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I CONFESS!

Thursday, October 1, 2015 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Reception to Follow About the Program Recent years have seen numerous exonerations of persons who were convicted based on confessions elicited by ...
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JAMES ON CAMERA(S)

PA James Releases Report On NYPD Body Cameras Proposal On August 11, 2014, Public Advocate Letitia James was joined by advocates to call for the implementation of a pilot program that would outfit New ...
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NOT IN CUSTODY

After he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and robbery, and was sentenced to a term of 25 years-to-life by the New York County Supreme Court, David Andrango appealed claiming that the statements ...
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THE CONFESSIONS OF AUGUSTINE

Travis Augustine was convicted of second-degree murder, aggravated cruelty to animals, and two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, after he shot and killed a female ...
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49½ HOURS

Suspected of murdering his lover, James Guilford was questioned for more than two full days by the Syracuse Police Department before he uttered words which--according to our state's highest ...
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STOLEN GUN FOR SALE

Edward Cavanagh found himself in some hot water when he supposedly tried to sell a stolen shotgun to a bar's bouncer. After Cavanagh pleaded guilty to burglary in the second degree, and was ...
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INCRIMINATING TALK TAKES TOLL

In People v. Burton, Floyd Burton was convicted of robbery and sentenced to a lengthy prison term. During his trial, he asked that certain incriminating statements made while in custody not be ...
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IF YOU TALK TOO MUCH

In People v. Murphy, Kevin Murphy was arrested for allegedly stabbing someone and agreed to speak with the police after being advised of his rights. During the course of the interrogation, officers ...
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BUT WHY DID HE DO IT?

In People v. Gray, Roy Gray was taken into custody in North Carolina for his involvement in the New York shooting death of Levi Bernard. New York City Police Detective DePaolis traveled to North ...
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DEAD MAN TALKING

In People v. Nieves-Andino, the Court of Appeals allowed the introduction of police testimony which recounted the statements made by a dying man. On November 28, 2000, Jose Millares was shot three ...
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SHOOTING PANTIES WILL GET YOU ARRESTED

On June 12, 2003, then Governor George Pataki, signed a piece of legislation known as " Stephanie's Law " -- a statute which criminalizes certain forms of surveillance. In New York State, ...
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AM I UNDER ARREST OR WHAT?

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon ...
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A BOMBER IN OUR MIDST?

On March 9, 2006, "T.J.O."--a minor--is reported to have left a note in a Nyack High School bathroom claiming that a bomb would explode at ten o'clock in the morning and that the school needed to be ...
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