Two Innocent Black Men Freed After 39 Years in Prison

Source: Cynthia McFadden, Erik Ortiz and Elisha Fieldstadt/MSNBC Two Ohio men wrongly accused of murder experienced freedom for the first time in nearly four decades on Friday morning, but said they don’t harbor bitterness over their unjust imprisonment. A Cleveland judge on Wednesday had dropped all charges against Ricky Jackson, 57, and Wiley Bridgeman, 60, allowing for the pair’s release. …

Ex-Police Commander Guilty of Torturing More Than 100 Black Men Released from Prison Early

Source: Huffington Post/Kim Bellware An ex-police commander who oversaw the torture of more than 100 black men in Chicago police custody walked out of federal prison Thursday, after serving just three and a half years of his sentence. Jon Burge left the minimum-security prison in North Carolina to report to a halfway house in Florida until his sentence officially runs …

Virginia Police Seeks Warrant To Force A 17 Year-Old Boy To Have An Erection, And Then Take Pictures Of It In Teen Sexting Case

Source: Annie-Rose-Strasser/Think Progress A 17 year-old Virginia teenager who is under investigation for sending a consensual sext to his 15-year-old girlfriend may be forced to have an erection in front of police as evidence in the case. The boy, who the Washington Post will not identify for privacy reasons, is being charged with two felonies — one for possession of child pornography …