Tuesday’s Quick Clicks…

  • The Irish Innocence Project may be on the verge of its first exoneration
  • Chicago taxpayers will spend $12.3 million to compensate two more exonerated inmates who claim they were tortured into false confessions by convicted former Area 2 Cmdr. Jon Burge, keeping former Mayor Richard M. Daley off the hot seat.  The identical $6.15 million settlements will go to Ronald Kitchen and Marvin Reeves, who spent more than two decades in prison for the 1988 murders of five they did not commit.  It marks the third time that cases settled by Mayor Rahm Emanuel have spared Daley from answering questions under oath about allegations that — as state’s attorney and as mayor — he failed to investigate police torture allegations against Burge and participated in a conspiracy to cover it up.
  • In Illinois, DNA that exonerated one man points to a new suspect
  • In Virginia, lawmakers consider moves that would speed up exoneration process and rate at which exonerees obtain their compensation

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