Friday, February 7, 2014

Two innocent Brooklyn men set free after 21 years...SMH

 So the next time one reads a story about a black man being found guilty or accused of a crime, give pause and try to dig for facts. This story reminds me of the recent one about the 2 young black boys in Georgia accused of shooting a baby while trying to rob the mother, a mother whom in the past has lost custody of her previous children, who's daughter and husband thinks she is guilty, and she also has a history of mental illness. She was NEVER investigated. Read Here:


The last time Anthony Yarbough was free, he was running in tears from his Brooklyn apartment yelling, “They're all dead,” having just discovered his mother, half-sister and her friend brutally stabbed.
On Thursday, he also shed a tear when leaving court finally a free man again after prosecutors agreed to set aside his conviction — along with that of alleged accomplice Sharrif Wilson.

The two men spent over 21 years in prison for the 1992 triple murder.

“I'm happy to be vindicated,” Yarbough, 39, said as he left the courtroom
. “I don't even know how to describe it. I'm overwhelmed right now.”

Minutes earlier, prosecutor Mark Hale announced that “the defendants convictions must be vacated” in light of newly discovered evidence and that trying them again “would be both impractical and unjust.”

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