Monday, February 6, 2023

Creating liberating content

Texas Student Kobe Mcadoo...

A Brazos County grand jury handed down an indictment on Friday against the...

US: The Most Illegal...

Cuban and Nicaraguan immigrants have been arriving in large numbers in the U.S....

US National Guard Shoots...

According to officials in the United States, a member of the National Guard...

Cigarette Smoking Rates are...

Many Americans have quit smoking in the past few years. A poll on...
HomeInternationalNew York Man...

New York Man Receives Nearly $18 Million for 1990 Tourist Killing Wrongful Conviction

His lawyers revealed Friday that the city and state of New York would pay roughly $18 million to a man released in 2015 after 25 years in jail for a tourist slaying.

Johnny Hincapie’s lawyers called it New York City’s biggest wrongful conviction payment.
In 1990, a gang of young men stabbed Utah visitor Brian Watkins on a subway platform, including Colombian-born Hincapie. Hincapie, an 18-year-old with no criminal record, said he was forced to confess to the Labor Day crime.

Also read: A Man Gets Life In Prison For Killing Google Employee Vanessa Marcotte In New York City

Despite recanting his false confession and other exculpatory evidence, Hincapie was convicted of criminal murder and sentenced to 25 years to life. He was acquitted after 25 years, three months, and eight days.

Hincapie Calls Watkins’ Death “Tragic” in Friday Statement”

“I’ll never forget his family’s loss,” he added. “I’m glad my city and state have recognised my innocence, and I’m excited to start a new chapter with my family.”

Gabriel P. Harvis and Baree N. Fett, who represented Hincapie, praised him for being a model prisoner and continuing his schooling. In jail, 50-year-old Hincapie got his GED, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees.

Also read: Legislator In New York Wants The Jets To Move Back To Queens: That “Would Be Monumental”

“He truly is the last victim in this case because it took so long for him to finally have his innocence recognised,” Harvis told The Associated Press. He said the big compensation recognises his client’s “innocence and characteristics as a person.”

Get notified whenever we post something new!

Continue reading

Texas Bill Would Give Food Desert Grocery Stores Tax Credits

The Albertsons on Lemmon and McKinney Avenues where Anga Sanders used to shop shuttered years ago. Her neighbourhood, home to 20,000 Dallasites, is a food desert, with no nutritious food alternatives within 5 miles. Sanders shopped at a 13-mile-away Albertsons. "Right...

Texas Woman Stores Hundreds of “Cold-Stunned” Bats in Her Attic

The Houston Humane Society in Texas saved more than a thousand bats that had been "cold-stunned" after falling from bridges during the cold weather. You can watch the video here; https://youtu.be/bNc5PFdjARk Source:https://currently.att.yahoo.com/

Texas, Red States Consider Medicaid Expansion After Abortion Restrictions

Makayla Robinson is seven months pregnant, jobless, living in a Dallas maternity home, and dependent on Medicaid, which may terminate next spring. Medicaid supports new moms in Texas for two months. The federal pandemic public health emergency that President Biden...