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The Rittenhouse verdict was an obvious miscarriage of justice, but there are a few glimmers of hope elsewhere.
1) In Waukesha, the guy will killed 6 people and injured 40 just had his bond set at $5,000,000, a LARGE increase over the $1000 he was assessed a few months ago. Since he has been arrested 16 time since 1999, that $1000 fee was painfully inadequate.
2) A man named Kevin Strickland was charge with three 1978 murders that he was not guilty of. Although later evidence proved his innocence, the governor was in no hurry to release him.
On Tuesday, a judge in Missouri exonerated him, after he spent 43 years in prison.
I'm assuming that he will receive some type of settlement from the state for the years he spent in prison, but that numbers has not been determined yet.
The largest amount awarded so far for a wrongful conviction is $41 million, which went to the Central Park 5. In 1989, Trump paid for a full page ad in a newspaper, calling for the death penalty to be applied to the men. Ten years later, he still had not apologized for his opinion.