David Robinson, Charges Dropped After 18 Years of Incarceration
On May 14, 2018 David Robinson was released after almost 18 years in the MO Corrections System. He had been wrongfully convicted and in the release order from the MO Supreme Court they agreed that Robinson had met his burden of proof and established what’s known as a “gateway” claim of innocence after proving his constitutional rights were violated during his trial. This ruling is significant for a number of other wrongfully convicted citizens still being held by the state of Missouri, many of them that have also proven their innocence in court but are being held on technicalities.
Host Latahra Smith talks with David Robinson about his case of wrongful conviction, the court ruling that set him free and its significance for others such as Ricky Kidd and Keith Carnes.
KFVS article – http://www.kfvs12.com/story/38087260/sikeston-mo-man-released-charges-dismissed-nearly-18-years-after-murder-conviction/?fbclid=IwAR0q13mjir0JVIHRKuPs-Xn6Cy9u7FOECVnYIqtqjOc4NZw25IiSL7sNq9E
The Deprived: Innocent On Death Row by Steffan Hou
The book, The Deprived: Innocent On Death Row tells the stories of innocent Americans sentenced to death, examines the flawed investigations and myopic prosecutions of the murders and whether it is possible to restore life after being wrongfully incarcerated for decades.
Steffan Hou takes a look at the US Justice System from the perspective of a journalist, a storyteller and a media and communications advisor. Although he was born and lives in Denmark, he has traveled and worked extensively in the USA and has written another book, A Dream Derailed, that resulted from his personal investigation of the American Dream.
Host Elisa Brietenbach talks with Steffan Hou about his book The Deprived: Innocent On Death Row, an investigation of the American Justice System and cases of the wrongfully convicted on Death Row.
One place to purchase book – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43299834-the-deprived
The JoJR Calendar for the week of March 25th
Veronica’s Voice invites you to their annual celebration and fundraiser, In The Words Of Survivors: Joyfully Looking Towards the Future. This evening of inspiration from poetry and short stories authored by survivors of commercial sexual exploitation performed by local artists and drinks and dessert, will be held Saturday, March 30th, 6pm – 8pm at the Meadowlark Event Center, 20650 W 191st St, Spring Hill, KS. For more information and tickets go to veronicasvoice.org
Momma On a Mission will be hosting their 5th annual fundraiser, “Walk a Mile in My Shoes”, Saturday, April 6th, at Tower Park, 75th and Holmes, KCMO. The walk will begin at 11:30am and will be open to everyone that wants to make a difference in the community, with an emphasis towards assisting the needs of the families of homicide victims and violent crime. If you or your business would like to be a sponsor contact Monique Willis at 816-499-1214 or email [email protected] To register for the walk go online to mommaonamission.myevent.com
Corey’s Network invites survivors of murder to their weekly workshops to learn how to deal with grief, the media, investigation, court, and moving forward after a homicide has occurred. This is a workshop, not a grief group. The next workshop, What to expect from the investigation, will be held Monday, March 25th at the Church of the Four Corners, 14300 E. US HWY 40, KCMO. The church is located East of the HyVee at 40 Hwy and Noland Rd. For more information and listing of future workshops call 816.834.9161 or email [email protected]