In 1983, four people were murdered in a home in Chino Hills, Calif, writes . The sole survivor of the attack said three white intruders committed the murders.
I'm delighted that Senator just called me and is issuing a statement calling on and CA to allow DNA testing in the Kevin Cooper case. Thanks, Senator Harris!
The sole survivor of a brutal quadruple murder said three white men committed the crime. But police arrested a young black man, Kevin Cooper, who is now awaiting execution, writes .
Extraordinary and urgent piece by that everyone should read. We need answers from and
California: Where law enforcement advertises for more DNA testing during a press conference about the capture of the Golden State Killer, while also refusing a man on death row the ability to do a DNA test - at his own expense - that might exonerate him.
There’s no greater injustice than a false conviction. Kevin Cooper has been on death row for 30 years. If DNA evidence could exonerate him by proving that he was not at the scene of the crime, more testing should be done now!
. I wish you hadn't blocked advanced DNA testing for Kevin Cooper when you were AG. But I hope that now you'll call for to allow such testing now to see if Cooper is guilty or was framed. Why not allow testing?
., I understand that you may believe that Kevin Cooper is guilty. But other smart people believe him innocent, says . So how can you possibly execute him without even allowing advanced DNA testing?
Guilty people do not ask for testing. Legit prosecutions do not oppose testing. Sound familiar? #Makingamurderer
Kevin Cooper may have been framed by law enforcement for murders committed by three white men. As asks in this searing indictment of the justice system, why won’t California’s allow a DNA test that could stop Cooper’s execution?
My father's been passionately fighting to free Kevin Cooper for 15 years. Here's his story.
This story disqualifies Kamala Harris for the presidency.
Stunning piece by , and elegantly presented to boot. I argued the 2009 DNA testing case at the Supreme Ct &have never understood why some states don’t allow advanced DNA tests. Seems rather obvious. Hope corrects this.
The sole survivor of a brutal quadruple murder said 3 white intruders committed the crime. So the police arrested a young black man named Kevin Cooper. Now he's on death row. Read this piece by Jessia Ma
Oops. The proper handle for the governor who is refusing to allow DNA testing, and is apparently allowing an innocent man to be executed, is . Either way, Gov Brown, why not allow the testing when a life hangs in the balance?
TY for this brilliant anatomy of a wrongful conviction. And please look at the science! Executing an innocent man is murder.
The story of Kevin Cooper should prompt reflection not just about one man on death row but also about profound inequities in our entire system of justice, writes .
"He is on death row because the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department framed him."
Wow. A column unlike any other by . Please give it a read. ... how bout we make the sensible decision here ---- One Test Could Exonerate Him. Why Won't California Do It?
Accident means I’ve been sitting on my bus to the office since 9:15 am. The upshot is I got to read this unbelievable column by
California is poised to execute an innocent man, according to our columnist . He joins and me tonight to discuss the case on Facebook Live. Tune in at 9 p.m. ET at and bring your questions and comments
One Test Could Exonerate Him. Why Won't California Do It?
My jaw literally dropped. and what must be a dozen designers have created riveting, "Serial" type journalism. This is a game-changer.
Compelling argument to allow for DNA testing of evidence in death row inmate’s case. The evidence should be tested.
"An innocent man was framed by sheriff’s deputies and is on death row in part because of dishonest cops, sensational media coverage and flawed political leaders — including Democrats like Brown and Kamala Harris"
READ this piece by : Another person on death row, likely wrongly convicted. Why is the state refusing DNA testing when the evidence is available? This is journalism at its best. Now, Action must Fellow. #wealldeservedignity
The power of both the in print and digital in full force in this op-ed on murder, race and justice by
. makes a compelling case that Kevin Cooper probably was framed, and is preventing a DNA test that could prove his innocence.
This piece by from last year really digs into a lot of the details of Cooper's case and why his conviction was so questionable
Thoughts on this column: it's an important piece that brings attention to a case of obvious injustice, but it appears to heavily rely on J Patrick O'Connor's research, who wrote an entire book on the case. They insert a line acknowledging it, but that's it
In May, Op-Ed columnist wrote: "It appears that an innocent man was framed by sheriff’s deputies and is on death row in part because of dishonest cops, sensational media coverage and flawed political leaders."
Okay, so this is quite a piece by of the NYT. I cannot decide if the way he wrote this, and editors chose to publish it, is good or bad. He is, I think, consciously emulating Emile Zola.
This was a failure at every level, and it should prompt reflection not just about one man on death row but also about profound inequities in our entire system of justice.
For background on the case, read columnist 's in-depth story, Was #KevinCooper Framed for Murder? #California #deathpenalty
After wrote about Kevin Cooper, who is on death row (and a lot of evidence suggests he is innocent), Kamala Harris said she now supported advanced DNA testing for his case
Here's our summary of the podcast and a link to 's column: Was Kevin Cooper Framed for Murder? #California #deathpenalty
Well, this is insane and maddening.
By the way, my big examination of the Kevin Cooper case, arguing that he was probably framed, is here
A hugely important read.
One Test Could Exonerate Him. Why Won't California Do It?
Great interactive article about Kevin Cooper by . Would love to hear how Gov Brown sleeps at night knowing there's probably a mass murderer walking the streets of Cali...
Governor Brown, , so much evidence that this man on death row was framed by cops for a quadruple murder. Why do you refuse to allow advanced DNA testing that might settle who did it?
I've been working on this for months: An apparently innocent man was framed by police for murder of this family and is on death row in CA. But refuses to allow advanced DNA testing. The most outrageous injustice I've covered in the US: Read!
Some progress on the Kevin Cooper miscarriage of justice in California. Sen and gubernatorial candidate have called on Jerry Brown to allow DNA testing. I hope & join the call. C'mon, .
. Will you consider allowing advanced DNA testing in the Kevin Cooper case? What is the argument to deny testing of evidence when there's doubt whether a man on death row is guilty or innocent?
Here's a piece on the Kevin Cooper case and Kamala Harris's refusal to allow DNA testing, even though Cooper would pay for it. In fairness, though, others including Jerry Brown also refused testing.
Here is my investigation into Kevin Cooper case, arguing that he was probably framed. I’m thrilled that advanced DNA testing will finally happen
This is a plea to Jerry Brown (and a slap at Kamala Harris). A state’s refusal to do more DNA testing is really hard to justify once you take a close look.
Read on a black man on death row, whom several federal judges believe was framed for murdering a white family. Why won't the state of California allow advanced DNA testing that might finally resolve the question of who committed the murders?
Shame on Gov. Brown and , former CA attorney general, now U.S. senator, who refused to allow newly available DNA testing to exonerate a black man framed and convicted of hacking to death a beautiful white family and young neighbor.
There’s ample evidence Kevin Cooper was framed for murders for which he is on death row. This brilliant opinion piece argues convincingly why CA should grant his request for advanced DNA test that could prove his innocence. pls approve test.
ICYMI a shocking miscarriage of justice in California with a suspect denied access to DNA testing which could potentially exonerate him and save him from death row
An innocent man “on death row…because of dishonest cops, sensational media coverage and flawed political leaders” who refuse to permit DNA testing. Why is California Gov. Jerry Brown intent on perpetuating the tragedy of a deeply flawed murder case?
I felt physically ill after reading this. Appalling indifference on display from Jerry Brown & Kamala Harris. In a country full of intractable problems, this is one that would be so easy to solve. One Test Could Exonerate Him. Why Won't California Do It?
But I went to San Quentin to interview Cooper, reviewed trial transcripts & other documents, spoke to innumerable people on & off the record,& in 34 years at , I’ve never come across a case in America as outrageous as Kevin Cooper’s [email protected]
Was Kevin Cooper Framed for Murder? - New York Times thanks
I couldn’t believe this as I was reading it. Really good work done by . Can’t believe and won’t support a DNA test to exonerate this man.
One Test Could Exonerate Him. Why Won't California Do It? #genetics DNA-test angle
Two Qs for : 1. Does “feel awful” because of what happened or because of it coming out? Unclear. 2. Although you are “bothered” by the unrelated rape allegation, it’s irrelevant to the case, right? Thanks for this
THIS IS BRILLIANT journalism and an important read. Another tragic story of a likely innocent man on death row. There is DNA testing to prove the case. Why would we not use it? Thank you Nick #dignityforallpeople
One Test Could Exonerate Him. Why Won't California Do It?
Disappointed that people I [email protected] and -- show no interest in getting to the bottom of this.