Lending Your Voice: Standing up for the Wrongly Convicted

By ServeNow Staff

Combatting Wrongful Conviction

On July 17, 1982, a black man on a bicycle approached a young woman. The man, who the woman described as a “total stranger,” brutally attacked her and bragged during the assault that he “had a white girl.” Time would tell that these words would unwittingly determine the fate of another uninvolved black man.

When he was only 18, Marvin Anderson, the only black man the police knew to be with a white woman, was convicted of robbery, sodomy, abduction, and rape after being identified in a photo lineup where his was the only color photo. Even though the real perpetrator came forward and confessed to the crime a few years later, Anderson still spent the next 20 years paying for these crimes as an innocent man.

What’s scariest about Anderson’s case, riddled with eyewitness misidentification and government misconduct, is that it is far from unique. The overflowing prison system includes thousands upon thousands of guiltless men and women who have been wrongfully convicted while the real perpetrators walk free.

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