Shareef Cousin was once the youngest person in the US on death row.
His case is yet another example of how mistaken (or false) eyewitness testimony can override an airtight alibi. And this one was also compounded by a Brady violation regarding the eyesight of the witness, a lying detective, and coerced snitch testimony.
Cousin has recently authored a CNN article decrying the death penalty.
This quote from the article: “It is hard to argue that the death penalty is applied fairly. Take it from me, someone who lived alongside guys on death row: The system does not identify and sentence “the worst of the worst” to death — just the most powerless.”
You can read the CNN article here.