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Some Judgments Are Too Final

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Heroes / Repairing the System

Here is a photo of Thomas Thompson who was executed at San Quentin in 1998. Thompson was sentenced to death after being convicted of murder and rape in Orange County, California. The death sentence was voided by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals because Thompson had not received effective assistance of counsel at his trial. That court also concluded that the prosecution had “manipulated witnesses and evidence” against him in “a desire to win at […]