MAN WRONGLY CONVICTED WHEN $13 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

An African-American man, who went to prison for six years was awarded $13 million dollars in a settlement , which was agreed upon by the San Francisco board of supervisors .

According to NPR, Jamal Trulove, who is also an actor, was reportedly set up and served prison time for a 2007 murder he did not commit. His 2015 retrial proved his innocence, and he was acquitted for the crime.

In 2007, Trulove sued the SFPD, after he was arrested and sent to prison for the murder of his friend Seu Kuka.

A jury would later determine that San Francisco police officers Maureen D’Amico and Michael Johnson lied and falsified evidence in the case, and even coerced a witness to lie and claim that Trulove was the shooter.

If the case was not overturned, Trulove could of spent the rest of his life behind bar.

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https://thegrio.com/2019/03/20/black-man-framed-by-police-for-killing-his-friend-awarded-13-million-settlement/

A TRANSGENDER IMMIGRANT DETAINEE DIES IN ICE CUSTODY

By: Leon kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

The Family and lawyers of Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez, are looking for answers in how she died.

According to her family and their representatives, Rodriguez, was an HIV positive transgender woman from Honduras, who was seeking Asylum in the United States.

On May 13, she was taken into ICE custody, at the Ysidro Port of entry near the border of San Diego, California. On May 16, She would be transferred to a for-profit ICE detention center, the Cibola County Correctional Center in New Mexico, and placed in a unit for transgender detainees.

Nine days later, she would die at the Lovelace medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was originally determined that she died of cardiac arrest. Later, a private autopsy, which was paid for by the Transgender Law Center, which is presenting Rodriguez’s family, later revealed that they believed she died of dehydration, in combination with her HIV infection, the autopsy, would also show signs of possible abuse, she reportedly had shackle marks on her wrist and bruising on her stomach and back, which could suggest that she was beaten.

According to CNN, “TLC sent a written notice of a personal injury and wrongful death claim to the state of New Mexico on November 19, the first step in filing a lawsuit.”

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https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/11/27/us/transgender-asylum-seeker-wrongful-death-claim/index.html

FBI ADMITS WHITE SUPREMACIST GROUPS HAVE INFILTRATED LAW ENFORCEMENT

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

The FBI acknowledges that white supremacist and white-hate groups have infiltrated law enforcement in the United States, according to a classified 2015 counterterrorism policy guide that was obtained by the Intercept.

Daryl Johnson, a former Department of Homeland Security, researcher states: ” Federal law enforcement agencies in general-the FBI, the Marshals, the ATF are aware that extremists have infiltrated state and local law enforcement agencies”.

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/report-fbi-finds-white-supremacists-infiltrated-law-enforcement-agencies/ar-AAmsNqM

WHITE SUPREMACIST TERRORIST,  DYLANN ROOF SENTENCED TO DEATH

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

Dylann Roof will now have to spend the rest of his life, figuratively speaking in hell.
After a 12-person jury sentenced the white supremacist and domestic terrorist to death on tuesday, for the evil crime of killing nine black church goers, including senior pastor and state senator Clementa C. Pinckney at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, in Charleston, South Carolina, om June 17, 2015.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/dylann-roof-sentenced-death-murdering-9-black-churchgoers-article-1.2942967

CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS MAKE MANDATORY PRISON SENTENCES FOR ANY PERSON  CONVICTED OF RAPING AN UNCONSCIOUS OR INTOXICATED PERSON

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

After nationwide outrage from 10’s of thousands of citizens all over the country signing online petitions and demanding the unseating of California Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky.

The judge who gave a six month slap on the wrist-jail sentence to privileged and affluent Stanford University student Brock Turner, who got convicted of raping an unconscious woman.

California law makers finally heard the cry for justice and the California Assembly passed a measure 66-0, that requires a mandatory prison sentence for anyone convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious or intoxicated person.

Assemblyman Bill Dodd, one of the bill’s Author stated: “Sexually assaulting an unconscious or intoxicated victim is a terrible crime and our laws need to reflect that.”

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http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/08/30/491989477/california-lawmakers-approve-mandatory-sentencing-for-rape?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160830