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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:00 AM

Missouri Gives Strickland His Freedom, But No Compensation For Decades Lost In Prison - Ali Velshi



Missouri Gives Strickland His Freedom, But No Compensation For Decades Lost In Prison

As requested, here's a link to the fund:

Help Kevin Strickland After Wrongful Conviction
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kevin-strickland-after-wrongful-conviction


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Reply Missouri Gives Strickland His Freedom, But No Compensation For Decades Lost In Prison - Ali Velshi (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Thursday OP
DanieRains Thursday #1
markpkessinger Thursday #3
IcyPeas Thursday #2
Bengus81 Thursday #8
SheltieLover Thursday #4
twodogsbarking Thursday #5
Rebl2 Thursday #7
JohnnyRingo Thursday #6

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:28 AM

1. $775 k from us

Thanks folks.

America can be both ugly and beautiful at the same time.

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Response to DanieRains (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 04:12 AM

3. That's great, but . . .

. . . it was the state of Missouri that stole most of this man's life from him. And they should be required to compensate him for that.

Missouri has a compensation law for exonerees, but they are only eligible if they can prove their innocence using DNA evidence. The crime Mr. Strickland was accused of occurred in 1979, when police departments weren't even collecting DNA samples from crime scenes. So to qualify for compensation, an exoneree first has to prove he didn't commit the crime (and proving a negative is nearly impossible in most cases), using evidence that wasn't collected at the time in any case. It's an outrageous injustice!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:39 AM

2. Outrageous. He is not eligible for social security either as he hasn't "worked" enough years

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 11:28 AM

8. Love that catch 22

Nope no social security checks for you because you hardly paid in to the system. Off course being falsely accused and sent to prison for basically all of your working life is the reason that he hardly paid in.

His Go Fund me will probably hit a million $$$ by next week. I sent 20.00 this morning.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 04:49 AM

4. K&R!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 07:17 AM

5. Hopefully someone with money will take care of him.

He deserves it.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:30 AM

7. There is a go fund me page

set up for him. There is over $800,000 in it so far. He has family and friends that I am sure will help guide him.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 09:59 AM

6. Now he can sue.

I imagine their strategy is to wait until he files, then the state will try an offer to end litigation. His age works against him on this.

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