Innocent Man Sues Kansas City Police Department & Officers for Alleged Murder Frame-Up

Keith Carnes was exonerated and freed after serving more than 18 years in prison for crimes he didn’t commit KANSAS CITY, MO – Several KCPD officers were accused of fabricating and hiding evidence to frame Keith Carnes of murder in a lawsuit filed here today in federal court. Carnes alleges that the Kansas City Police… Read More

Criminalizing Being Poor

We’ve talked here about how our country has a modern day debtors’ prison system that criminalizes being poor. In an earlier post, we discussed the prison-for-debt world, populated mostly by poor people of color who have essentially been shaken down by the local police force and then fined and jailed in squalid, medieval-like prisons for… Read More