Lamonte McIntyre, Wrongfully Convicted, 23 Years Imprisoned, How Did This Happen?
Lamonte McIntyre, Wrongfully Convicted, 23 Years Imprisoned, How Did This Happen? How many others has this happened to? How do we find the others and set them free? Is the real question, How can we keep this from happening again? The news is filled with this story of police corruption, coerced testimony and the 23 years spent behind bars on a wrongful conviction. This is not the first such case and will not be the last one either. What we as a community, as a society need to decide is what are we going to do to rectify these wrongs and what lengths will we go to find the other victims that are still behind bars?
Today host Latahra Smith of the KC Freedom Project talks with Lora McDonald of MORE2 about this case and MORE2’s efforts to bring this problem to the public’s attention. Lora is a close friend of the McIntyre family and will bring her own perspective to the issue. We also will be playing parts of the Wyandotte County Prosecutors Press conference after the hearing was over and the comments of Niko Quinn who was coerced into testifying against Lamonte and spend 20 years trying to tell authorities she had lied. We will also open the phone lines for your questions and comments.