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Film Review: In the end, ‘Just Mercy’ chronicles what all people want

  Patrick B. McGuigan   In “Just Mercy,” actor Michael B. Jordan is solid and believable as attorney Bryan Stevenson, who garnered worldwide acclaim for his work (through the Equal Justice Institute) achieving exonerating for men wrongfully convicted of murders. Most notable of his victories was for Walter McMillian, portrayed by Jamie Foxx, who delivers […]

Exonerated ‘Central Park Five’ member Raymond Santana to speak in Edmond

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Christian University’s annual Black History Month event, History Speaks will feature Raymond Santana, one of the wrongfully convicted ‘Central Park Five’ now known as the ‘Exonerated Five’ on Monday, February 3. The Raymond Santana History Speaks event will take place from 7 – […]

COMMENTARY: Let’s call the whole thing off: As policy and for principle, no more executions

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Editor OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Mon., Jan. 28, 2019 – Over the past several years, doubts about the validity of death sentences and executions in this state, both past and pending, have increased. There is absolutely no reason to believe that there is any likely scenario in which this state […]

Hear Oklahoma exonerees Perry Lott and DeMarchoe Carpenter share their “Stories from the Innocent”

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Monday, September 10, Perry Lott and DeMarchoe Carpenter, two Oklahoma exonerees, will share their journey to freedom during a program titled “Stories from the Innocent.”  The event will take place at Oklahoma City University School of Law’s McLaughlin Hall, 800 N. Harvey Avenue, from 5:30 […]

Oklahoma man, Johnny Edward Tallbear, freed after serving 26 years for murder

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter (Oklahoma City, OK –  With the consent of the Oklahoma County District Attorney, district court judge Glenn M. Jones vacated the 1992 murder conviction and dismissed the charges against Johnny Edward Tallbear based on new DNA evidence proving his innocence. Tallbear served 26 years for murder based on the […]

Reader Poll: The Death Penalty – Why or why not?

By Patrick B. McGuigan, editor May 14, 2016 With U.S. policy in flux over the death penalty as a result of  botched executions, lethal injection drug search, exonerations of the wrongfully convicted (possibly Richard Glossip) and ongoing grand jury hearings, our readers reviewed the ultimate sanction. OKLAHOMA CITY – As debate over the death penalty […]

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