Tag Archives: Innocence Project New Orleans

Decency demands we take no chances with the death penalty

By Robert Mann The chance a terrorist will hijack my next flight to Atlanta is infinitesimal, but I will submit to a virtual strip search when I board that plane. And I’ll do it every time to gain the assurance … Continue reading

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The crime of our criminal justice system

By Robert Mann I’m not a lawyer, but this is one thing I know about our criminal justice system: it only works if everyone involved performs his or her job honestly and to the utmost. In too many criminal cases … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s modern-day slavery

By Robert Mann There is a dramatic scene in the Oscar-winning movie “12 Years a Slave,” in which a black freeman,┬áSolomon Northup, is kidnapped in 1841 after being lured from his home in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to Washington, D.C., where … Continue reading

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