Unlock the Doors
This petition had 171 supporters
How would you feel if you have just been convicted of murder. You know you did not commit it. Yet your life is now ruined, you are spending life in jail and your family is suffering because of this. As English jurist, judge and Tory politician of the eighteenth century, William Blackstone said “It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” Our social service project will be to raise awareness about those who are falsely convicted of crimes the have not committed.
Recently, the numbers have been steadily increasing for people who have been cleared of crimes they didn't commit. In 2015, a record number of 149 people were cleared of crimes they didn't commit in the U.S. With more awareness on this issue, many more people can be released. In a society that is so technology advanced, even one person wrongly convicted is one too many.
We are creating a petition to aid the Northwestern Innocence Project. It is a center dedicated to helping fight wrongful convictions. When you sign our petition you are pledging to help the Innocence project, either by volunteering or donating. Even if you cannot volunteer or donate. We ask you to share this message with family and friends. Our goal is to get 149 signatures. This is one for each person cleared of their charges in 2015.
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