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These two intellectually disabled half brothers, at the ages of 15 and 19, were coerced into signing statements, after hours of interrogation that would lead to their incarceration.

THEY HAVE BEEN IN JAIL LONGER THEN MUST OF YA’LL HAVE BEEN ALIVE FOR SOMETHING THEY DID NOT DO.

police aint shit bruh I hate them so much at this fucking point

Not just police: 

DEADLIEST D.A.’ District Attorney Joe Freeman Britt, in 1987, the man who prosecuted Mr. Brown and Henry McCollum. Credit Jim Bounds/The News & Observer, via Associated Press

Their release concluded a judicial horror story in which the two men were sent to death row though no physical evidence linked them to the murder. At the same time, a serial sex offender who lived less than 100 yards from the crime scene — and who, a few weeks after that murder, would kill a teenage girl nearby in strikingly similar circumstances — was never pursued as a suspect.

But if the case was finally closed, the episode reopened ugly memories of what critics say was a merciless criminal justice system that ran roughshod over helpless people for decades in this poor, sprawling, racially volatile county sometime known as the Great State of Robeson.

At the heart of that is the legacy of Joe Freeman Britt, who earned a spot in “Guinness World Records” and a “60 Minutes” profile for his prowess in sending people to death row. (read more)

They should get paid a million dollars for every single year they were behind bars

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