Injustice. A break from the norm.

I have always felt that when  an injustice has been created, the avenging angels rush down to put things right. OK, I’ve never felt that, but I did always believe that an innocent man would not be left in prison once his innocence has been established. I’m therefore horrified to find  out that under the American system, the guilt or innocence of the person has no bearing on whether they remain  imprisoned or not.

Chris Maharaj is over 80 and has been in  prison, on death row, for 33 years for a crime he did not commit.I won’t say the jury who found him guilty made a mistake because things pointed ti Kris’s guilt at that time. It’s since been proved that the lead detective on  the case committed perjury. In 2016, 6 members of the Medellin Drug Cartel testified that Kris was innocent and that this was a cartel killing. Clive Stafford Smith of the Reprieve Organisation has been working on this case for a long time and has unpicked the prosecution case piece by piece to reach the truth. Kris’s wife has stood by him the entire time he’s been in prison. The thought of Kris spending another year inside is terrible knowing he’s innocent and worse still, ther courts also knowing he;s innocent but they’re prepared to leave him there.

https://reprieve.org.uk/update/the-greatest-injustice-how-a-briton-was-framed-for-murder-by-the-medellin-cartel/#video

Please offer your support to Reprieve and for Americans, perhaps you could ask your senators and representatives to look into why an innocent man is still in prison after 33 years and work for his release.

Huge Hugs to you all.

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About davidprosser

Retired Local Government Officer who started to write at age 60 and hasn't looked back. Writes a humorous diary on the life of a member of the gentry.......and the village he lives in with his sadistic early morning alarm cat Oscar and his wife the formidable Lady J.
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10 Responses to Injustice. A break from the norm.

  1. colettebytes says:

    It is a terrible thing not to put right an injustice. Poor man, and worse, terrible for his wife.
    There seems to be too many people just ‘thrown away’ in our world, just because they are doing the wrong thing, in the wrong place, at the wrong time. It does not mean that they are ‘bad’ but when they are given no means to prove their worth, they have no hope left at all. Hugs David. 🤗🤗🤗❤️

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  2. jilldennison says:

    What a terrible miscarriage of justice, and not the first one, but I believe the longest I know of anybody remaining incarcerated after having been proven innocent. Justice in the U.S. is not always just — much depends on the colour of one’s skin and the size of his/her bank account. 😥

    Thanks for sharing this … I shall re-blog this afternoon.
    Cwtch

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  3. jilldennison says:

    Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    I’ve written before about people who spent 20 years or more in prison before being exonerated by either DNA testing, eyewitness testimony, or a confession by the guilty party. Today, David writes about a case where an 80-year-old man has been proven innocent, yet is still in prison. Justice? I think not! Thank you, David, for bringing this atrocity to the public eye.

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  4. Suze says:

    Reblogged this on suziland too or obsolete childhood and commented:
    outrageous!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. rawgod says:

    Have the powers-that-be said why this man has not been released? I know American justice, or even state justice, is not perfect, but I remember a case I heard of many years ago where a man was exonerated of the crime he was accused of, but he was forced to finish his sentence because the judge was not willing to disrespect the jury’s decision even though it was made on perjured testimony. Funny, the man was black, and the jury was all white, as was the judge. But that didn’t have any bearing on the outcome, according to the judge. He suggested the man would have broken the law anyway, and so he was imprisoned for the crime he would have committed had the first jury not put him safely behind bars.
    I think I saw this on one of those news shows like 60 Minutes or something.
    I never heard if the judge’s ruling was ever struck down, but he should have done the time the innocent man had to do, just because!

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    • davidprosser says:

      The reasoning is pretty much as you’ve said,apparently guilt or innocence holds no sway under the US Constitution when it comes to deciding whether you should remain in prison. So I would expect that since a jury found him guilty that’s enough.And he is brown of course. I don’t suppose the detective who lied has ever been charged.
      Hugs

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