I don’t know what is going on, but it seems to me that these cases were not being reported in the US mainstream media, quite possibly because they are an embarassment.
Jan. 30, 2011
Convicted rapist allowed to walk after DNA tests cast doubt on case… after serving all but five months of 25 YEAR sentence
….Sims, who missed the death of his mother as he was in prison, will have to register as a sex offender and is not eligible for any services or funds that the state gives to the wrongly convicted….Full Story)
You think that things cannot get any worse than that with wrongful convictions? Check this:
Jan. 28, 2011
Wrongfully convicted rapist is freed after 17 years.. and hit with a $110,000 bill for backdated child maintenance
….Northrop was told he owed $111,000 in back child maintenance payments. About half of that sum was owed to the mother of his children and half to the state, which helped support the family while Northrop was incarcerated.
The state’s Department of Social and Health Services has a programme for writing off child support bills in hardship cases, and it waived its share of Northrop’s balance in November.
But Northrop still owes tens of thousands of dollars to his former partner, and the state has now enforced mandatory monthly payments of $100 out of his wages….Northrop’s co-accused has also fallen on hard times, working for just three days since his release….(Full Story)
“Men who are unjustly accused of rape can sometimes gain from the experience.”
Catherine Comins, Vassar College,
Assistant Dean of Student Life in Time, June 3, 1991, p. 52
From: Feminism and Society As seen through feminists’ eyes (and as seen through the eyes of others who still use common sense) A collection of quotes by Bill Wood)
And what exactly is it that these three men gained from their experience?