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THIS FRI NITE: DARYL BURTON & TYNESHA LEE: JUSTICE, FOSTER CARE

From: cole m.
Sent on: Monday, November 7, 2011 10:07 PM
This looks like a fascinating night!  I have lots of questions.  Come join us for an intriguing night.
Cole  [address removed]  [masked]
Below is from Fred
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Friends,
 This Friday night at Perkins, 7 p.m.:  This is one not to miss. 
New details below:
SPECIAL SPEAKER DARRYL BURTON: EXONERATED AFTER 24 YEARS IN PRISON
 
WITH HIS DAUGHTER, TYNESHA LEE:  LIVED IN ABANDONED BUILDINGS: THEN LOST IN FOSTER CARE

Darryl Burton will speak about the murder he was accused of, his trial, his conviction, his 24 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, and finally, his exoneration on August 29, 2008.
 
Darryl’s daughter Tynesha will speak about growing up surrounded by drugs, gangs, hustling, and violence; her life taking care of siblings in shelters and abandoned buildings, the foster care system (not so caring), her escape and new life and education since, and her reunion with her father.

Come discuss:
  • “Professional witnesses” (aka “snitches”) offered incentives by state prosecutors to testify their way.
  • How does some evidence get hidden from public defenders?
 
  • What is it like to be incarcerated in Missouri State Penitentiary?
  • How did Darryl find attorneys willing to listen to him and reexamine his case?

  • What does this case tell us about the death penalty?
  • How many people might be sitting in prison right now wrongly convicted of a crime?

  • Should Darryl forgive the people who wronged him?
  • What are your criteria for forgiveness?
 
And after we hear from Tynesha Lee, we’ll want to discuss:
  • What are the present rules for contact between prisoners and their families?
  • Is our present foster care system really so caring?  
 
 
Check out details on Darryl Burton at:  http://www.themip.org/index.php/darryl-burton
 
See videos of them both at:
 
Check out Centurion Ministries, which helped finance investigations resulting in Darryl’s exoneration:  http://www.centurionministries.org/

Fred Heeren
[address removed]

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