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Bill Crawford Kicks Northwestern’s A$$ Right Up Through The Openings in Both Ears

Chicago Daily Observer 31 October 2014 2 Comments

From the May 5, 2011 Chicago Reader

William Crawford, a retired Tribune investigative reporter. Crawford tells me he heard about the case, asked Sotos if he could look through the files, and wound up spending three months compiling a hundred-page narrative he calls “Chimera.” He’s e-mailed it to everyone in Chicago he thinks might possibly care—particularly journalists and Medill faculty. “Our purpose here,” Crawford begins, is “to set the record straight [and] get that record in front of those men and women, in private and public office, who are in a position to begin at once the task of righting the colossal wrong that has taken place.”

(Crawford in an email to then Medill Dean John Lavine )

“You have a good night. And I will be in that courtroom when you take the shirt off your back and give it to Alstory. And you tell Protess, who threatened me, you tell him, not in your words but in mine that I will kick his ass right up through the openings in both his ear.s [sic]


From the October 31, 2014 Daily Northwestern

The Cook County state’s attorney vacated the double-murder conviction of Alstory Simon on Thursday, raising questions about an investigation assisted by former Medill Prof. David Protess.

Protess led the Medill Innocence Project, whose landmark investigation resulted in the release of Anthony Porter from death row.

“This investigation by David Protess and his team involved a series of alarming tactics that were not only coercive and absolutely unacceptable by law enforcement standards,” Alvarez said at a news conference Thursday. “They were potentially in violation of Mr. Simon’s constitutionally protected rights.”

Protess retired from NU on Aug. 31, 2011 amid accusations from the University that he doctored emails and concealed documents from prosecutors.



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