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4 Innocent Native Americans Jailed For 18 Years, Set Free – But Only After Agreeing Not To Sue

20.12.15

4 Innocent Native Americans Jailed For 18 Years, Set Free – But Only After Agreeing Not To Sue: [activistpost.com] Fearing legal retribution, the court forced the innocent men to agree that they would not sue the state or city, even though they should have every right to do so, after losing many of their adult years to prison.

Attorney General Craig Richards admitted that there was no case against them, but insisted that the state did not make any mistakes in its investigation.

“This is not an exoneration. In this settlement, the four defendants agreed they were properly and validly investigated, prosecuted and convicted. Nonetheless, in light of the new evidence produced at the recent hearing, this settlement is just that, a compromise by the parties in a hard-fought legal battle. This compromise reflects the Attorney General’s recognition that if the defendants were retried today it is not clear under the current state of the evidence that they would be convicted,” Richard’s office said in a statement.


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