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Wrongful Convictions: Fixing America’s Failed Judgment, 7 PM

When:
Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Where:
Virtual
MD  

Contact(s):
Kim Sherman
Category:
Lectures
Registration is required
All registrations are due on 9/8/2020.

If you have any questions regarding this Event, please call The Village In Howard office at 443-367-9043.
Capacity:
100
Available Slots:
18
No Fee
No Fee

The Village in Howard is presenting “Wrongful Convictions: Fixing America’s Failed Judgment” free of charge for our members and our Howard County neighbors. We are pleased to have this exciting opportunity with Bill Proctor, an award-winning veteran reporter at WXYZ - TV from Detroit Michigan to speak about our criminal justice system.


Bill Proctor is a member of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame - inducted in 2020 - and the Michigan Broadcasters Hall of Fame -inducted in 2019. His passion for the truth led him to found Proving Innocence, a 501(c )3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to free from prison those who were convicted of crimes they did not commit.


What were rare headlines of men and women walking out of prison suddenly free of the system that held them are now happening often and with good reason.


Decades of examining actual innocence claims has created documents, demonstrable proofs, and now history showing decades of mistakes that lead to innocent people being sent to prison for crimes they did not commit, allowing those responsible to remain free to prey on new victims.


Bill Proctor has seen the damage first hand.  After decades as a major-market television reporter and investigator he’s examined cases, talked to the innocent and their loved ones, and dug deeply into the reasons that five percent or more of the nation’s prison population is serving time for the bad acts of others.


Bill’s insight, his hands-on experience will bring chills, and tears.  It will make you see our justice system in ways you never thought possible, and it may set you in motion to act on behalf of those suffering at the hands of government actors and defenders that failed them.


What Bill knows could lead to change and a system that truly considers acting as if “innocent until proven otherwise” is the foundation for their actions.

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