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Man Wins $10.5M Decades After Being Allegedly Framed

Shawn Williams spent 24 years in prison

(Newser) - A woman said she saw Shawn Williams with a gun at the scene in Brooklyn, NY, where his neighbor was shot to death in July 1993. The 19-year-old denied that he'd pulled the trigger. In fact, he denied that he was even in the state. It didn't matter....

'You Tell Me $750K Is Worth 44 Years of My Life?'

Ronnie Long, wrongfully convicted of rape in NC, says he'll fight compensation cap

(Newser) - Ronnie Long spent 44 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit . The Black man convicted by an all-white jury of raping a white woman in 1976 fought hard for his release in August, followed by a pardon in December. But he says the fight isn't over....

Homeless Man Wrongfully Jailed After Trip to Burger King
He Tried to Pay With a $10 Bill.
Burger King Called the Police
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He Tried to Pay With a $10 Bill. Burger King Called the Police

The cashier thought Emory Ellis was paying with counterfeit money

(Newser) - Emory Ellis, a black homeless man in Boston, went to Burger King for breakfast and tried to pay with a $10 bill. That simple transaction in November 2015 led to a series of mistakes that landed Ellis in jail for more than three months, reports the AP . It started with...

Cops Arrest 3, Mistake Jolly Ranchers for Meth

New York City now paying $33K to the trio in a settlement

(Newser) - Three Brooklyn men left a candy store in Coney Island last year with Jolly Rancher candies in their pockets. Two police officers who claimed to have been tipped by an undercover cop promptly handcuffed the men, saying they'd been seen selling crystal meth. A later NYPD lab test determined...

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