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What Bombshell? Chicago Media Ignores Northwestern Professor Railroading of Innocent Man

Chicago Daily Observer 2 May 2017 One Comment

From Chicago FOP Blog

A bombshell federal court ruling that a former Cook County State’s Attorney and one of his former top assistants will be deposed in a key landmark wrongful conviction case gone wrong has been virtually ignored by press throughout the Chicago area.


The news media, once generating near-hysteria at the release of Anthony Porter from death row in 1999, has blacked out the story, including an announcement last week that former Cook County State’s Attorney Dick Devine and prosecutor Tom Gainer, a former top Devine prosecutor who is now an associated Cook County Criminal Court Judge, will be deposed in connection with a civil trial that claims Porter was wrongfully exonerated of the murders and an innocent man was framed for them.

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  • Jim Ridings said:

    The Chicago Media also is silent on another wrongful conviction case. I spent more than 2 years investigating the murder of Stephen Small of Kankakee, the sensational case where he was kidnapped and buried alive in 1987. Danny Edwards did the crime and he remains in prison. His girlfriend, Nancy Rish, also was convicted, on the lies of the prosecutors, allowed by a judge who admitted he had his mind made up before the trial. My book “Small Justice” proves Nancy Rish is innocent. She has spent 30 years in prison for crime she did not commit, and had no previous knowledge. She was railroaded by the powerful Small family (descendants of crooked Governor Len Small) and by Stephen Small’s next door neighbor, George H. Ryan. I gave books and letters to every member of the Chicago print and electronic media I could. Steve Sanders gave me a spot on Channel 9’s Mid-Day Show, but that is all. The Chicago Media has ignored this case for 3 years. But I bet they jump on it when Rish is finally freed, “discovering” a wrongful conviction as if they uncovered it themselves.

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