Friedman Conviction Most Reluctantly Upheld

[Note: Friends of Justice is a personal blog. I speak only for myself.]

Dear Friend of Justice,

The Second Court of Appeals upheld Jesse Friedman’s conviction, but only because the habeas petition was filed too late. In a strongly worded opinion, the Court made clear that they felt a miscarriage of justice had occurred and were sharply critical of the police, the prosecution, and the trial judge. The Court suggested that the case should be reopened at the state level.

The Nassau Conty DA’s office says it is giving the ruling “serious thought and consideration.” So there is some hope that justice may yet be served.

Jesse believes that it was the social science research that carried the day with the Court’s opinion. This research was provided to Jesse’s lawyer by NCRJ Directors Debbie Nathan and Emily Horowitz.

Here is the Article in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/17/nyregion/17friedmans.html?_r=2&ref=nyregion

Here is the full decision: http://www.leagle.com/unsecure/page.htm?shortname=infco20100816067