Monday, May 2, 2011

Getting Rodney Stanberry Out of Prison


Dr. Boyce Watkins, – Scholarship in Action 

In this video, Dr. Wilmer Leon and I discuss the case of Rodney Stanberry, who sits in prison for an attempted murder that I believe he did not commit.  Please visit in order to join the growing coalition that is fighting for Rodney’s case to be investigated again.

Much of the evidence in Rodney’s case has not held up and at the very least, all evidence should be reconsidered before we ruin a person’s life by keeping them locked away in prison.   The problem for Rodney is that his case is not a death penalty or DNA case, leaving him out of the reach of many liberal civil liberties groups.  But the fact remains that mass incarceration is a deep and insidious threat to the black community and must be dealt with using large-scale measures that serve to redefine what justice means in America.

The video is below:

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