Support Massachusetts State Bill H1540: Cameras In Interrogation Rooms

Support Massachusetts State Bill H1540: Cameras In Interrogation Rooms

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On the night of April 19th, 1989, around 9-10 P.M., Trisha Meili was assaulted and raped by a suspected group of 5 boys. 4 of which were African American and 1 was Hispanic. They were arrested and interrogated for 14-30 hours. Within these long hours of investigation, the boys were deprived of food, sleep, and hydration. This added on with immense pressure from the police, was basically torture. The 5 boys then confessed to a crime that they did not commit. This is what's known as a forced confession.

With the implementation of audiovisual recordings, forced confessions will be a thing of the past. With video evidence and audio evidence, definite proof can be provided to cases when needed, making sure that there isn't anything shady going on behind the scenes.

We're 8th grade students from the R.J. Murphy school (located in Dorchester, Massachusetts) with Generation Citizen who support the bill H1540, which makes confessions for any serious crimes inadmissible without an audiovisual recordings. 

Sign this petition to encourage your state representatives to support this bill!

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