People can develop false memories. A look at Ronald Cotton’s Case shows that memories can be false.

Besides the judge withholding evidence that might have led to Ronald Cotton being exonerated sooner, the police could have informed Jennifer Thompson that another woman had been raped that same night and that she had identified another suspect that looked similar to Ronald Cotton. Some police are now trained to tell victims that the suspects in the lineup may not be the culprit. This reduces the victim’s thoughts created by hopeful wishes that the police have the right person. Telling the victim that there is another suspect and lining them up together may help the witness to identify the right person. In Ronald Cotton’s case, Bobby Poole does look like him because they share similar facial features. Had both suspects been in the lineup, both women may have correctly identified the right culprit. We will never know. Continue reading People can develop false memories. A look at Ronald Cotton’s Case shows that memories can be false.

He sexually assaulted inmates all over the US for almost a decade before he was arrested.

Kindlay sexually assaulted a woman he was transporting in 2014, and in 2017 he used a firearm in another sexual assault of another woman that was in his custody, but there are other reports that date back as far as 2012. Little Rock prison guard sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting inmates. Why wasn’t he arrested sooner? Continue reading He sexually assaulted inmates all over the US for almost a decade before he was arrested.

The future of children in foster homes is not too bright! Why?

Localize foster care so that children do not lose everyone and everything they know, (2) place children with family members and even friends of the family so that they remain in familiar areas, (3) shift the funding to pay for family placements so that children do not have to live with strangers where they have to take prescribed drugs to cope, (4) create programs that teach youth how to apply for college (foster children are eligible for free college tuition though only about 2% will ever apply) (5) create programs that help foster children learn life and job skills, (6) get involved with local churches, legislators, and community organization to create peer support groups where foster children can relate with each other. Let them know that they are not alone. Continue reading The future of children in foster homes is not too bright! Why?

Mental health experts can’t agree on a diagnosis. Jordan could have been Jeremiah.

“I’m truly sorry for my failure to call 911, that was one of my biggest mistakes,” he said through tears. “That’s something I’m going to have to live with for the rest of my life. Lord knows if I could go back and change everything, I would in a heartbeat.”, Jordan told the judge. Continue reading Mental health experts can’t agree on a diagnosis. Jordan could have been Jeremiah.

Fostered or Forgotten?

Leaving them there with no one to advocate for them, and do you want to know how it almost always ends? It almost always ends in solitary confinement until they kill themselves or a jailer loses it and kills them. They have no family to support them. Most of the time family times are severed and children are moved away from anyone and everything they know. We have to do better! Continue reading Fostered or Forgotten?