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Forum on Wrongful Convictions Videos

Suffolk University School of Law, Boston


Anthony Naro, Law Student and Organizer

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Q and A includes

  • Arguing the Death Penalty
  • Dealing with Defamation
  • Retribution v. Forgiveness


Institutional inertia, rather than proper procedure, constitutes the american criminal "justice" system's modus operandi. The result is a daily boatload of heartbreaking injustices that could so easily happen to you or your family.

The stories include F.B.I. complicity in murders and frame-ups, prosecutorial misconduct and negligent indifference toward wrongful convictions and, yes, even executions. It becomes clear that prosecutorial and police misconduct are both commonplace and malignant in the United States.

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Taken together, these stories, coming directly from sterling sources, form an effective debunking tool, effectively eviscerating the common and seemingly reasonable arguments in support of the death penalty.

Innocence and corruption, morality, cost and other issues are addressed.

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When the audience of law students steers the discussion to the death penalty, Keine, Avery and Hrones offer their powerful personal insight on efficacy, arguing and lobbying.

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Bonus: New Mexico Prison Guards Charged

Michael Avery

Michael Avery tells the shocking history of F.B.I. complicity in mob murders involving Raymond Patriarca, the Flemmis, and others.

He explains his role representing families of murder victims whom the F.B.I. sacrificed, not only to avoid suspicion of their illegal wiretaps, but in a much wider conspiratorial involvement with the mobsters.

Learn what FBI Director Hoover was doing about organized crime, (a problem which he told us, quite famously, did not exist!) Public Enemy #1 Hoover, by the way, was not a fan of the NLG.

Avery helped to win for the Limone family, a record breaking $101,000,000.00 award (appealed) in a civil case against the F.B.I.

Michael Avery is a former President of the National Lawyers Guild and a Professor at Suffolk Law.

Professor Avery is a talented speaker, we are alway pleased to record. Here, he hands us a special personal story that could not be more relevant to the topic. Having lost a family member to violent crime, he shares his struggle with retribution and forgiveness.

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Ronald Keine

Exonerated death-row prisoner Ronald Keine tells his personal story of an outrageous police frame-up Keine and his friends were viciously prosecuted and sentenced to be murdered by the state.

When when a cop confessed to the killing, the Prosecutor said "Case closed." Executing the innocent was too convenient, compared with serving justice.

So it hit the press, and the moss-caked wheels of justice groaned a bit. You must hear the facts Keine relates.

Ronald Keine (website) of Witness for Innocence is a death penalty activist with a special edge on the issue. He was nearly murdered by the state of New Mexico.

Keine's story is a riveting exposé revealing the ubiquitous banality of evil in the "criminal" justice system.

...There's also a rather scary connection to the Kennedy assassination.

Stephen Hrones

Speaking directly to law students, Boston criminal defense attorney Stephen Hrones talks about his cases.

Institutional impediments to justice Hrones reveals, include politics of the high court (wrongful refusal to overturn lower court verdicts, particularly in high profile cases,) the “need” of police to charge someone immediately, and the subsequent resistance to considering other suspects, even if, (in fact, especially if) better information emerges.

Stephen Hrones (website) is a criminal defense attorney with 35 years experience practicing in local, state and federal courts (appeals.) He has helped to free wrongfully convicted persons, and promises to continue to do so.

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