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Boston police chasing white suspect wrongly arrested Black man, lawsuit says

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A police officer in suburban Boston who was pursuing a white suspect pinned a 20-year-old Black man to the ground and placed a knee on the man’s neck despite having no evidence he was involved in any crime, according ...

US marshals hunt man wrongly released over shooting of Lady Gaga’s dog walker

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The US Marshals Service is searching for a man who was erroneously released from custody after being arrested for shooting a dog walker who worked for the singer and actor Lady Gaga. In a statement on Monday, the fede...

Australian government wrongly cancelled citizenship of man on death row in Iraq, family claim

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The former Coalition government wrongly cancelled the citizenship of an Australian man on death row in Iraq, leaving him stateless as he awaited hanging on terrorism charges, his family and lawyers claim. Ahmad Merhi,...

Australian government wrongly cancelled citizenship of man on death row in Iraq, family claim

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The former Coalition government wrongly cancelled the citizenship of an Australian man on death row in Iraq, leaving him stateless as he awaited hanging on terrorism charges, his family and lawyers claim. Ahmad Merhi,...

Last Salem ‘witch’ pardoned 329 years after she was wrongly convicted

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It took more than three centuries, but the last Salem “witch” has been officially pardoned. Massachusetts lawmakers on Thursday formally exonerated Elizabeth Johnson Jr, clearing her name 329 years after she was wrong...

Wrongly built drainage system led to Stonehaven train crash, investigators find

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A drainage system wrongly built by Carillion and unchecked by Network Rail led to the Stonehaven train crash, investigators have found, when a Scotrail train hit debris washed by rain on to the railway track. Three pe...

Wrongly convicted Post Office workers say former bosses should face jail

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Former Post Office workers who were among those wrongfully convicted for theft, fraud and false accounting have called for the company’s former management to go to jail for their part in the long-running scandal. More...

How Ida B Wells became the last hope for 12 wrongly convicted Black men

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Throughout the Red Summer of 1919 and beyond, no journalist did more to chronicle the lynchings and other forms of terror inflicted on Black people than Ida B Wells-Barnett. From East St Louis, Illinois, to Elaine, A...

UK taxpayer to foot bill for Post Office staff wrongly convicted of theft

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The government has agreed that the taxpayer will foot the substantial compensation bill for former Post Office workers who were wrongly convicted of theft due to the defective Horizon IT system. The Post Office has sa...

My role in clearing the man wrongly convicted for rape of Alice Sebold

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 Anthony Broadwater, a 61-year-old resident of Syracuse, New York state, and former marine, was exonerated last week of the brutal rape, assault and robbery of best-selling author Alice Sebold. He was convicted in 198...

Wrongly convicted post office workers need compensation now, inquiry told

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The independent inquiry into how hundreds of Post Office workers were wrongfully accused of theft, fraud and false accounting as a result of computer errors has been urged to demand immediate compensation for those af...

NHS trusts wrongly billing vulnerable migrants for maternity care, says charity

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NHS trusts are wrongly hounding vulnerable migrant women for payment of bills of thousands of pounds for maternity care, according to a report. While some women who have been trafficked, persecuted in their home count...

‘A great responsibility’: Sion Daniel Young on playing the man wrongly accused of killing Rachel Nickell

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Getting the centre parting right was tricky. It wasn’t the biggest challenge Sion Daniel Young faced in playing Colin Stagg, the victim of one of the gravest miscarriages of justice in British criminal history, but it...

Wrongly convicted Post Office workers to get up to £100,000 interim payouts

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Post Office workers who have had convictions for theft, fraud and false accounting resulting from computing errors quashed will each get an interim compensation payment of up to £100,000 the government has said. In a ...

Woman faces hate charge after wrongly accusing black teen of taking phone

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A California woman who wrongly accused a black teen of taking her phone at a New York City hotel late last year and grabbed at him as he tried to leave has been charged with a hate crime. Miya Ponsetto was arraigned i...

Home Office letter wrongly tells British citizens to apply for settled status

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A number of long-term British citizens have expressed alarm at receiving letters from the Home Office telling them they risk losing the right to work, benefits and free healthcare unless they apply for UK immigration ...

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