson fire in 1988 that killed six Kansas City firefighters. No physical evidence connected Bryan or his codefendants to the crime and a highly redacted DOJ report implicated at least two other individuals. Bryan's sentence was shortened, and he was released from prison this year after the US Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to impose mandatory life sentences on juveniles without first taking into account their individual circumstances and life history. Welcome home, Bryan! ... See MoreSee Less
Joey Ellis-ForbesI can't say enough how happy I am you have been reunited with your loved ones.....But there is more to the story....The cost has been great....Of course the firefighters and the families as well as those who were convicted and their families....At this time I am asking for everyone now to pray for those of us BEHIND the scenes whose lives have been devastated as well.....Things are NOT as they appear.....Please pray for those of us that are collateral damage and our children who will NEVER be with us because of the threats that have caused some to live in hiding.....It's not much of a life I can tell you.....
4 days ago
Thane McDanielDon't forget people there were six firefighters killed in the line of duty 😞