Intimidation

Because when you’re in power, you can do it.

The Medill Innocence Project, founded at Northwestern University’s school of journalism, has uncovered evidence that freed eleven wrongfully-convicted men.  Five of them were awaiting a death sentence.

Recently the project found evidence suggesting that Anthony McKinney, convicted of murder, is really innocent. So how is the state preparing for the hearing?

The Cook County state’s attorney subpoenaed the students’ grades, notes and recordings of witness interviews, the class syllabus and even e-mails they sent to each other and to professor David Protess of the university’s Medill School of Journalism.

Story here.

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