Everything has a history

This article offers joyous news.

But that good news is built on a tragedy made possible by more than a century of confessions tortured and coerced from people by CPD. Two Black school boys claimed they were beaten into confessing in 1919. The jury refused to believe them.

We can’t solve the current problem until we recognize it’s extensive history.


Writer. Formerly civil rights attorney. Currently professor. Working on new book about mental disability and criminal law in the 20th century.

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