The Injustice Files

The Injustice Files

This is a podcast about injustice experienced by innocent US citizens subjected to the bias, discrimination, inherent latent racism and corruption in the US criminal justice system. We feature people falsely imprisoned for years and decades, and sometimes executed when they were innocent of the crimes for which they were convicted. We witness hidden exculpatory evidence, police who abuse, torture and beat innocent citizens into false guilty pleadings and coerced confessions. We witness how the US justice system clearly outnumbers and overwhelms all but the most wealthy among us. We see how a typical US citizen, once accused, is the mythical man that brings a knife to a gunfight. Sometimes the gun is a pistol, sometimes an AK47, other times a 50mm machine gun, and occasionally an Abrams tank., Regardless of caliber, the weapon is used to ostensibly protect the rest of us 'law abiding' citizens. One way or another, we voted this system into existence, or we approved willingly in one way or another; by shouting approvingly of criminal convictions by any means, or sat idly by but still voting for 'law and order' candidates to protect ourselves and whom we love from criminality exaggerated by politicians, police and prosecutors.

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December 4, 2019 8 min

In this, our first episode of The Injustice Files, we reach back into the roots of DNA testing in England and then the US, with the first exoneration in the US using DNA technology.

In 1987, Kirk was found guilty and sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a nine year old girl near Baltimore MD. Some years later, Kirk read about DNA technology and pushed his lawyers to use it to test evidence. Eventually, even after a second t...

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In this, our first episode of The Injustice Files, we reach back into the roots of DNA testing in England and then the US, with the first exoneration in the US using DNA technology.

In 1987, Kirk was found guilty and sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a nine year old girl near Baltimore MD. Some years later, Kirk read about DNA technology and pushed his lawyers to use it to test evidence. Eventually, even after a second t...

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December 12, 2019 20 min

  In this, our first episode of The Injustice Files, we reach back into the roots of DNA testing in England and then the US, with the first exoneration in the US using DNA technology.

In 1987, Kirk was found guilty and sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a nine year old girl near Baltimore MD. Some years later, Kirk read about DNA technology and pushed his lawyers to use it to test evidence. Eventually, even after a second...

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December 13, 2019 20 min

In this, our first episode of The Injustice Files, we reach back into the roots of DNA testing in England and then the US, with the first exoneration in the US using DNA technology.

In 1987, Kirk was found guilty and sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a nine year old girl near Baltimore MD. Some years later, Kirk read about DNA technology and pushed his lawyers to use it to test evidence. Eventually, even after a second t...

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December 14, 2019 31 min

In this, our first episode of The Injustice Files, we reach back into the roots of DNA testing in England and then the US, with the first exoneration in the US using DNA technology.

In 1987, Kirk was found guilty and sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a nine year old girl near Baltimore MD. Some years later, Kirk read about DNA technology and pushed his lawyers to use it to test evidence. Eventually, even after a second t...

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December 15, 2019 26 min

In this, our first episode of The Injustice Files, we reach back into the roots of DNA testing in England and then the US, with the first exoneration in the US using DNA technology.

In 1987, Kirk was found guilty and sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a nine year old girl near Baltimore MD. Some years later, Kirk read about DNA technology and pushed his lawyers to use it to test evidence. Eventually, even after a second t...

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December 16, 2019 28 min

In this, our first episode of The Injustice Files, we reach back into the roots of DNA testing in England and then the US, with the first exoneration in the US using DNA technology.

In 1987, Kirk was found guilty and sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a nine year old girl near Baltimore MD. Some years later, Kirk read about DNA technology and pushed his lawyers to use it to test evidence. Eventually, even after a second t...

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December 17, 2019 54 min

This Introduction to the Injustice Files podcast defines our mission, how we came to focus on this topic and discusses some core historical and social drivers that created and now have a 
Criminal Justice system that administers unjust founds that are often outrageous and always damaging the lives of innocent citizens.

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In This Spotlight on Justice we take a different twist and look at the infamous Detective John Burge and how his crew ran roughshod on South Side Chicago sending dozens of innocent men and women to prison using torture, coerced confession and falsified or hidden evidence. So far their run lead to abolishing the Death Penalty in Illinois and the exoneration of over 70 men from prison, some from Death Row, and still counting......

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February 2, 2020 4 min

Summarizing the problems leading to Alton Logan's false conviction and later exoneration.

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February 2, 2020 23 min

With the death of one of the actual murderers, a push by public defenders reveals information leading to Alton's exoneration.

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February 2, 2020 9 min

Alton slowly adapts to prison life, learning to survive and avoid the most violent inside. After a new trail leaves him still incarcerated, he begins hearing rumors of exonerating evidence being hidden by officers of the court.

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February 2, 2020 9 min

Logan is tried with Ace and sentenced to life in prison while detectives hide evidence of Gino being the shooter and other courtroom antics by prosecutors guarantee a guilty verdict. 

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February 2, 2020 25 min

Unbeknownst to Alton, who is implicated by one of the McDonalds perpetrators and is arrested at his mother's home.  He is brought in for questioning by Detective Burge's crew and bravely maintains his innocence under threats of violence and torture while his brother Tony is handcuffed to a hot radiator to force information from him as well.

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February 2, 2020 11 min


Two of the most vile street hustlers kill one police officer and wound another in a McDonald  in south side Chicago after an argument broke out with McDonald's employees. Alton  Logan, whom had no involvement in the crime spends that day hustling for a few dollars on the streets and later in the day the ex con smokes some pot with his cousin and spends that evening watching TV with his mother, brother and a friend of theirs at ...

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In this Spotlight episode we discuss the beginnings of and growing extent of The Innocence Project.

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March 1, 2020 22 min

WE discuss the many ways evidence was stacked up against Michael and the results of pursuing those responsible for his false imprisonment.

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March 1, 2020 14 min

After years of failed appeals, The Innocence Project takes on Michael's case and pursues DNA testing.  The first DNA tests showed no DNA other than Chris' at the crime scene, failing to exonerate Michael.
Then as they persist on and finally get to the bandana evidence found outside of the house by Chris' brother and ultimately hidden at trial, DNA is tested showing a third profile, not belonging to Michael or Chris.  
Tha...

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Michael's new life was typical of the brutal, degrading and dehumanizing life of most Texas prison inmates.  As years passed and he sought what seemed to be hopeless rounds of appeals, he adapted and managed to blend with prison life and avoid the worst of it all as he found his closest friends among other men convicted of murder;  for those men were here because of individual distinct events of fury or passion whereas others w...

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March 1, 2020 29 min

Leading up to trial, neither he nor his attorneys know of the evidence police and prosecutors are hiding from them. Police and the prosecutor angled to exclude or hide blood evidence, neighbor sightings of a strange man prowling about and a statement from his own son, Eric, that 'Daddy was not there.' when the monster hurt mommy.

At trial, prosecutors produced no evidence linking him to the murder and somehow managed to have...

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