“A Sure Way to Improve Criminal Justice: Record Confessions” @ Huffington Post

Posted on December 12, 2012

Geoffrey Stone — December 7, 2012: “In 2003, following an exposé of several questionable “confessions” obtained by Illinois police which resulted in murder convictions and in some cases death sentences for persons who were later exonerated, legislation was proposed in the Illinois legislature to require custodial interrogations in homicide investigations to be electronically recorded. Barack Obama, then a little-known member of the Illinois Senate, took the lead in negotiating with members of the law enforcement community who opposed electronic recording………..”

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