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Michael McLaughlin is a reporter covering crime and criminal justice for the Huffington Post. Before joining HuffPost in 2009, he previously worked for the New York Daily News and the Brooklyn Paper. He can be reached at michael.mclaughlin@huffingtonpost.com.

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National Registry Of Exonerations: More Than 2,000 People Freed After Wrongful Convictions

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2012 | 8:54 PM

Some tales of wrongful conviction are well known, like the case of amateur boxer Dewey Bozella.

Bozella was found guilty in 1983 for the murder of an elderly woman. New York police and prosecutors pressed second-degree murder charges propped up by the testimony of witnesses who eventually recanted their testimony....

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Dharun Ravi Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail (LIVE STREAM)

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2012 | 8:18 AM

Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail as part of a probationary sentence today for spying on his collge roommate with a webcam and writing about what he saw on Twitter.

New Jersey Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman could have given the ex-Rutgers University student up to...

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Carlos De Luna Execution: Texas Put To Death An Innocent Man, Columbia University Team Says

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 12:01 AM

One of the strongest arguments against the death penalty is the frightening chance of executing an innocent person. Columbia University law professor James Liebman said he and a team of students have proven that Texas gave a lethal injection to the wrong man.

Carlos De Luna was executed in...

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Eric Justin Toth, Alleged Child Pornographer, Added To FBI's Most Wanted List

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 12:52 PM

The FBI added an alleged child pornographer to its list of Ten Most Wanted fugitives.

Eric Justin Toth was 26 and a third-grade teacher in a Washington, D.C. private school in 2008 when authorities accused him of possession of kiddie porn.

Another teacher at Beauvoir, an elite school,...

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Best Weird Animal Photos 2011 (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted December 27, 2011 | 7:52 AM

According to the Chinese calendar, 2011 was the year of the rabbit, but from our point of view there were too many worthy animals in the news to limit the calendar to one creature. There were many high points in the animal kingdom over the past 12 months, such as...

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The Fartiste: Off-Broadway Play About Fart Artist Joseph Pujol Opens

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 7:00 AM

A crowd has formed and waits with bated breath for what's next from a diminutive lad who can break wind on command and has already used his behind to play a trumpet.

It's not fifth grade recess nor a South Park episode. No, it's a scene from "

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