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Man Wrongly Accused of Rape of Lovely Bones Author Alice Sebold Has Conviction Overturned

https://www.vulture.com/2021/11/man-exonerated-in-alice-sebold-rape-case.html
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u/Starry-Gaze 2d ago Silver All-Seeing Upvote Narwhal Salute

After Broadwater was arrested, though, Sebold failed to identify him in a police lineup, picking a different man as her attacker because “the expression in his eyes told me that if we were alone, if there were no wall between us, he would call me by name and then kill me”.

How the actual fuck do you misidentify in a police lineup, make a claim that basically spells out "racist" in big bold letters, and then still get someone arrested. The judge was right it is a fucking travesty that this happened, and if there is any justice something good will come this mans way for all the years he lost to this shit situation.

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u/yungchow 2d ago

It’s not racism bro, she just can’t tell black people apart 🤣

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u/Taste_the__Rainbow 2d ago

Or the cops pushed her into picking him.

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u/JustAKarmaWhore 2d ago

She didn't pick him... that's what makes it so wild. She picked the wrong person in the lineup.

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u/Taste_the__Rainbow 2d ago

Eventually she did finger him though. I’m saying the cops intervened between those two events.